Science and Art of Water Cooperation

In an era of increasing competition and climate shocks, cooperation over water resources requires renewed efforts. While failure to cooperate can hinder development and lead to costly conflict, progress has been made in understanding the conditions that foster collective action. The purpose of this workshop is to bridge the gap between the science and art of water cooperation. Importantly, the workshop will highlight promising examples of collective action, and demontrate how knowledge can best be translated into effective training, education and institutional development. In addition, graduates of course programmes will contribute "Novel ideas to sparking water cooperation".

Science -  Advances in Understanding the Dynamics of Cooperation and Collective Action
Chair: Prof. Jan Lundqvist , SIWI


09:00    Introduction of the Workshop. Prof. Pieter van der Zaag, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands

09:10    Keynote: Dr.Naho Mirumachi, King’s College, UK

09:30    A GIS-based Tool for Water Balance: A Contribution to Water Cooperation in Paron, Ancash, Peru. Ms. Monica Untiveros, CEAS, Peru
09:40    Assisting the Communication Gap Between Science Based and Policy Based Information for Water Cooperation. Ms. Laura Forni , SEI, USA

10:00    Panel : Advances in understanding collective action
Moderator: Dr. Anjal Prakash, SaciWATERs, India

  • Moving from Water Risk to Business Value at Risk, A Catalyst for Collective Action - Mr. William Sarni, Deloitte Consulting, USA
  • Dr. Hans Komakech, NM-AIST, Tanzania
  • Dr. Marian Patrick, ANU, Australia


10:30    Coffee Break


Art - Advances in Process Facilitation and Training
Chair: Dr. Hans Komakech, NM-AIST, Tanzania


11:00    Keynote: Prof. Aaron Wolf, OSU

11:20    Poster Interviews   
               Moderator: Ms.  Hannah Moosa, University of Toronto

  • Water Cooperation - Building Transnational Public Private Partnerships in Fragile Areas. Dr. Marianne Beisheim, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Germany
  • Uzbekistan - EU Cooperation on Water Resources Management. Dr. Abror Gadaev, Samarkand State Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute, Uzbekistan
  • Lessons Learned from the Development of Inter-institutional Professional Network in Water Sector of Serbia in Period 2010-2012. Mr. Aleksandar  Krstic, Inter-institutional Professional Network in Water Sector of Serbia, Serbia
  • WaterDiss2.0: Disseminating Water Research across the European Union. Prof. Carolyn Roberts, Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network, UK
  • Art and Science of Water Cooperation: Indian Farm-Women in Decision Making and Mitigating Conflicts for Socio-economic and Environmental Payoffs. Ms. Neetika Sharma, Goverment School of Education, India
  • : A platform for Networking River Basins and Watersheds Stakeholders.Mr. Eric Tilman,, Belgium

11:35    Panel: Advances in Process Facilitation and Training
             Moderator: Ms. Léna Salamé, UNESCO

  • Prof. Aaron Wolf, OSU, USA


  • Cooperation, Not Conflict: How Water Science Education Can Promote Lasting Dialogue. Mr. John Etgen, WET, USA
  • Increasing Access to Urban Water Services through Partnerships and Cooperation. Mr. Arijanto Istandar, WaterLinks, Thailand
  • A Case Study of Consideration of Gender and Social Inclusion in Water Resources Management and Conflict Minimisation at the Local Level in Nepal. Prof. Pamela White, FCG Intl., Finland


  • Ms. Zaki Shubber, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands


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