The sustainable use of water resources is a key prerequisite for economic development. Around 60 per cent of the water that flows through rivers passes through cross-border river basins. As a result of this, international tensions can often develop; by the same token, this can lead to new, cooperative approaches. adelphi advises specialists in foreign and development policy on how to strengthen such cooperation. With a study on how to better integrate technical, development and foreign policy approaches, we developed the conceptual basis upon which we made recommendations for action in the contexts of various international river basins. Furthermore, several of our projects have supported and strengthened the development of legal frameworks for and the organisational and financial capacities of international river basin organisation.
Client: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)Term: 09/2018 - 11/2021
“System Risk” – Multinational project for a large-scale analysis and management approach to flood risks in EuropeClient: European Commission, DG ResearchTerm: 01/2016 - 12/2019
Client: Nile Basin InitiativeTerm: 05/2018 - 11/2020