The Diplomacy of Water in The Middle East

23 October 2019. From 18:30 | Workshop | English | IEMed, Barcelona
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The difficult agreement between states to manage water resources in the Middle East is at the center of the inaugural conference of the new Aula Mediterrània 2019-2020 seminar cycle.

Kibaroglu, expert in water resources management policies at the head of the Tigris-Euphrates, argues for the need to strengthen cooperation between states to optimize existing resources, especially in the context of the instability that still radiates the conflict in Syria and the pessimistic projections of studies on climate change in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Kibaroglu is Professor and Member of the Department of Social Sciences and International Relations at MEF University in Istanbul, Turkey. She has been a visiting professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in 2016. Her research area mainly focuses on water resources policy in the Turkish-Iraqi region. She published Turkey’s Water Policy (Berlin, Springer, 2011) in 2011 and Building a Regime for the Waters of the Euphrate-Tigris River (Springer, 2002) in 2002, as well as articles in academic journals such as Water International. She was an advisor to the president of the Southeastern Anatolia Project from 2001 to 2003.



Laura Huici

Professor Universitat de Barcelona

Aysegül Kibaroglu

Professor MEF Üniversitesi



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