Geneva Water Hub

The Geneva Water Hub is a partnership between the Swiss Confederation and the University of Geneva, with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The project was established in the spring of 2014. As of April 2017, it becomes a Centre of the University of Geneva.
Despite the complexity of the challenges, water can become a theme for collaboration and can be transformed from a source of potential crisis into an instrument of peace. It is with this positive vision that the Geneva Water Hub was established to help prevent water conflicts at an early stage and to promote water as an instrument of peace and cooperation.
The Geneva Water Hub leverages resources available in Geneva International to develop the hydro-politics agenda and offer a hydro-diplomacy platform providing facilitation, conciliation and mediation services. It has three main functions interacting to support different Strategic Platforms:
* Education and Knowledge, with global outreach, at the intersection of research and political action, for the prevention and management of water-related conflicts, and strategic analysis for evidence-based decision making. This platform is coordinated by the University of Geneva which is establishing a global scientific network focusing on the latest thinking and developments in this field.
* Think Tank acts as a hub of competence and understanding in hydropolitics, connecting Geneva-based organisations and global Think Tanks, civil society, academia, public and private sector, to support the work of the global Strategic Platforms that the Geneva Water Hub has been instrumental in establishing such as the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace.
* Networking, to connect and bring together organizations and actors of international Geneva and beyond, to focus on the global theme of water, security and peace.
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