Scarce water, plenty of conflicts? Local water conflicts and the role of development cooperation

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Publication Title

Scarce water, plenty of conflicts? Local water conflicts and the role of development cooperation

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INEF Policy Brief

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Annabelle Houdret

Publication Date

March 2008

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Growing water scarcity increases competition for the access to the resource and subsequent conflict potentials in many countries. Water management and related conflicts are increasingly a question of distributive justice and political legitimacy. The Policy Brief analyses the causes of intrastate water conflicts and introduces the main challenges for international development cooperation. By typologising water conflicts and showing corresponding policy options the paper provides an overview of possible strategies to cope with water conflicts. Finally, the Policy Brief offers recommendations on how to better identify, resolve and prevent conflicts in the water sector.

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 PolicyBrief03 en.pdf

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