18 mars 2019: World Bank Brown-Bag Lunch Discussion, Washington D.C.

In its 2017 report “A Matter of Survival”, the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, co-convened by fifteen countries, has underlined the dire consequences of armed conflicts on water infrastructure. Following its recommendations on strengthening the respect for and implementation of international humanitarian law in relation to water, the Geneva Water Hub’s Platform for International Water Law, hosted at the University of Geneva, has taken the initiative, with other academic partners, international and non-governmental organisations, to draw a List of Principles protecting water infrastructure during and after armed conflicts.  Through the presentation of the Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure, the lunch discussion aims at exploring ways on how this document may be used by practitioners working in the humanitarian and development fields and at fostering the knowledge on the role of water infrastructure reconstruction in the contexts of fragility, conflicts and violence.


H.E. Dr Danilo Türk, Former President of the Republic of Slovenia, Chairman of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace and Lead Political Advisor of the Geneva Water Hub  

Ms Mara Tignino, Reader, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva; Coordinator, Platform for International Water Law, Geneva Water Hub 


Ms Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari, Executive Director of the Center for Water Security and Cooperation

Mr Anders Jagerskog, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, World Bank

Mr Timothy Grieve, Senior Advisor, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section, Programme Division, UNICEF

Closing remarks

Ms Sarah Michael, Manager, Fragility, Conflict, Violence Global Themes Department, World Bank

18 mars 2019