Water Events

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Arid Lands

March 14, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The film offers a look at the impacts of the Hanford nuclear site on the land and people of the Columbia River basin. Home to two-thirds of the United States' high-level nuclear waste, the Hanford site is the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in history.
Webcast

Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

March 04, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.
Webcast

Innovative Partnerships for Peace: The Role of Extractive Industries in Resource-Based Conflict Prevention and Mitigation

January 09, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists analyze existing frameworks for preventing resource-based conflict and present Latin American case studies in which extractive industry companies have attempted to promote peace and stability.

Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Conflict Prevention: A Roundtable Discussion to Identify Policy and Programming Options

November 01, 2007 // 12:00pm3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts from diverse fields—including conflict prevention, environment, humanitarian relief, development, and the military— discuss potential policy and programming responses to the security implications of climate change.

Photography Exhibit and Reception: Water Stories: A Focus on Mexico

October 11, 2007 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
More than 1 billion people lack access to potable water and more than 2.6 billion do not have adequate sanitation. "Water Stories: A Focus on Mexico" offers a vivid glimpse of the lives that lie behind these statistics.

Water in the West: Water Resources Conference

October 05, 2007 // 8:00am3:00pm
Canada Institute
This conference focused on water and resource management in the western North America region, which served as a way to raise consciousness on water issues north and south of the border by engaging the business, academic, and government communities about implications for Canada and U.S. policy.

Water Discussion and Workshop

October 02, 2007 // 8:30am4:30pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted an event with the Policy Research Initiative involving prominent academics, scientists and researches for a discussion on water, science, and policy.
Webcast

China's Green Olympics: A Lasting Impact?

September 26, 2007 // 3:30pm5:30pm
China Environment Forum
Since winning the Olympic bid in 2001, Beijing has invested heavily in green construction materials and sustainable energy for the Olympic Village, and made momentous efforts to clean the city's notoriously dirty air and water.
Webcast

Examining Environmental Links to Peace and Conflict in Sudan: The UN Environment Programme's Sudan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

September 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Efforts to end the ongoing violence in Darfur and build on the 2005 peace agreement must consider how environmental problems such as deforestation, drought, and desertification affect the balance between peace and conflict.
Webcast

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal

September 07, 2007 // 9:00am11:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day.

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