The Water Diplomat

  1. "Water is a cross-cutting issue, important for the gender gap, for economic development, for resilience and climate action, but also in the context of security, poverty, biodiversity - you name it, water is there".

    Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of The Netherlands discusses his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.

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  2. Professor Diagne, a Senegalese philosopher, speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this conversation for “The Water Diplomat”.

    Diagne describes how philosophy can inform humanity's relationship with water and other natural resources; the COVID-19 pandemic and lessons to be learned; Ubuntu thinking around human togetherness; river basin cooperation in the Sahel; hopes for the 2021 World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal.

    The conversation makes reference to the film and musical presentation "Water and Peace at the Heart of the "Festival à Sahel Ouvert" which sheds a local, philosophical and cultural light on the challenges of water in the Sahel LINKED HERE - youtube.com/watch?v=vvPQTkv7hZU

    FURTHER READING - ooskanews.com/story/2020/04/cultural-activities-connecting-people-water-sahel_179485

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  3. On World Water Day 2021 (22 March), OOSKAnews hosted a live-streamed aquaNOW Audience panel show: "Exploring the Non-Market Value of Water to Society".

    Our occasion was part of Scotland, the Hydro Nation's World Water Day celebrations.

    Info on our great panel here:

    ooskanews.com/story/2021/03/streaming-live-today-exploring-non-market-value-water-society

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  4. OOSKAnews Publisher David Duncan is in conversation with Dr Susanne Schmeier, Senior Lecturer in Water Law and Diplomacy at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the world's largest international graduate water education facility. Schmeier leads for IHE Delft in the collaborative "Water, Peace and Security initiative" which is pioneering development of innovative information tools and practical approaches that can support evidence-based actions to reduce water-related security risks.

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  5. In November 2018, 40 years of cooperation between Switzerland and France on the transboundary Genevois Aquifer were celebrated. OOSKAnews Publisher David Duncan caught up in Geneva with Alice Aureli, Chief of Groundwater Systems and Settlements Section, UNESCO Water Sciences Division. In this audio interview, Aureli describes the functions of UNESCO's International Hydrological Program and her Groundwater Systems and Settlements Section; the importance of groundwater resources as the planet's climate changes; the technical and governance challenges of shared, transboundary groundwater resources around the world; and the lessons that can be learned from the success story of the Genevois Aquifer.

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Welcome to The Water Diplomat Vimeo Channel. The Water Diplomat is a free monthly news and intelligence resource produced by OOSKAnews, Inc and The Geneva Water Hub. The Geneva Water Hub builds bridges to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts, promoting the use of water as an instrument of peace. OOSKAnews is the world's leading publisher of current international water, and water-related news and intelligence.

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