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 countries. Thus, this report is a result of our worldwide exposure to hydro diplomacy and insight in regional realities. We particularly benefitted from a roundtable held on 1-2 July 2013 in Mumbai attended by representatives of ruling establishments and opposition parties as well as eminent experts from India and Bangladesh.INR 625, USD 15
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 resources - a higher number indicating a greater level of cooperation in trans-boundary water. The map also demarcates countries that face the risk of war. Thus the map shows that countries with a high water cooperation quotient do not go to war for any reason whatsoever. The map clearly indicates that East Africa, Middle East, and Asia fall at the bottom of the quotient scale and face a higher risk of war.
Out of 148 countries sharing water resources, 37 do not engage in active water cooperation. These 37 countries face the risk of war and are home to more people on the earth than others.
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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. Conversely, absence of active water cooperation is directly correlated with risk of war between countries sharing trans-boundary water resources.Out of 148 countries sharing water resources, 37 do not engage in active water cooperation. These 37 countries face the risk of war and are home to more people on the earth than others.
This report presents a detailed analysis of ten successful regional water cooperation arrangements, including details of their treaties, structures, processes and operational realities. Drawing on experiences from around the world, the report presents the possibility for the construction of a river basin organisation or other forms of regional water cooperation arrangements.INR 1200Download:Water Cooperation for a Secure World _Full Report
Water Cooperation for a Secure World _Highlights
Water Cooperation for a Secure World _Arabic Highlights
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 countries of the Nile Basin have made commendable progress in regional cooperation under the auspices of the Nile Basin Initiative. The report is a result of a comprehensive international effort, primarily with input from nine of the Nile Basin countries (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt). It examines trends and discontinuities for the next 40-50 years, and gives an insight into the future that will help us to prepare policy options.Download: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.Available for download
Big Questions of Our Time, 2012
Over the next 50 years, scientific, technological, economic, environmental, political and philosophical challenges for humanity will converge. Is our fragmented architecture of global governance capable of coping with it?US $10 INR Rs.300 (Plus Shipping Charges)
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 nations in the future.Download:The Indus Equation
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.USD $45 INR Rs.1,800 (Plus Shipping Charges)Download: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
International Conference on “Water Cooperation for a Secure World–Focus on the Middle East”, November, 2013read moreDownload:Full Report - International Conference on “Water Cooperation for a Secure World–Focus on the Middle East”
Rhine Learning Mission, September, 2013read moreDownload:Rhine Learning Mission Outcome Report