Water for Peace and Security: From Risk to Resilience
The UAE has rightly highlighted the growing menace of water insecurity as a fundamental threat to human health, peace, and security. Absent decisive global action, the cascading effects of increasing water instability will affect all countries and regions. This Presidency event brings together The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world’s largest humanitarian network, leading UN agencies (UNECE, UNCCD), the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, the Water Peace Security Partnership (WPS), and countries to showcase how cooperative, equitable, and sustainable water management practices enable peace and security in fragile and conflict-affected regions. The event highlights ways of turning water risk into resilience both domestically by ensuring good water governance involving inclusive and informed processes, as well as transboundary, building on the Transboundary Water Cooperation Coalition. This new global initiative fosters shared water cooperation at all levels. A key outcome of this event will be platforming various initiatives and actions that can build resilience, design successful adaptation and expand international cooperation for shared water security.
COP28 Presidency, IFRC, Water, Peace and Security (WPS) Partnership, the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, UNCCD, UNECE, Macroscope Strategies (M2S)