Water and post-conflict peacebuilding: Introduction

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Water resources assume a unique and varied role in post-conflict recovery and peace-building. This article examines the ways in which water, sanitation and infrastructure play an integral role in meeting basic human needs, maintaining public health, supporting livelihoods at the household and community level, and in fostering economic recovery and long-term sustainable development in war's aftermath. Drawing upon the case studies presented in this special issue on water and post-conflict peacebuilding, we find that there is a need for a more nuanced, coordinated, participatory, and conflict-sensitive approach to managing water resources in the post-conflict context. © 2011 International Water Resources Association.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weinthal, E; Troell, J; Nakayama, M

Published Date

  • March 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 153

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0250-8060

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/02508060.2011.561772

Citation Source

  • Scopus