<< view all Events

Water Security

Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

An Innovative and Cutting-Edge Approach to Addressing Water Crises Critically Impacting Security

Water is recognised as a strategic resource whose management and governance may generate or aggravate crises and conflicts but also has a potential of unifying people across population groups or borders. The World Economic Forum (WEF), in its 2016 Global Risk Report, identifies water crises as one of the main risks in the short and the long term, and it advocates “policy options where multi-stakeholder action is critical.” In adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the international community has defined objectives that are consistent with this realisation: Goal 6 aims to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” while Goal 17 intends to “strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”. 

In March 2015, the Globe Expert Advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) system defined governance as one of the key issues impacting water security. Regarding possible resilience solutions designed to prevent water crises, it emphasized: information and communications technology (ICT); technology transfers; and public-private partnerships, thus being totally in line with both the WEF findings and the SDG global strategy.

Multi-stakeholder approaches to water security can only benefit from the analysis and policy tool offered by Artificial Intelligence, at the heart of the concept of this innovative and cutting-edge seminar.

Key Benefits for You

  • Participating in a process of innovative reflections for action
  • Discovering and gaining breakthrough methods, models and tools applicable to risk assessment
  • Benefiting from multidisciplinary and crosscutting experiences and expertise  
  • Meeting leading practitioners and experts, and shaping new paths with them 

Why You Should Attend

  • You will join a community of practitioners and analysts who will identify effective approaches to detect and prevent water crises.
  • Your way of addressing water crises will be transformed and you will become a player of its developments.
  • You will access innovative and prospective tools

Programme Design

From the Syrian case regarding climate change, water and its impact on security, the panellists will analyse the different features involved in water crises. Their views will be compared with the analyses provided by the Globe Expert Advanced Artificial Intelligence system. Panellists and participants will identify ways and means to detect, prevent or mitigate water crises by fostering multi-stakeholder action.

Programme Focus

  • Climate Change, Water Crisis and Conflict: the Case of Syria
  • Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Water Governance
  • New Tools to Analyse Decision Making in Situations of Uncertainty
  • The Role of International Organisations and National Development Agencies in Cooperative Approaches to Water Governance
  • Water Management and Trans-border Cooperation
  • Drinking Water, Water and Sanitation
  • Water and Smart technologies 


This course is free of admission. For further details about the seminar and the application process, please contact: Deborah Zdravkovic (d.zdravkovic@gcsp.ch / +41 (0)22 730 96 64)

Application Deadline

Monday, 23 May 2016

Draft Programme

Governance, Water, Security Draft Programme


GMAP is an independent research group dedicated to the analysis and forward-looking studies of the major changes of our century. It brings together people from various fields.

GMAP studies are based on analyses provided by the Globe Expert Advanced Artificial Intelligence System used by private and public clients (in aerospace, finance, consumer goods), and recently referenced by the analytical platform of the International Network on Radicalisation and Religious Risk hosted by the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM).

show more
In association with:


GCSP - Maison de la paix


This workshop is free of admission

Any questions?

Contact our staff, we can advise you.

+41 (0)22 730 96 64


How to get there

<< view all Events