Pell Center Event to Examine Global Water Scarcity, Possibilities for Cooperation

ECSP Director Dabelko, Wilson Center Scholar Kameri-Mbote Billed as Keynotes

Apr 20, 2006

The Pell Center for International Relations & Public Policy in Newport, Rhode Island, will host "Water Woes: The Critical Importance of Scarce Resources" with ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko and OSI African Policy Scholar Patricia Kameri-Mbote on Monday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. Addressing the increasing scarcity of water around the world, Dabelko and Kameri-Mbote will examine how regions and communities—particularly in the Horn of Africa—can use innovation and cooperation to avoid water-related conflicts.

Kameri-Mbote is chair of the Department of Law at the University of Nairobi, and, along with Dabelko, is a member of ECSP's Navigating Peace Water Initiative on conflict and cooperation. Dabelko was interviewed recently by Voice of America for a segment on the Water for the Poor Act, which calls on the United States to fulfill its commitment to the Millennium Development Goal to halve the percentage of people without access to safe water by 2015.

This event will be held at the Pell Center in Newport, Rhode Island. RSVP by noon on the day of the lecture to (401) 341-2927 or by e-mail to pellcenter@salve.edu. Seating is limited.

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