Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Sustainable Water Diplomacy

  • Date: 05 February, 13:15–16:25
  • Location: University Main Building Uppsala Hall TBA
  • Lecturer: Jens Berggren (Director Communications at Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI) Florian Krampe (Researcher in SIPRI's Climate Change and Risk Project) Martina Nee (Programme Manager, WaterAid) Alexander Veerbeck (Associate at Stockholm Environment Institute and SIWI) Alexandre Vautravers (Security Expert, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva; Editor-in-chief, Revue militaire Suisse, RMS) Ashok Swain (UNESCO Chair of International Water cooperation) Maria Vink (Acting Director Transboundary Water Management at SIWI)
  • Organiser: Uppsala Association of International Affairs in cooperation with Uppsala Forum
  • Contact person: Stella Marceta
  • Seminarium

This seminar introduces the audience to the concepts: Sustainable Water, Water security and Water Diplomacy. The purpose of the seminar is to spread awareness about the consequences of water scarcity in the world caused by climate change in the Anthropocene.

13:15-13:20
Welcome and introduction

13:20-14:30
Theme: Water and Society presentations
Hydrology, The Anthropocene and Climate Change: Mr. Jens Berggren, Director Communications at Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Water, Climate related risks: Mr. Florian Krampe, Researcher in SIPRI's Climate Change and Risk Project
Sustainable development goal 6: Ms. Martina Nee, Programme Manager, WaterAid
Water Challenges: Mr. Alexander Veerbeck, Associate at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

14:30-14.45
Break, coffee and light refreshments

14:45-16.00
Theme: Water Security, Conflict and Diplomacy presentations and panel discussion
Water Security and Water Wars: Mr. Alexandre Vautravers, Security Expert, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva; Editor-in-chief, Revue militaire Suisse (RMS)
Water conflict and resolution, mediating peace: Mr. Ashok Swain, UNESCO Chair of International Water cooperation
Water Diplomacy: Ms. Maria Vink, Acting Director Transboundary Water Management at Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

16.00-16.20
Reflections from the audience

16.20-16.25
Summary and wrap-up

17.00 >
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