event 26 авг. 2021 time 11:00 CET

Stockholm World Water Week session // From forecast to prevention – acting on resource-related conflict risks

This event asks how national and international policy makers can take effective actions to prevent conflicts relating to water, food and energy insecurity. It focuses on how to prioritize water conflict prevention on the basis of conflict forecasting approaches, especially in times where governments are strained by multiple challenges. The session has been convened by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, the Government of the Netherlands, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and the World Resources Institute.

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August 26 | 11:00 AM CET

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About the event

The event starts with an overview of current and potential future hotspots for water, food and energy-related conflicts, which have been identified through the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) Partnership, further developed in the frame of the GIZ-FREXUS project. It then embarks on a discussion that aims to understand why, despite the available early warning capacity, preventive action on water, food and energy conflicts is still lagging. High-level panellists from the Sahel Region as well as the international 4D-community will discuss what role early warning systems can play at which stages of the decision-making process and how they can facilitate truly preventive action. This will include discussions on how to design such systems in a way that ensures policy uptake. The audience will be asked to actively contribute with their experience and engage in the discussion, ensuring a broad regional coverage and gathering insights from various affected locations around the world. A specific emphasis will be put on designing effective policy responses to water, food and energy insecurity related conflict risks, investigating what forecasting capacities and decision support policymakers need at different times to act.

The session will have simultaneous translation to French.


  • Welcome & Moderation by Susanne Schmeier, IHE Delft
  • Opening Words Hilde Hardeman, European Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI)
  • Key Note by Kitty van der Heijden, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Presenting the Global Early Warning Tool by Charles Iceland, WRI
  • Panel Discussion
    Sharon Burke, New America
    Abdou Moumouni Moussa, Niger Basin Authority
    Modibo Sacko, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mali
    Nouradine Zakaria Toure, CRUBN
  • Summary and wrap-up by Alexandre Mesnil, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


You can register for free for the World Water Week, including this session here.

Further information

More information on this session will follow here and on the event page.

Further information on the FREXUS project is available here.

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