Water Events

Protection of the Mediterranean Ecosystem

March 04, 2009 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Spyridon Kouvelis, Member of the Greek Parliament, speaks at the Wilson Center.
Webcast

Temperatures Rising: Climate Change, Water, and the Himalayas

February 12, 2009 // 1:00pm3:00pm
China Environment Forum
Speakers address the impact of climate change on the vulnerable ecosystems and communities in the Himalayas both in China and Pakistan, and discuss current efforts to mitigate threats to the melting glaciers.
Webcast

Report Launch: The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

February 04, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bringing clean water and improved sanitation to the billions who lack them is not a question of money or technology, "it's a question of governance, of commitment, will—all of those things. And that, in many ways, is the worst part of the world's water crisis," says Peter Gleick.
Webcast

Water Abundance in Canada and the United States: Myth or Reality?

January 26, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Canada Institute
For the launch of the 10th One Issue, Two Voices series, authors David Brooks and Tracy Mehan discuss the obstacles and solutions to achieving sustainable water futures in Canada and the United States.

Water Abundance in Canada and the United States: Myth or Reality?

November 21, 2008 // 6:30am9:00am
Canada Institute
For the launch of the 10th One Issue, Two Voices series, authors David Brooks and Tracy Mehan discussed the need to redefine effective water management in both Canada and the United States and debated the controversial approaches to achieving it.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

November 20, 2008 // 7:45am3:15pm
Asia Program
Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Conference participants highlight the different facets of Pakistan's water crisis, examine the rural and urban dimensions of the crisis, and consider possible responses.

Environment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding: Sharing Lessons and Building Networks (Location: Barcelona)

October 07, 2008 // 11:30am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
An international panel sponsored by the Wilson Center and UNEP presents evidence that managing the environment and natural resources is key to improving security, resolving conflicts, and building a sustainable peace after war.
Webcast

Governance of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: A Comparative Analysis

September 29, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As more marine species approach extinction, ecosystem-based management, which governs ecosystems according to ecological rather than political boundaries, may offer the best approach to marine conservation. This is the final event in ECSP's "Fishing for a Secure Future" series.
Webcast

Book Launch: The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

September 18, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human beings have harnessed culture and technology to become the most dominant animals on Earth, however we're destroying our life-support system, warns Paul Ehrlich at the launch of his new book.
Webcast

Washington, DC Launch of Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

July 01, 2008 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We're not just talking about environmental change as an isolated phenomenon, but what are its implications to development, to people, to the future of the economy, and ultimately to the sustainability of resource use?" says UNEP's Achim Steiner at the Washington, DC launch of the Atlas.

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