External Publication Reports

From conflict to collaboration in natural resource management: A handbook and toolkit for practitioners working in aquatic resource systems

Keywords: Aquatic Agricultural Systems, Capacity development, Co-management, Environmental protection, Equity, Fisheries management, Governance, Livelihoods, Methodology, Monitoring and evaluation, Natural resource management, Participatory action research, Partnerships, Policy, Research, Resilience

Natural resource management is closely linked to conflict management, prevention and resolution. Managing natural resources involves reconciling diverging interests that often lead to conflict, which can undermine management institutions and lead to exploitation, environmental destruction and deteriorating livelihoods. If conflicts turn violent, they can rip apart the entire fabric of society. Thus, managing conflicts in a peaceful manner is decisive not only for successful and sustainable resource management but for societal stability in general.

The handbook and toolkit can be used to support any participatory process aimed at sustainable resource and conflict management.

The right to safe water in Southeast Asia

The human right to safe water is fundamental to leading a life with dignity. It is indivisible from, and the foundation for, achieving many other internationally recognised human rights. Yet approximately 844 million people live without access to safe water worldwide. Around 110 million of those people live in Southeast Asia (hereafter ASEAN).

Read the Raoul Wallenberg Institute's report on the history of the human right to safe water, and its contemporary relevance to Southeast Asian nations – in collaboration with Chinadialogue. Written by Dr Sam Geall and Dr Mohamad Mova Al’Afghani, the Director of Center for Regulation, Policy, and Governance (CRPG).