28 Nov 2011
09:00  - 13:00

Aula Naturhistorisches Museum, Augustinergasse 2, Basel

Water diplomacy: transboundery rivers and international politics

North-South Forum

Einführung durch Prof. Dr. Laurent Goetschel (NCCR Nort-South, swisspeace, Europainstitut/Universität Basel).

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9:00 Introduction

9:10 Hydro-diplomacy: the answer to water conflict and cooperation? Peter Bosshard (Policy director, International Rivers, Berkeley)

9:40 Water development policy in Central Asia: risks and opportunities. Tobias Siegfried (hydrosolutions and ETH Zurich)

10:05 A role for the private sector in water diplomacy? Andrea Iff (NCCR North-South and swisspeace)

10:30 coffee break

10:45 Knowledge for water-related negotiation in the Blue Nile Basin. Gete Zeleke (Project director, Addis Abeba)

11:10 Water diplomacy: an instrument of Swiss foreign policy? Murezi Michael (Head Mediation Desk, Political Division IV, Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

11:30 Panel and plenary discussion: Can water contribute to diplomacy? Peter Bosshard, Gete Zeleke, Murezi Michael, Wolfgang Kinzelbach, Laurent Goetschel

12:45 Wrap-up and closing remarks. Barbara Becker (North-South Centre, ETH Zurich)

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem North-South Centre Research for Developement, swisspeace, der ETH Zürich und der Universität Basel.

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