Module 3: Regional Approach

Module 3 describes methods for stakeholder and conflict analyses that contribute to the WPS integrated approach. The module touches on different techniques that can be used and puts these examples into context through the WPS engagement in Iraq. 

  • Lesson 3A: WPS Integrated Approach Explained
    The Integrated Approach of the Water, Peace and Security partnership is a method to enhance stakeholder engagement, while analysing and planning how water systems affect peoples’ lives and can best be improved. This should lead to informed and inclusive interventions that both reduce conflict risk and ensure sustainable water use. In this video Rolien Sasse explains the WPS integrated approach in more detail.

  • Lesson 3B: How To Apply Conflict & Stakeholder Analyses 
    Stakeholder and conflict analyses are important. Camille Marquette (International Alert) and Alyssa Offutt (IHE Delft) will tell you why. They will also explain how you can implement these analyses and provide you with some helpful tools to do so.
  • Lesson 3C: Conflict Analysis in Iraq: Case Study 
    In 2018, over 100 thousand people were hospitalized due to water-related illnesses in Basra in the south of Iraq. As a result, hundreds of protestors stormed the Basra Health Directorate to demand better health services. This civilian protest highlights the explanatory power of water in peace, stability and conflict analysis. Irina Patrahau (Hague Centre for Strategic Studies) discusses the first steps of a conflict analysis, based on the case study of the 2018 Basra water crisis.


WPS Integrated Approach Explained (3A)

How To Apply Conflict & Stakeholder Analyses (3B)

Conflict Analysis in Iraq: Case Study (3C)



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Irina Patrahau
Strategic Analyst | Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS)
Alyssa Offutt
Doctoral Candidate in Water Conflict, Cooperation, and Diplomacy | IHE Delft
Global TrainingCross-cuttingIraq