International centre for water cooperation

Cooperation over shared water resources is essential for securing water for future generations, and can in fact open new opportunities for riparian states to sustainably develop their common water resources. Water cooperation can assist policy developers, advisors, practitioners and academics seeking to reduce conflict and increase economic development and growth at a local, national or regional level.

The UNESCO Category II Centre with focus on transboundary water management in connection with peace, conflict and regional development – the International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC) supports this process by developing world-leading knowledge and capacity through international research, training, outreach and policy advice. The ICWI was inaugurated in 2012, and employs three persons.