Water is a driver of conflict. We look at the types of mechanisms that facilitate cooperation and problem-solving.
While increasingly scarcer resources may strain relationships, the stronger and more robust our avenues of communication, information-sharing, and mechanisms to address issues in a fair and swift manner, the less likely conflict will break out. We are working to build new partnerships and different stakeholder engagements to spark new ideas and greater cooperation.
US-Spain water initiative
We are building a group of partners from the U.S. and Spain to tackle some of the toughest issues facing water, starting with long-term drought resilience.
Who should decide?
It matters who makes decisions over our water. But the question remains, who does, who should it be and why? We are examining existing authorities and responsibilities over water in the United States in order to improve transparency, accountability and communication.