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Negotiating Conflicts of Interest Related to Water Management

Annual Call for Projects 2001


The program aims to develop and implement processes of negotiation in water-scarce contexts where conflicting interests lead to reduced water use efficiency.

Its specific objectives are:

• To identify and analyse conflicts of interest and secondary effects induced by water resource development programs and management systems;

• To develop tools and methods aimed at conciliating divergent objectives related to the utilisation of water and reducing secondary undesirable effects;

• To develop training material on the analysis of conflicts of interest and negotiation processes for postgraduate programs focused on sustainable resource management;

• To establish a network of university departments, international and non-governmental organisations operating in the field of sustainable development.

The grant provided by the GIAN for this project totals SFr 510,080

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Project Team

Prof. Ronald Jaubert , Coordinator, Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) .

Prof. Regis Caloz , Principal Member, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) .

Dr. David Nygaard , Principal Member, Rural Development , Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) .

Ms Marie Thorndahl , Principal Member, Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) .

Prof. François Zwalhen , Principal Member, - .

Related Links

> Water , web site containing the details of the Research Output.

> IGUL-UNIL , Institute of Geography, University of Lausanne.

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Conference on Access to Water: Global Crisis, Local Crises? – 31 January 2007
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Research Output

Water - Conflicts of Interest in Regions of Scarcity
(available in French only)
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Populations, Exploitation and Resource Control in Northern Syria
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Ground Water Regulation and Water Crisis Rhetoric: Syria as a Case Study, in: Fresh Water and International Economic Law

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Exploitation of Subsurface Waters from Arid Margins of Syria: Deterioration or Transformation?

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