Project Details


Hydrosolidarity perspectives are important on a national and international scale. They seek to apply equitable distribution of water by minimizing negative impacts on humans and the environment through unified, cooperative management of the resource. Water, however, is a fugitive resource that moves through the hydrologic cycle independently of political boundaries and corresponding conflicts that may occur between diverging political units. A working hypothesis in this Theme/project is that future sustainable use of water resources requires solidarity and mechanisms for peaceful conflict resolution. Water management or water governance is a way to handle a situation where growing populations in many regions and cities are approaching increasingly severe water scarcity.

Layman's description

Theme, Pufendorf IAS
Short titleHydrosolidarity 2.0
Effective start/end date2021/09/012021/12/31

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology