Politics, conflicts and rivalries about water
di Chiara Bishop - lunedì, 17 novembre 2014, 09:56
  Politics, conflicts and rivalries about water
Seminari di Frédéric Lasserre
20-21 novembre 2014
Asilo Sella, lungomare Garibaldi, Alghero

Waterscape Designing Settlements for Sustainable Coastal Territories
Dottorato in Architettura e Ambiente

Several analysts and commentators have asserted several wars are going to be fought over water in the 21st century. Water is certainly a political tool and the advent of large-scale water diversions in international basins compounds the risk for conflicts: here, the combination of fast-growing demand for food; engineering means to divert large volumes of water; and the fordian desire to control and reshape the territory helped the advent of the idea rivers could be transferred where water was needed, often without much consideration for environmental consequences or political aspects. In several basins, the fast-growing demand for water put the adaptation capacity of several societies to the test, stoking tensions that some observers feared could degenerate into violent conflicts. In this context, to what extent is international law a useful tool to try and prevent conflicts over water? Into what form did international law on water evolve over time, and is a general institution overseeing water issues conceivable?

20 November 2014, 09:00 - 13:00
Water diversions - objectives, political environmental economic issues
Water diversions/management in Sardinia

21 November 2014, 09:00 - 13:00
Las Vegas and urban water management issues in the arid West
Canadian water management issues in the wet East