Environment and conflict
Research at the Department related to the topic of environment and conflict.
WATER: CONFLICT AND COOPERATION
Project period: 2015-2021
This research uses geo-referenced conflict and water data, mostly covering Africa and the Middle East. A particular focus of this work lies in improving conflict analysis by utilizing insights from hydrology. On one hand, the research deals with water as a potential source for violent conflict between non-state groups, e.g. in communal disputes or fighting between rebel groups. But the project also examines where water is used to cooperate peacefully.
Climate Change, Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict
Project period: 2017 - 2019
Mistra Geopolitics examines the interactions between geopolitics, human security and global environmental change.
Understanding Environmental Peacebuilding
Project period: 2011 – ongoing
This project is focusing on environmental peacebuilding, as the link between post-conflict peacebuilding and environmental governance and natural resource management.
International Rivers: Conflicts and Cooperations
Project period: 1992 - ongoing
The purpose of this study is to determine under what conditions, the water sharing arrangement over the international rivers fails or succeeds in the water scarcity regions of the world.