Water Events

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.

Special Briefing for the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation

May 08, 2007 // 8:30am9:45am
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP organizes a special briefing for the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water Supply and Sanitation to offer perspectives on U.S.-based efforts on global water supply and sanitation services.
Webcast

Restoring Nature's Capital: An Action Agenda to Sustain Ecosystem Services

May 07, 2007 // 10:00am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speakers discuss the possible reasons for and solutions to ecosystem degradation, and debate why the topic is virtually ignored by policymakers and the media.
Webcast

Confronting Fishing Overcapacity and Other Long-Overdue Reforms

April 26, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss trends that have contributed to overcapacity, and examine efforts to reform policy and management.

Implementation of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005

April 23, 2007 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Signed into law in December 2005, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act calls for the United States and 185 other nations to fulfill their joint commitment to one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG): to halve the percentage of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2015.

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