Jasmin Moshfegh and Clara Schultz, BSc students at Stockholm School of Economics, are the recipients of 2013 edition of the annual Gun and Einar Larsson Scholarship (GELS).
The title of the project is Running Dry. The project will take place in South Africa.
In light of 2013 having been declared the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, water issues are gaining increased attention. Cooperation around water resources, at all levels of society and across national borders, is recognised as the key to long-term water security. Today, South Africa is experiencing water stress. Discussions revolve around the importance of cooperation in managing water scarcity and ensuring sustainable development. The aim of the project is to study systems of water management through a game theoretical perspective, identifying the drivers of and obstacles to cooperation. When is cooperation achieved and under what circumstances? What is the role of incentive structures and coordination mechanisms in achieving or preventing cooperation? In answering these questions, Clara and Jasmin will travel to South Africa, initiating a dialogue with various actors involved in water management, representing the academia, organisations and politicians.