Transboundary Water Negotiations
This webinar took place on the 15th Sep 2021. A full video of the 'negotiations' is now available - visit the home page
This webinar was a simulation of negotiations between two ‘countries’ over their transboundary river-aquifer system.
The simulations were carried out 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.
A VIDEO OF THE SIMULATION OF THIS TRANSBOUNDARY NEGOTIATION WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE!