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WATER DIPLOMACY

Trans-boundary water security issues addressed at a global level and in hydro-political regions of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. SFG has developed the Blue Peace approach that transforms trans-boundary water into an instrument for cooperation, with collaborative and sustainable strategies shared by riparian countries.

Publications

The Indus Equation, 2011

The first section of this paper provides a comprehensive overview of Pakistan's water situation; the second part discusses points of contention between India and Pakistan regarding the shared Western Rivers of the Indus and the conclusion provides the final analysis and recommendations that will assist water cooperation between these two natio...
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The Indus Equation    

Blue Peace for the Nile, 2013

The Blue Peace for the Nile report advocates collaborative, comprehensive and sustainable solutions to transboundary water issues. It promotes engagement of mainstream decision makers and national leaders to address the water issue, going beyond conventional approaches. It also explores how water can be used as an instrument for peace. The...
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Blue Peace for the Nile - Overview and Summary of Reccomendations     Blue Peace for the Nile Full Report    

Turkish Review Supplement : Blue Peace in the Middle East

The Turkish Review published a special supplement on Blue Peace in the Middle East, for the media conference held on 18-19 March, 2013. 
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Turkish Review Supplement : Blue Peace in the Middle East    

Water Cooperation for a Secure World – Focus on the Middle East, 2013

Strategic Foresight Group’s new report “Water Cooperation for a Secure World – Focus on the Middle East” details that water cooperation between countries sharing trans-boundary water resources is directly correlated with security of nations involved in such cooperation and peace in the continent or subcontinent they belong to. Converse...
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Water Cooperation for a Secure World _Full Report     Water Cooperation for a Secure World _Highlights     Water Cooperation for a Secure World _Arabic Highlights    

Interactive Map - Water Cooperation for a Secure World, 2013

This interactive map shows the water cooperation quotient between countries, as published in Strategic Foresight Group’s new report “Water Cooperation for a Secure World – Focus on the Middle East”.  The water cooperation quotient is a calculation of the degree of cooperation between countries sharing trans-boundary water reso...

Rivers of Peace - Restructuring India Bangladesh Relations, 2013

This report is SFG’s contribution to the India Bangladesh discourse on water relations drawn from our deep experience in water diplomacy around the world and particularly in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, our experience and base in South Asia has helped us to have incisive understanding of the local realities in the two c...
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Rivers of Peace - Restructuring India Bangladesh Relations_Full Report    

Himalayan Solutions: Cooperation and Security in the River Basins, 2011

This report includes ten specific recommendations to find solutions to water and environmental challenges in the Himalayan River Basins. This report follows up on our previous report "The Himalayan Challenge: Water Security in Emerging Asia" which provided long term scenarios of the regions problems.
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Himalayan Solutions: Cooperation and Security in the River Basins    

The Blue Peace: Rethinking Middle East Water, 2011

The report provides 20-year forecasts and far reaching recommendations which can transform water from crisis to an opportunity. The scope of the report covers Israel, Palestine Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Turkey. It introduces a new concept of peace based on mutual stakes in survival and prosperity between different societies...
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Map: Water Resources in the Middle East     The Blue Peace: Highlights in Arabic     The Blue Peace: Highlights in English     The Blue Peace: Rethinking Middle East Water Full Report    

The Himalayan Challenge: Water Security in Emerging Asia, 2010

The Himalayan River Basin in Bangladesh, China, India and Nepal are home to about 1.3 billion people - almost 20 per cent of the world's population and almost 50 per cent of the total population in all of these countries. In the next 20 years, annual per capita water availability in the basin will decline by 13-35 per cent in these countries c...
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Executive Summary of Himalayan Challenge     Dhaka Declaration on Water Security, January 2010     Kathmandu Workshop Report, August 2009     The Himalayan Challenge: Water Security in Emerging Asia, 2010 - Full Report    

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