Patrick Huntjens

Patrick Huntjens

Dr. Patrick Huntjens is Director of The Hague Humanitarian Cooperative for Water (HHCW). The cooperative is working on a small and affordable desalination and purification system to provide freshwater to people in regions with limited access to clean water due to salinization, pollution and droughts (more info on: www.hhcw.nl). From 2013 to 2017 he was Head of Water Diplomacy and Climate Governance at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. With 20 years of professional experience, and working in more than 40 countries, his work focuses on water and climate related challenges at multiple levels (local to global) from the perspective of diplomacy, governance, security, justice and humanitarian needs. As project leader of the ’water diplomacy: making water cooperation work’-project (2014-2017) he was responsible for the legal and political-economy analysis of transboundary water cooperation in the Brahmaputra Basin and the Jordan BasinThe Multi-Track Water Diplomacy Framework, key to the Water Diplomacy project, was used as analytical core. From 2014 to 2015 he was lead mediator (Track II) in the Israeli-Palestinian water conflict, assigned by the Geneva Initiative and The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

MY SESSIONS

(Day One) Session 7: Panel Discussion: Formal and Informal Transboundary Arrangements and their Relevance for the Brahmaputra

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