How to Report on Water Conflict and Cooperation

Western Europe
Online: Zoom - CET

This is an event regarding reporting water conflict and cooperation. Emanuele Fantini and Jenniver Sehring from IHE Delft are joining this debate, which will be hosted on Zoom.

Debate: How to Report on Water Conflict and Cooperation

News reports can influence negotiations over shared water resources and play a key role in determining if the outcome is conflict or cooperation.

Join SciDev.Net as a panel of water experts, diplomats and journalists debate how to communicate in the sensitive context of international rivers, such as the Nile and Brahmaputra. How can journalists report in a critical, but informed, way on these complex topics? And how can scientific and technical facts about water be made accessible to broader audiences to support shared narratives on international rivers?

The panel:

  • Jane Baitwa, communications and stakeholder engagement specialist at the Nile Basin Initiative
  • Joydeep Gupta, environment journalist and director of The Third Pole and India Climate Dialogue
  • Rehab Abd Almohsen, freelance science journalist and editor
  • enior lecturer in water governance and diplomacy, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

All science journalists interested in covering water diplomacy and cooperation issues are invited.

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