2022 Peace, Security and Conflict Analysis, Other

Bridge over Troubled Water: Conflict and Cooperation During Water Scarcity

Stefan Döring

A large number of people worldwide face challenges in access to water, which are made more serious by climate change. This Development Dissertation Brief uses statistical modelling to show how drought can both increase violence and lead to peaceful resource sharing and cooperation. It emphasizes the role of groundwater management to prevent conflict and offers key policy recommendations.