Turning water crises
into opportunities
for peacebuilding
Ngari, China

Water insecurity is increasing worldwide, straining relations between people, communities and entire countries. With innovative tools and services, the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership helps stakeholders to identify and understand water-related security risks and undertake timely, informed and inclusive action for conflict prevention and mitigation.

Act: Tool Dock

WPS Goals

"Through the WPS partnership we hope to prevent conflicts over water by enabling communities to take action at an early stage."

Carola van Rijnsoever, Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Crucial data

"Data is fundamental to understanding where the risks are highest, what’s driving these risks, and they suggest what possible solutions might be, in order to mitigate these risks."

Charles Iceland, World Resources Institute

Solving conflict

"It’s important to know why conflict is happening, what the role of water is, and what factors you can influence either as a policy maker in the respective region, or as an external partner, to solve the conflict"

Susanne Schmeier, IHE Delft

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