As water conflicts continue to rise around the world, the need for adaptation in development cooperation increases. Thus, this study focuses on water security issues from different perspectives by summarizing the main trends in water supply and demand. It also presents the potential for conflict at the local, national and international level. In doing so, it identifies the key challenges and opportunities for development cooperation. Finally, it formulates recommendations to improve the management of potential water conflicts and shows how development cooperation can contribute to preventing, solving and handling (post) conflict situations.
Water and security: Challenges and Opportunities for Development Cooperation
Publications of this project
- Houdret, Annabelle 2010: Wasserkonflikte sind Machtkonflikte. Ursachen und Lösungsansätze in Marokko.. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
- Houdret, Annabelle; Annika Kramer and Alexander Carius 2010: The Water Security Nexus. Challenges and Opportunities for Development Cooperation. Eschborn: GTZ.
- Kramer, Annika 2008: Regional Water Cooperation and Peacebuilding in the Middle East. Brussels: Initiative for Peacebuilding.