our priority areas
Cooperation Over Shared Waters
Regional cooperation on transboundary waters is a public good that benefits all parties and can open new opportunities for riparian states to sustainably develop water resources. SIWI helps basin actors to engage in transboundary processes with a long-term perspective of promoting both security and development, and encourages a holistic approach that includes the perspectives of other affected sectors. By employing tools such as modelling, SIWI enables decision makers to gain understanding of risks, benefits and opportunities associated with different strategies.
Informed International Policy
SIWI informs and engages in collective efforts to raise awareness on water’s key role for sustainable development and climate resilience. SIWI believes that through cooperation and partnership building, we can set fair, inclusive, and forward-looking strategies for climate adaptation and mitigation, and for a wise use of the world’s water resources. By remaining a neutral advisory body, SIWI is able to keep its focus on water issues and not be influenced by political affiliations.
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International Symposium on Water Diplomacy: An Overview
The International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC) – a UNESCO Category II Centre hosted at SIWI organised the International Symposium on Water Diplomacy on 16 and 17 November 2016 in collaboration with the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, Koblenz, Germany.
The Symposium brought together researchers, diplomats, decision-makers, thought leaders and practitioners to discuss international cooperation over shared water resources and water diplomacy as an approach to conflict transformation, peacebuilding and regional cooperation.