Water Security and Conflict with Ashok Swain

Season #1 Episode #4

Water Security and Conflict with Ashok Swain

Crisis. Conflict. Emergency Management Podcast

Global perspectives and conversations about international crisis, preparedness, and how to build more resilient societies in a challenging and ever-changing world. As the world moves to reduce risk to global threats, we need to recognize the vulnerabilities, connectivity, and perspectives that drive instability. Join us for international conversations addressing key challenges and risks that undermine our efforts to build more resilient societies.

This podcast is brought to you by Capacity Building International (CBI) and sponsored by The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).

In this episode of Crisis, Conflict, and Emergency Management we are going to discuss water security, and the impact on our societies, which may lead to conflict or crisis. To help us navigate this complicated issue, we are joined by Dr. Ashok Swain. Dr. Swain is a Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, UNESCO Chair of International Water Cooperation, and also the Director of Research School for International Water Cooperation at Uppsala University, Sweden. Swain received his Ph.D. from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1991, and since then he has been teaching at the Uppsala University. He has been a Mac Arthur Visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago, visiting professor/fellow at UN Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva; University Witwatersrand, South Africa, University of Science, Malaysia, University of British Columbia, University of Maryland, Stanford University, McGill University, Tufts University and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He has worked as a consultant on development issues for several UN agencies, OSCE, NATO, EU, IISS, various government agencies of Sweden, the Netherland, the UK, and Singapore. Professor Swain published extensively on new security challenges, international water-sharing issues, and democratic development.

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