Water Events

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Climate-Security Connections: An Empirical Approach to Risk Assessment

March 06, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Research on the links between environmental scarcity and conflict has undergone a shift in recent years: the theory that resource scarcity leads to interstate conflict has taken a backseat to theories based on data suggesting that environmental stressors may lead to intra-group conflicts.
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High-Tech Tools for Water Resources

February 23, 2007 // 8:30am10:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
One of the most promising areas to apply new sensing technology is in water resources. On February 23, 2007, the Foresight & Governance Project released a new report, Distributed Sensing Systems for Water Quality Assessment and Management.
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Globalized Trade and the Macroeconomics of Capture Fisheries

February 22, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The fourth event in ECSP's seven-part series on fisheries, the meeting examines the forces behind increasing demand for and trade of fisheries products, and identifies the key trends in trade law, subsidies, tariffs, and other marketplace measures that are negatively impacting global fish stocks, developing world economies, and the environment.
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Growing Demand and Local Communities: The Socio-Economics of Capture Fisheries

January 25, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The third meeting in ECSP's fisheries series addresses the economic and ecological impacts of declining stocks in capture fisheries, and the ways in which to reduce small-scale fishers' vulnerability.

Water and Sanitation Services for the Urban Poor

January 23, 2007 // 8:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Gordon McGranahan emphasizes the importance of local and community engagement in the provision of water and sanitation services for the urban poor.
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Managing Freshwater Inflows to Estuaries

December 07, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the second in a series of meetings on fisheries, ECSP and USAID host a discussion of estuaries, the threats they face, and the actions that can be taken to restore them.
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Report Launch: The World's Water 2006-2007

November 16, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Launching the fifth edition of the biennial report The World's Water, Peter Gleick provides an updated analysis on water, and the political, economic, technological, and scientific issues associated with it.
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Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.
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Environmental Health Crises in Southwest China

November 08, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Millions of rural and urban citizens in China suffer from health problems and limits to economic development due to contamination or shortages of water and air pollution from coal. In southwest China, water challenges are particularly acute due to that region's karst geology, where much of the water flows underground through caves rather than on the surface
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Environmental Stress and Demographic Change: Underlying Conditions and Nepal's Instability

November 01, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bishnu Raj Upreti discusses the ways in which efforts to resolve Nepal's demographic and environmental problems could reduce conflict, alleviate poverty, and provide a pathway to peace.

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