December 8, 2016 – INSS / KAS / EcoPeace Water Conference

EU Ambassador, EcoPeace INSS KAS workshop

Can Water Bring the Political Process to A Safe Shore?


Water Issues, from Source of Conflict to
Vehicle for Regional Cooperation and Stability

December 8th, INSS, Tel Aviv

In cooperation with the global German political foundation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Israel, and the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv, EcoPeace Middle East held an Israeli and international stakeholder roundtable event on December 8th at the INSS conference hall in Tel Aviv.

The event brought together Israeli water experts and international stakeholders to discuss the benefits on moving forward on water and changing the old paradigm based on an all-or-nothing approach with one based on a step-by-step approach.

The event included roundtable panel discussions together with keynote addresses from leading key decision makers.  Click here for the agenda.

The event built on the results of the recent November conference organized by EcoPeace in Jordan.

Click below for videos of the conference:

Opening remarks and Panel 1

Panel 2 with Ambassadors, including an important statement made by the EU Ambasssador Lars Faaborg-Andersen, saying that the peace process should not be an “all or nothing” deal, with water leading the way… (scroll to minute 21:30)

Click here for an article from the Jerusalem Post on this important statement.

Click here for the FULL PROCEEDINGS of the event.