Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security
2010 - 2012
Project Status: Completed
Seventh Framework Programme
The CLICO project is a collaborative project funded under the EU Framework 7 programme which explores the ways in which different hydro-climatic (water related) hazards, and the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of societies interact to stimulate conflict and/or cooperation and human insecurity.
The three year project involves a collaboration between fourteen research teams from Europe, North Africa, the Sahel and the Middle East that bring together some of the world’s leading researchers in water resources, vulnerability, conflict, peace and security studies who are working together in a trans-disciplinary fashion.
The CLICO project investigates what types of policies and institutions are necessary to ensure adaptation, security and peace in the face if global and regional hydro-climatic change. Eleven cases of water related conflicts and human insecurity are studied including studies in Italy, Spain, Morocco, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Niger. The UEA research team have been working on the conceptual framework for the CLICO project and also on the Ethiopia case study and a study of indicators of adaptive capacity in transboundary river basins.
Autonomous University of Barcelona
University of East Anglia
University of Sussex
United Nations University
The Cyprus Institute
Palestinian Hydrology Group
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Centre of Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF)
Addis Ababa University
Israeli-Palestinian Science Organisation
International Peace Research Institute
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Milman, A., and Arsano, Y., 2013, ‘Climate Adaptation in Highly Vulnerable Regions: The Politics of Human Security in Gambella, Ethiopia’, Global Environmental Change, 29:349-359
Goulden, M.C., and Grainger, S., 2012, ‘Integrated Theory of Hydro-Climatic Security’, CLICO Working Paper No.13
Milman, A., Bunclark, L., Conway, D., and Adger, W.N., 2012, ‘Preparedness of Transboundary River Basins for Climate Change’, CLICO and Tyndall Working Paper
Project Website: http://www.clico.org/