This report explores some of the thorniest water crises taking place across the developing world. While intensifying water challenges and the threats they pose to security are well documented, relatively few solutions have been presented. In this report, WRI, the Pacific Institute and the Water, Peace and Security Partnership offer potential solution sets to water challenges in key water-insecure hotspots around the world.
Report proposes solutions to severe water and security challenges in India, Iran, Iraq, the African Sahel, Central America, and Yemen.
Water-related conflict and political instability are on the rise across the globe. While no single solution will eliminate water insecurity, a wide variety of solutions are available.
The Water, Peace and Security Partnership has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace. Water, Peace and Security works to provide data, analyze risks, propose solutions and support the prevention of conflicts over water.
This paper discusses a methodology to forecast conflict up to a year in advance. The model is a product of the Water, Peace, and Security partnership, which is pioneering the development of public information tools and approaches that can support evidence-based actions to reduce security risks and promote water cooperation.
What if we could predict violent conflicts before they arise and help stop them? A groundbreaking new tool, launched today by the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership, can predict the risk of violent conflicts up to 12 months ahead of time.
About 2,000 administrative districts across the Global South — about 14% of all surveyed — are at risk of violent conflict between October 2019 and September 2020.
Can we use vast amounts of data, machine learning, and other technologies to warn communities about the risk of water stress driving conflict?
Water crises can shake societies, destroy livelihoods and threaten prosperity for decades. They can also be the spark that sets aflame a powder keg of social and political issues, resulting in violent conflict.
Research shows that water projects can become more effective when women participate. So why are they still being left out?