Academic and research departmentsDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
My research project
An Intergovernmental Organisation protocol for water security in a conflict zone: A case study NATO in Kabul, Afghanistan
Most Intergovernmental Organisations (IGO) operate in conflict zones where it is either in a failed state, recovering from conflict or still in conflict. The case study area is Kabul, Afghanistan using an IGO called the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) that is currently involved in supporting the Afghan Government with its efforts to develop as a government and suppress the insurgency actions by the Taliban and ISIS-K.
NATO has a large operating footprint in Afghanistan especially in Kabul. Kabul is a city built for 300,000 people and now has nearly 5 million. The country is feeling the effects of climate change and most regions throughout the country are under a state of water stress or water scarcity. Therefore, water security is a hot topic for IGOs operating in Afghanistan.
This project is about developing a protocol that can be used by IGOs in similar situations to achieve their own water security. This is not just about ensuring IGO self fulfilment but also ensuring that water security is achieved through a balanced approach taking into account all other factors inside and over the fence that effects and influences water sustainability.