Water security in fragile contexts

Convenor(s):
The World Bank Group and United Nations Children’s Fund

~~Both the provision of life-saving support and the attainment of the sustainable development goals for access to water and sanitation are at high risk of failure in fragile states.  Globally 65 million people are displaced as a result of war and half of the world’s poor are expected to live in fragile states by the 2030.  
The session will look at how investing in water security in fragile states, through the operation and maintenance of existing water supply systems, and strengthening governance and capacity provides multiple benefits such as cost effective and equitable water supply, a reduced risk of further displacements, an increased resiliency to absorb further shocks on access to water and a foundation for sustainable development.  Case studies will be used to foster a discussion on just how far can we build such governance, capacity and systems, how to engage in a conflict sensitive manner while taking into consideration political, social and environmental factors, and how to ensure that humanitarian and development policy and programming can be bridged. 

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Tuesday 16:00-17:30
FH 202
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Gaza City, Palestine. UNICEF 2015
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