Empowering Hydro-diplomacy

  • 05 Oct 2018 - 06 Oct 2018
  • 08:30
  • The Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ The Hague
Western Europe
The Hague, The Netherlands

IHE Delft, Wageningen University and the London Water Research Group will co-organize the conference Empowering Hydro-diplomacy, to facilitate an exchange of ideas on the role of power and empowerment in water conflict, and cooperation across borders at multiple levels. Participants are invited to submit proposals before 10 September 2018.

Empowering hydro-diplomacy is about understanding the processes informing and shaping diplomatic interactions concerning shared waters at multiple levels. Bringing together old and new actors in diplomacy, the conference invites researchers, students, practitioners, and policymakers to share new insights on what shapes hydro-diplomacy, through their experiences, case studies and research.

The event is being held with support from the City of The Hague, the Netherlands. Participation, including lunch, is free of charge. Please register here.

Proposals can be submitted to Jeroen Warner at Wageningen University ( before 10 September 2018. Please refer to the attached call for more information.


It is with pleasure that we present the programme of the Empowering Diplomacy conference, part of the Hydrohegemony series started up by the London Water Research Group. The conference is taking place on 5 and 6 October in Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ The Hague. 

We have attracted a wide range of domestic and international researchers, practitioners and researcher-practitioners, as well as consultants, NGO representatives and young scholars, keen to disseminate their research and experiences on the role of power and empowerment in transboundary water interactions. Topics range from state-to-state to grassroots diplomacy, from discussing dam controversies to identifying the role of serious games as tools for diplomacy, and include three regional sessions.

Participation, including lunch, is free of charge, but requires prior registration via this link.


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