Geneva Water Hub

Founding Year: 2015

Staff: 15

Budget:

François Münger (Director)

A joint Project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the University of Geneva working under the motto “Hydropolitics Towards Peace and Security.”  As of 2017, it became a Centre of the University of Geneva.  Water crisis is the highest global risk, but water can be transformed from a source of potential crisis into an instrument of peace by preventing water conflicts at an early stage.  The Hub aims understand and prevent “water-related tensions between competing uses, between public and private actors, and between political entities and countries.”  It’s associated with The Blue Peace Movement (supported by the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs), the Hub highlights initiatives on water, peace, security and cooperation, and interdisciplinary (academia, culture, political and diplomatic actions, civil society and the private sector), ranging from the local to the global.

 Projects:

Programs:

  • Summer School in Water Governance: Frameworks and Negotiations
  • Massive open online courses (MOOC) on international water law, ecosystem services, and water resources management and policy
  • Distance learning course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers
  • Serious Games – teaching through a playful interface
  • Webinars in international water law

Publications:

HIGHLIGHT:

  • Case Study n°1 – Co-evolution Between Mega-Cities’ Development and the Vulnerability to Floods: Lessons from the Yangtze and the Yellow River

 

Geneva Water Hub contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


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