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World Water Week event: Reducing Migration - Building Water-Related Resilience for Rural Communities

Co-organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
27/08/2018 - 27/08/2018

Because of the threat to food security and vulnerability resulting from water scarcity in certain parts of the world, there is an increasing tendency to migration. Populations seek to move away from water scarce regions towards areas perceived to be more favorable for agriculture and livestock. The pattern of migration caused by water scarcity can be seasonal or permanent, and within or outside a country, across regions and continents.

This event will bring together several partners to discuss opportunities that water related interventions offer to improve the resilience of rural communities that are mostly vulnerable and exposed to migration.

The session will also discuss interventions for reducing water and food insecurity at community as well as at national scales, thus reducing the urge to migrate. It will consider other factors and possible interventions such as peace and security and equitable sharing of resources. Policy options including for international cooperation will also be explored.

World Water Week is a conference organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The conference focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world's environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction.

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