Peace as a Strategy for Planning Water Secure Futures
This paper presents a synthesis that builds diverse narratives towards a holistic and intersectoral understanding of water’s role in cooperation, conflict, and political stability. It explains how water can be exploited for both cooperative and conflictive outcomes. It calls for providing water users and managers with enhanced knowledge frameworks and improved capacity in the context of the water-peace-political stability nexus. This synthesis also assists to maximize the latent peacebuilding potential in planning water-secure futures for states and communities.