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Climate Change, Water, and Conflict in the Niger River Basin

November 17, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
New research on the Niger River Basin finds that the effects of climate change in the region are pervasive and that “latent conflict” between groups – though not physical violence – is common.
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Managing The Planet: The Road to Rio+20

November 16, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Brazil Institute
“We still see people thinking about the environment as if it is something apart. The idea of a synergy, a balance of development still, I think, eludes us both in theoretical, but especially in practical terms. And that is what Rio+20 is about,” said Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, under-secretary for environment, energy, science, and technology at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Environmental and Social Consequences of Glacial Decline

October 26, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Scientists from the Himalayas, Andes, and Appalachians met recently at Nepal’s Imja Lake to discuss a number of wide-ranging conclusions about glacial decline and the threat of glacial lake outburst floods.
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Social Dimensions of REDD+: Current Practices and Challenges

October 21, 2011 // 9:00am5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts come together to discuss the social dimensions of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) as a climate mitigation scheme, with special focus on gender dynamics, effectiveness, and equality.
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Report Launch: The World’s Water, Vol. 7

October 18, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter Gleick and colleagues find that more and more regions of the world, the United States included, may be reaching the point of “peak water.” To conserve this critical resource without harming the economy or public health, individuals are looking for new techniques in sustainable water management.
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Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Results From a Public-Private Partnership

October 05, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
For three years, the World Wildlife Fund, with support from USAID, implemented population, health, and environment projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nepal.

Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010: Middle Power Dreaming

October 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Asia Program
Former Wilson Center Australia Scholar James Cotton reflected on Australian foreign policy since 2006. Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley made introductory comments.
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Health and Harmony: Population, Health, and Environment in Indonesia

September 29, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Borneo’s Gunung Palung National Park is a microcosm of both the island’s ecological wealth and vulnerability. More than half of the park is undisturbed forest; the remainder, however, “is being torn down day after day” at an alarming rate, said Health in Harmony’s Nichol Simpson at an event on integrated approaches to population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Indonesia.
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Scrambling for Hydropower in the Himalayas

September 26, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The Third Pole – an area of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau and home to the largest reserve of fresh water outside the Arctic and Antarctic – is a region familiar to both earthquakes and dam projects. This irreconcilable reality is at the center of an emerging debate, raising environmental and security concerns as regional governments scramble for clean energy resources and control over a precious water source.
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Women and Water: Streams of Development

September 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Women and water are inextricably linked around the world. Responsibility for fetching and using water commonly rests – quite literally – on the shoulders of women and girls. This burden exacts a high toll across sectors, negatively impacting health, education, economy, agriculture, gender equity, and political stability.

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