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  1. Charles Iceland, Director of Global and National Water Initiatives, World Resources Institute is in conversation with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews.

    Charlie describes a newly launched learning tool which claims to predict, with 86 percent accuracy, the risk of violent conflicts up to 12 months ahead of time. Initial findings from the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership’s Global Early Warning Tool predict risk of conflict in the next 12 months in many parts of the world, notably in Iraq, Iran and Mali.

    Further information HERE - ooskanews.com/story/2019/12/water-diplomacy-talks-charles-iceland-world-resources-institute_179058

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  2. Dr John Matthews, Executive Director of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this audio interview for “The Water Diplomat”. Matthews reflects on December 2019’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. Was this a good COP for advocates of consideration of adaptation in the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) process? Was this COP a breakthrough for water? Is water yet embedded in UNFCCC institutional thinking? To what extent has the Greta Thunberg effect improved pupular and political awareness of the challenges of climate change adaptation? Looking forward to COP26 in Glasgow Scotland, Matthews describes a wish-list including creation of a “Glasgow Partnership” to build on, and exceed, the achievements of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action – a mechanism that ensures that non-state actors can influence and engage with the UNFCCC process in a formal way. READ MORE - ooskanews.com/story/2020/01/water-diplomacy-talks-john-matthews-alliance-global-adaptation_179167

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  3. Dr Peter Gleick of The Pacific Institute speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) audio interview for “The Water Diplomat”.

    Since the 1980s the Pacific Institute has maintained a historical and current database (chronology and map) of cases where water has been a trigger for fighting, has been used as a weapon or been disrupted by human conflict. Recent analysis indicates that such cases have doubled in the last ten years. What is happening? Is this research an indicator / predictor of future water wars particularly in North Africa, the Middle East and India? And where next? How much is climate change a driver of increasing incidence of water-related human conflict? Can new tools help us to future-cast future water conflict? Is the world listening to the alarm bells? We ask Peter Gleick. READ MORE - ooskanews.com/story/2020/01/water-diplomacy-talks-peter-gleick-pacific-institute_179168

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