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Döring, S., Kim, K. & Swain, A. (2024). Integrating socio-hydrology, and peace and conflict research. Journal of Hydrology, 633, Article ID 131000.
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2024 (English)In: Journal of Hydrology, ISSN 0022-1694, E-ISSN 1879-2707, Vol. 633, article id 131000Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Socio-hydrology strives to incorporate 'the social' into the understanding of hydrological processes, aiming to enrich the analysis of water systems by considering human interactions. While there is a broader interest in integrating socio-political processes into hydrology, our paper specifically emphasizes the significant contributions of peace and conflict research to understanding the complex social dynamics surrounding water. We conduct a brief review of key literature on interstate water sharing, international norms on water, and domestic water disputes, drawing extensively from empirical studies within peace and conflict research—a field with a rich tradition of examining the interplay of water systems and social dynamics. Building on this foundation, we propose ways to weave insights from peace research, especially environmental peacebuilding, into the realm of socio-hydrology. We also highlight the crucial role of power, politics, and social factors in shaping water-related interactions and conflicts. By fostering a dialogue between socio-hydrology and peace and conflict research, we advocate for a more nuanced understanding of water management and governance. This interdisciplinary approach, we argue, is essential for promoting sustainable and equitable water use, and for addressing the challenges posed by water-related conflicts in a rapidly changing global context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2024
Keywords
socio-hydrology, peace, water, conflict studies
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Resources
Research subject
Hydrology; Peace and Conflict Research; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-525343 (URN)10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.131000 (DOI)001202904700001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2022-00183Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M21-0002
Available from: 2024-03-21 Created: 2024-03-21 Last updated: 2024-04-29Bibliographically approved
Daoudy, M., Schraven, B., Kristiansen, M., Swain, A. & Scheffran, J. (2022). Migration and the 2030 Agenda. One Earth, 5(8), 838-840
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migration and the 2030 Agenda
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2022 (English)In: One Earth, ISSN 2590-3330, E-ISSN 2590-3322, Vol. 5, no 8, p. 838-840Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The migration of people poses many challenges but also opportunities and has strong implications for the success and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Conversely, the 2030 Agenda consti-tutes a vital opportunity to improve migrants' lives. This Voices asks: how should migration be integrated into, and actioned within, the SDG framework to maximize positive, and minimize negative, outcomes?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ElsevierElsevier BV, 2022
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-488065 (URN)10.1016/j.oneear.2022.08.001 (DOI)000863201200002 ()
Available from: 2022-11-15 Created: 2022-11-15 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Krampe, F., Jägerskog, A. & Swain, A. (2022). The Environment and Human Security: a Water-Food-Energy Nexus Approach. In: Richard A. Matthew, Evgenia Nizkorodov & Crystal Murphy (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Environmental Security: (pp. 250-259). Abingdon ; New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Environment and Human Security: a Water-Food-Energy Nexus Approach
2022 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Environmental Security / [ed] Richard A. Matthew, Evgenia Nizkorodov & Crystal Murphy, Abingdon ; New York: Routledge, 2022, p. 250-259Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To understand the link between the environment and human security, the water–food–energy nexus is critical. Indeed, a growing body of literature shows how environmental degradation and change fundamentally affect the livelihood of people around the world, especially through pathways related to water, food, and energy. In fragile and conflict-affected states, environmental change, in particular, exacerbates societal instability and is linked to sustained conflict. In this chapter, we provide a state-of-the-art overview of the interlinkages of the environment and human security by looking at both the risks and opportunities. We provide specific linkages to the key determinants of human security, namely food, water, and energy, and illustrate the connection with case studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon ; New York: Routledge, 2022
National Category
Environmental Sciences Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-464682 (URN)10.4324/9781315107592-25 (DOI)978-1-138-09229-7 (ISBN)978-1-032-14980-6 (ISBN)978-1-315-10759-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-15 Created: 2022-01-15 Last updated: 2023-02-06Bibliographically approved
Schiedek, L., Gabrielsson, S., Jiménez, A., Giné, R., Roaf, V. & Swain, A. (2021). Assessing national WaSH targets through a water governance lens: a case study of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership commitments. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 11(5), 805-813
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2021 (English)In: Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, ISSN 2043-9083, Vol. 11, no 5, p. 805-813Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dysfunctional water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) systems are mainly determined by poor water governance, exacerbating inequalities and poverty. Multi-stakeholder partnerships provide an approach to more flexible and adaptive governance to explore these problems. In this article, national commitments made to improve WaSH, made through the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership's Mutual Accountability Mechanism, are examined through qualitative content analysis and guided by the SMART framework to assess the current target-setting. The analysis reveals that there are differences in the participation of the different constituencies regarding the number of stakeholders participating and their performance for measurable and time-bound commitments. This applies especially to research and learning and the private sector. Countries have prioritized commitments related to policy and strategy, efficiency and enabling conditions; further research should understand the linkages of the SWA commitments with other priority-setting processes at the national level. In sum, the commitments leave room for improvement to specify approaches to water governance in more detail and the chance to support the creation of sustainable and resilient systems with more diversified commitments from a wider range of partners.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IWA Publishing, 2021
Keywords
national commitments, SDGs, target-setting, WaSH, water governance
National Category
Environmental Sciences Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-464674 (URN)10.2166/washdev.2021.049 (DOI)000663008100001 ()
Available from: 2022-01-15 Created: 2022-01-15 Last updated: 2022-08-24Bibliographically approved
Swain, A. (2021). Climate Change, Collective Action, and Peaceful Change. In: T.V. Paul, Deborah Welch Larson, Harold A. Trinkunas, Anders Wivel & Ralf Emmers (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations: . New York: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climate Change, Collective Action, and Peaceful Change
2021 (English)In: The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations / [ed] T.V. Paul, Deborah Welch Larson, Harold A. Trinkunas, Anders Wivel & Ralf Emmers, New York: Oxford University Press, 2021Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Climate change is increasingly seen as intensifying global environmental stress and insecurity. It may not itself be the sole cause of conflict, but it can be a threat multiplier by bringing increased competition over shared water resources, causing loss of land due to desertification and sea-level rise, intensifying natural disasters, and forcing large population migration. If climate-change-induced environmental stress can lead to conflict, particularly over water sharing and large population migration, it can also bring cooperation, as human survival has always depended on the collective ability to manage challenges and find peaceful solutions. This chapter argues that climate change has created strong incentives for countries and societies to come together to create various mechanisms and institutions at the global level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Oxford University Press, 2021
Keywords
climate change, rivers, migration, conflicts, cooperation
National Category
Climate Research Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-431571 (URN)10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190097356.013.21 (DOI)2-s2.0-85131200199 (Scopus ID)9780190097356 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-01-14 Created: 2021-01-14 Last updated: 2022-12-06Bibliographically approved
Krampe, F. & Swain, A. (2021). Environmental Peacebuilding. In: Oliver P. Richmond & Gëzim Visoka (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation: (pp. 563-577). New York: Oxford University Press
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2021 (English)In: The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding, and Peace Formation / [ed] Oliver P. Richmond & Gëzim Visoka, New York: Oxford University Press, 2021, p. 563-577Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

For international and domestic actors, postconflict situations constitute one of the most difficult policy arenas to understand and operate within. In this context, the sustainable management of natural resources to prevent conflict and build peace—before, during, or after conflict—has received increasing scholarly attention over the past three decades. Emphasizing the potential for environmental cooperation to support peace and stability, researchers have focused on the ecological foundations for a socially, economically, and politically resilient peace. This chapter takes stock of the current state of the art on environmental peacebuilding, providing a summary of the most common definitions before looking back at the development of environmental peacebuilding along the two most noticeable perspectives and the remaining challenges and pathways for future research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Oxford University Press, 2021
Keywords
environment, peacebuilding, natural resources, water, resilience
National Category
Environmental Sciences Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-464679 (URN)10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190904418.013.40 (DOI)2-s2.0-85101240086 (Scopus ID)9780190904418 (ISBN)9780190904425 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-15 Created: 2022-01-15 Last updated: 2022-12-06Bibliographically approved
Swain, A., Öjendal, J. & Jägerskog, A. (Eds.). (2021). Handbook of Security and the Environment. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
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2021 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This comprehensive Handbook tackles the increasingly urgent problem of the impact of climate change on conflict and human security. It analyses the ways in which scarcity of resources leads to food, water and health insecurities, resulting in population migration. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars, chapters cover how these contribute globally to societal insecurity and violent conflict in a growing number of regions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021. p. 368
Series
Elgar Handbooks in Energy, the Environment and Climate Change
National Category
Political Science Climate Research
Research subject
Peace and Conflict Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-464673 (URN)10.4337/9781789900668 (DOI)2-s2.0-85129872325 (Scopus ID)9781789900651 (ISBN)9781789900668 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-15 Created: 2022-01-15 Last updated: 2022-12-06Bibliographically approved
Swain, A., Öjendal, J. & Jägerskog, A. (2021). Introduction: Security and the Environment – the Link. In: Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal & Anders Jägerskog (Ed.), Handbook of Security and the Environment: (pp. 2-12). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Security and the Environment – the Link
2021 (English)In: Handbook of Security and the Environment / [ed] Ashok Swain, Joakim Öjendal & Anders Jägerskog, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021, p. 2-12Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021
Series
Elgar handbooks in energy, the environment and climate change
National Category
Political Science Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-464681 (URN)10.4337/9781789900668.00007 (DOI)9781789900651 (ISBN)9781789900668 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-15 Created: 2022-01-15 Last updated: 2022-04-12Bibliographically approved
Swain, A. (2021). Water Scarcity and the Need for Education on Water. In: Imtiaz Ahmed & Liyan Zhang (Ed.), Innovation in Education: . Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Water Scarcity and the Need for Education on Water
2021 (English)In: Innovation in Education / [ed] Imtiaz Ahmed & Liyan Zhang, Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh , 2021Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh, 2021
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-464678 (URN)9789849549598 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-15 Created: 2022-01-15 Last updated: 2022-08-22Bibliographically approved
Swain, A. (2019). Hydro-Diplomacy and Building Peace in the Salween River Basin. In: : . Paper presented at First International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding, 23-25 October, 2019, Irvine, CA, USA. Irvine
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hydro-Diplomacy and Building Peace in the Salween River Basin
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Irvine: , 2019
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401130 (URN)
Conference
First International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding, 23-25 October, 2019, Irvine, CA, USA
Available from: 2020-01-06 Created: 2020-01-06 Last updated: 2020-08-03Bibliographically approved
Projects
Democracy and Social Capital in Segmented Societies; Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict ResearchBook Project: Social Movement and Public Policy: Education as an Agenda of Social Action; Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research; Publications
Swain, A. (2005). Education as Social Action: Knowledge, Identity and Power. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke & New York
Regional Cooperation and Conflict Management in Southeast Asia; Uppsala UniversityDiasporas and Their Involvement in Peace Processes; Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research; Publications
Hall, J. & Swain, A. (2007). Catapulting Conflicts or Propelling Peace? Diasporas and Civil Wars. In: Globalization and Challenges to Building Peace: . Swain, A., Amer, R. & Öjendal, J. (2007). Globalization and Challenges to Building Peace. Anthem Press, London, New York & DelhiKostic, R. (2003). Strategies of livelihood in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina: A study of the economic predicament of returning home. Mimeo, Gothenburg University
SWE-2010-137Changing Parameters for Hydropolitics in Light of Global Climate Change: The Governance of Transboundary Waters to meet the Water Crisis [2013-06170_VR]; Uppsala UniversityIntergroup trust after war: The effects of migration [2014-01347_VR]; Uppsala UniversitySocieties at risk: The impact of armed conflict on human development [M21-0002_RJ]; Uppsala University; Publications
Döring, S., Kim, K. & Swain, A. (2024). Integrating socio-hydrology, and peace and conflict research. Journal of Hydrology, 633, Article ID 131000.
Aquifers in the Anthropocene, AQUA]; Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS)
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