Third Season of ‘In and Around War(s)’ Launches with Episode on Weaponizing of Water

2 May 2024

The latest episode of the In and Around War(s) podcast with the theme of ‘The Weaponizing of Water in Contemporary Armed Conflicts’ has been published. Following on from the discussions that took place during the recent IHL Talk on the same subject, the guests are Mark Zeitoun, Director General, Geneva Water Hub and Professor of Water Diplomacy, Geneva Graduate Institute, and Abby Zeith, Legal Adviser, Arms and Conduct of Hostilities Unit, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross.

Subjects covered in the episode include role of expert engineers in decision processes related to the targeting of water during hostilities, the historical and contemporary use of water as a weapon, and the need for more research around these topics. The guests were also able to frame the issues in the context of their current roles and give some examples of positive developments in the legal work that is going into preventing the use of water as a weapon.

Dr Eugenie Duss, researcher at the Geneva Academy and host of the episode explained, ‘The opportunity to continue the discussions of our IHL Talks in these podcasts is extremely valuable. Not only does it create a concise record of the event, but also gives us the chance to further explore interesting points in more depth.’

The podcast is available on our website and YouTube channel, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud.

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