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Why Think Tanks and Civil Society Network Matter


Why Think Tanks and Civil Society Network Matter

Towards a Creative Diplomacy Agenda:

Exploring New Approaches for Contemporary Transboundary Water Governance

Saranitet Conference Room, 2nd floor, Main Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University 

Monday 29th January, 14:00-17:00

Organized by: Chula Global Network (CGN), Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS), Chulalongkorn University

Asia has some of the world’s largest transboundary rivers, which are central to livelihoods, culture and economies. The need for cooperation along these rivers is more apparent than ever before as large hydropower dams, irrigation schemes and water diversions are promoted under regional economic development plans.

To ensure sustainable, inclusive and just sharing of transboundary waters requires a rethinking of existing practices and a critical deliberation of new concepts, research agendas, and approaches.

In this seminar, representatives of academia, government, international organizations and think tanks will critically reflect on existing practices of transboundary water governance in Asia, and propose new concepts and approaches including on the role, strategies and possibilities for various forms of knowledge production.

For more information, please contact Robert Irven (CSDS) at


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