Balancing Innovation and Vulnerability: Water Security in An Age of Cyber-Warfare


This paper assesses the vulnerabilities arising from increasingly addressing water security through interconnectivity and digitalisation in water infrastructures. It focuses on the tensions between the human security challenges of cyber-warfare practices relating to digital infrastructure and the social justice challenges experienced by people struggling to access clean water.

The paper then explores the necessary structure and value of ethical impact assessments in the design of innovative technology and practices in the water sector.


Petersen, Katrina, Wieltschnig, Peter

Date Published

June 9, 2020