The Hague Institute has released the two final reports for its project ‘Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work’. The two publications present research findings from studies in the Brahmaputra basin and the Jordan basin, respectively.
Addressing challenges of governance, a main focus of the project has been access to water and decision making about water distribution. The project’s aim of developing a multi-track water diplomacy framework could contribute to the transformation of water conflict to cooperation.
The studies in the Brahmaputra and Jordan river basins have fine-tuned the water diplomacy framework within the socio-economic, political and biophysical contexts of these bodies of water, and identified and examined key factors in water cooperation in order to formulate recommendations for effective cooperation in the future.