Conflict is an unavoidable aspect of human social systems and given the central importance of water to human well-being it is natural that conflicts arise over water. This training manual, together with presentations and resource materials, brings together information of how to manage conflicts over water and turn from conflict to cooperation. Integrated water resources management (IWRM) requires cooperative management of water and therefore conflict resolution skills will always be of value. The materials are based on experiences in training on the subject in various courses organised by Cap-Net network partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America and was written by Larry Swatuk, Alemayehu Mengiste and Kidanemariam Jembere with editorial support from Simone Noemdoe.

This material is available in English, French and Spanish. See also a related webpage in the GWP Toolbox.