Webinar on Water security in transboundary and interstate rivers

Water management and its intersection with climate change have emerged as pressing global concerns, intricately intertwined with sectors such as food, energy, environment, and development. Economic development, rapid urbanisation and population dynamics have resulted in a new era of complexity in water management. Over the years, a legacy of inadequate water management practices has taken a toll on water resources in countries in the global North and South, profoundly affecting both the quantity and quality of available water for all uses. The cumulative impact of these challenges has been further compounded by the far-reaching consequences of climate change. Notably, transboundary and interstate rivers have emerged as critical focal points of concern, exemplifying the escalating severity and complexity of water management issues.

This webinar will focus on critical aspects of water security, potential solutions and collaborative efforts necessary to ensure sustainable management and security of these river systems. Examples will include transboundary rivers, with special emphasis on key regions such as the Euphrates and Tigris rivers and the Hindukush Himalayas, and the interstate rivers of the United States (Colorado) and India.

Moderator: Prof. Cecilia Tortajada, Professor in Practice, School of Social & Environmental Sustainability, University of Glasgow, UK.

Introduction: Prof. Fabrice Renaud, Head, School of Social & Environmental Sustainability, University of Glasgow, UK.

Panel members: Dr Aysegul Kibaroglu, Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara; Dr David Molden, former Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal; Dr Srinivas Chokkakula, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; and Prof. Neil Grigg, Colorado State University.