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CLICO Middle East Policy Event

 “Climate Change and Water Security in the Middle East”

Date: 20 January 2012
Venue: Brussels, Charlemagne Building

Climate change is expected to seriously affect many people in the Middle East, against the backdrop of already existing conflict and water contestations. Climate change has often been linked to negative effects on water security – in the worst case it might cause hydro-conflicts between individuals, groups or nations stemming from incompatible claims over water
resources and ways to manage them, or from the side effects of hydrological hazards, such as floods and droughts. However, the evidence for the link between climate change and violent conflict is contested and strong arguments on hydro-cooperation are also on the agenda.

This research/policy panel event aims at bringing the researchers and policymakers together to discuss climate change and water security in the Middle East and appropriate policy responses. Does climate change actually endanger human security and exacerbate existing hydro-conflicts or even create new ones? What do scientific insights on the inter-linkages between climate change and water security tell us about policy-making in the Middle East?” The panel is organised in the context of the research project CLICO (Climate change, hydro-conflicts and human security) funded under the 7th Framework Research Programme and part of the research 'cluster' CLIWASEC (Climate, water and security) jointly implemented by the FP7 Social Sciences and Humanities Programme and the Environment Research Programme.

For further information: http://www.clico.org/


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