Dialogue: Climate- and water-driven migration, conflict and human security

When :

from Tuesday 27 August, 2019
16:00
to Tuesday 27 August, 2019
17:30

Type of event :

Special Event

Where :

Stockholm, Sweden

The session at World Water Week will dialogue on multifaceted challenges of human displacement, focusing on climate- and water triggered migration. Experts will share their insights for transitioning from ‘business as usual’ to innovative thinking/foresight for addressing conflict and human security in regions undergoing water crises, conflicts and deviation from peace and political stability.

The proposed session (two subpanels-‘narratives’ and ‘solutions’) will initiate collective dialogue on risks, challenges and solutions for water- and climate- driven human displacement. Complexities in addressing human migration will be contextualized within the newer and emerging patterns of water stress and crises viz., inter-sectoral water allocations, shared water systems, water driven conflicts.

The session will bring together senior experts, young professionals, UN/sectoral representatives, and development professionals enhance knowledge and steer joint thinking for addressing conflicts and human security in regions undergoing water crises, conflicts and deviation from peace and political stability deriving insights/reference from the UN Water Security Framework (2013), WWDR (2019) and SDG 6, particularly targets 6.1. 6.2 and 6B. A development project and research report focusing on water-migration nexus will be launched during the session.