Transboundary Water Negotiations - Round 2
This webinar will take place on the 29th Oct 2021. To registe, please visit the "Contact us" page and send an email request.
This 2nd Round webinar is a further simulation of negotiations between two ‘countries’ over their transboundary river-aquifer system.
The simulations will be continued by highly qualified lawyers and hydrologists, drawing on their knowledge on transboundary water resources and international water law.
The Issue: The upstream country (Hilli’stan) wishes to draw on the resources in the aquifers for urgent public supply needs. The downstream country (Valli’stan) is using a large amount of water for irrigation (which could be impacted by the new wellfields) and wants to expand irrigation – but needs the upstream neighbour to undertake either a dam construction or modify its groundwater use.
In the 1st Round the negotiators set out their positions - but no formal agreement was made. 5 years on after the 1st Round, they meet again, under increasing stress for water.
Watch how the 2nd Round of negotiations will proceed by joinng the webinar!