Friend and colleague Todd Jarvis, whose own book on water and conflict, Contesting Hidden Waters: Conflict Resolution for Groundwater and Aquifers, is due out this July, sent me this USAID publication/toolkit:
From the Introduction:
• PART 1: KEY ISSUES - explores the relationship between water, conflict, and cooperation;
• PART 2: LESSONS LEARNED — highlights lessons learned from water-related development and peacebuilding programs;
• PART 3: PROGRAM OPTIONS — discusses potential program options, real-world examples of relevant development interventions, and monitoring and evaluation; and
• PART 4: RAPID APPRAISAL GUIDE — provides guidance to help identify and evaluate the conflict risk and peacebuliding potential of water programs.
And groundwater is even mentioned!
"You are piling up a heritage of conflict and litigation over water rights for there is not sufficient water to supply the land". - John Wesley Powell, 1893