Dec 3, 2019 | 6:30 pm
18:30 - 20:00

Geneva Water Hub | Geneva

The Geneva Water Hub, hosted at the University of Geneva, the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) have the pleasure to invite you to the Roundtable on “Water Conflicts: How to Prevent and Solve Them?”. This event will take place on the 3rd of December 2019 at 18:30 at the Maison de la Paix (Chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2).

The prevention of water disputes and their effective resolution when they arise is a concern shared at the local, regional and universal levels.  What are the means for avoiding water disputes? Can the rule of law play a role in this context? When a dispute crystallizes, what are the best methods – be they diplomatic, judicial or institutional – for solving them? How can the prevention of water disputes be integrated in international diplomacy? What is the role of the Implementation Committee of the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses in this context? These and other questions will all be tackled.

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For its 10th anniversary, the Platform for International Water Law, established at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, the Geneva Water Hub and UNECE have the pleasure to invite you to the Conference on “The implementation of international water law: global, regional and basin perspectives” which will take place on the 4th of December 2019 at 9:45 at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) (Avenue de la Paix, 7bis).

This conference will include three panels. The first panel will address the role of universal freshwater agreements in water diplomacy. The second panel will examine the role of basin mechanisms in ensuring the sound implementation of freshwater legal instruments. The third panel will assess how other areas of international law, such as international environmental law and human rights law, can assist with the implementation of international water law.

The program is available here.

For registration, please send an email to by the 1st of December.

Event location: Geneva Water Hub, Maison de la Paix (Chemin Eugène-Rigot, 2), , Geneva, Switzerland

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