Hydrosolidarity principles 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.
The objectives of the theme are:
- To establish a firm theoretical foundation for the hydrosolidarity concept that can be used across disciplinary boundaries
- To analyse the notion of place attachment and sense of belonging through collective identity in socio-ecological systems in different water basins as depending on scale in time and space
- To examine how a more formalized hydrosolidarity concept can be applied in selected case studies.
- To link the nexus problems (food-energy-water-quality) in relation to place attachment and hydrosolidarity concept in selected water basins.
The interdisciplinary research team consists of Dalia Abdelhady, CMES, Sociology; Karin Aggestam, CMES, Political Science; Dan-Erik Andersson, Human Rights Studies; Olof Beckman, Human Rights Studies; Ronny Berndtsson, CMES, Water Resources Engineering; Karin Broberg, Genetic Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Magnus Jiborn, Economic History; Kenneth M. Persson, Water Resources Engineering; Petter Pilesjö, GIS-centre
Hydrosolidarity, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution in International Water Governance