Podcast 3: Water for Peace - Collaborating on Water Insecurity

"Collaboration on water insecurity issues with Danilo Türk, the Lead Political Advisor of Geneva Water Hub"

This is the third of four Water for Peace podcasts for the World Bank’s Online Fragility Forum 2020. The focus of this episod... view more

About the Presenters

Danilo Türk

Lead Political Advisor, Geneva Water Hub

Danilo Türk is lead political advisor of the Geneva Water Hub (@GenevaWaterHub). Mr. Türk is a Slovenian Diplomat, Professor of International Law, Human Rights Expert and political figure who served as President of Slovenia from 2007 to 2012. He was the first Slovene Ambassador to the United Nations, from 1992-2000. He was the UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs from 2000 - 2005. Mr. Türk is a visiting professor of International Law at Columbia University in New York City, and a professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana. He is the founder of the Danilo Türk foundation, devoted mostly to the rehabilitation of child victims of armed conflict. Mr. Türk was also Chair of the global high level panel on water and peace between 2015 and 2017.

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Monir

- Jan 18, 2021
Collaboration is essential when resources are limited

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 12, 2021
Great!

Nirmal

- Jan 4, 2021
important

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 1, 2020
Water for Peace - Collaborating on Water Insecurity

BIBASWAN

- Aug 20, 2020
"Through the WPS partnership we hope to prevent conflicts over water by enabling communities to take action at an early stage." -- Carola van Rijnsoever, Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

BIBASWAN

- Aug 20, 2020
"Data is fundamental to understanding where the risks are highest, what’s driving these risks, and they suggest what possible solutions might be, in order to mitigate these risks." -- Charles Iceland, World Resources Institute

BIBASWAN

- Aug 20, 2020
"It’s important to know why conflict is happening, what the role of water is, and what factors you can influence either as a policy maker in the respective region, or as an external partner, to solve the conflict" -- Susanne Schmeier, IHE Delft

BIBASWAN

- Aug 20, 2020
Water insecurity is increasing worldwide. In response to these threats the Water, Peace and Security partnership develops innovative tools and services that help identify water-related security risks, and allow stakeholders to TAKE ACTION at an early stage.

BIBASWAN

- Aug 20, 2020
The Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership is a collaboration among an expanding group of organizations supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ... The focus of this episode is collaboration on water insecurity issues, with Danilo Türk, the lead political advisor of Geneva Water Hub.

BIBASWAN

- Aug 20, 2020
The growing water crisis increasingly poses a threat to livelihoods, economies, and global security. Organisations including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum and the High-Level Panel on Water have all added their voice to these concerns. In response, the Water, Peace and Security partnership is designing innovative tools and services that can identify developing water-related security risks. These innovative tools and services are able to show short term water shortage changes and impacts, and link them to social, political, economic, and hydrological factors. This leads to evidence-based actions that allow risks to be addressed, and human insecurity prevented or mitigated.
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