Water brings us together. It is essential to the health of individuals, the vitality of communities, and the stability of nations. A new animated short from the Wilson Center and USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation celebrates how working together to ensure safe and sufficient water supplies not only increases the resilience of communities, but also helps build peace in war-torn nations.

Launched on World Water Day, “Water, Conflict, and Peacebuilding” illustrates how building peace can bolster water security, and—at the same time—how improving water security can increase the peace within and across borders.

For 25 years, ECSP has been covering stories from around the world on water’s links to peace and security. Today, we invite you to share your stories of water and peace using #WateratWilson.

Related Materials:

USAID’s Water and Conflict Toolkit

Gidon Bromberg on Water and Environmental Peacebuilding

Aaron Wolf on Transboundary Water Conflict and Cooperation

50 Years of Water at Wilson: Water, Conflict, and Cooperation