Global Water Alliance 2020 Conference on Water & Peace

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Drexel University, Behrakis Hall
Philadelphia, PA
United States

All people and every ecology share a stake in the proper management of water to safeguard supply quality, fair access, and peace. A history of water use without proper planning and stakeholder involvement has led to global conflict and inequity, especially in regions of water scarcity, drought, natural disaster, pollution, or social/political turmoil.

This conference will convene local, national, and international water professionals and researchers/students to discuss “water, sanitation, and hygiene” (WASH) strategies and governance for security, sustainability, and resiliency with an eye to peace norms and ethics. This will include identifying the key elements of a modern water management toolkit and preparing for the 2021 World Water Forum in Senegal with guest speakers and panelists from all over the world.

Conference Objectives

  • Learn about approaches for managing water conflict and promoting peace through case studies highlighting the role of policy, governance, data and/or technology.
  • Begin developing modern "Toolkit" for management of water towards peace and equity for all key stakeholders ( professionals, politicians, communities, companies, consumers, farmers,  etc.) including governance elements and data characteristics.
  • Begin preparations for involvement in the 2021 World Water Forum in Senegal
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