Water Events

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Book Launch: Human Population: Its Influences on Biodiversity

May 11, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Measurements of "human population density and growth can be used to identify changes in the viability of native species, and more directly, in changes in ecological systems or habitat quality," said Richard Cincotta, consultant at the Environmental Change and Security Program and demographer-in-residence at the Stimson Center, speaking at the book launch of Human Population: Its Influence on Biological Diversity.

Energy Demand vs. Water Scarcity: The Dilemma Facing the U.S. and China

May 06, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The confrontation between growth, water, and energy is readily visible in both the U.S. and China and is virtually certain to grow over the next decade. Leading experts examined the energy-water “choke points” that are tightening around the world’s two largest economies and how the dilemma affects energy and environmental policy choices facing the U.S. Congress.

Hydropower, Pipelines, and Petroleum: The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship [Duke University, Durham, North Carolina]

April 13, 2011 // 8:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at Duke University that assessed ways to balance North American energy, security, and environmental goals.
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Integrating Development: A Livelihood Approach to Population, Health, and Environment Programs

April 07, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Rural communities in developing countries understand that high population growth rates, poor health, and environmental degradation are connected, said Population Action International's Roger-Mark De Souza. An integrated approach to development – one that combines population, health, and environment (PHE) programs – is a "cost-effective intervention that we can do very easily, that responds to community needs, that will have a huge impact that's felt within a short period of time," said De Souza, who was joined by three other experts to discuss how to improve current efforts to expand the PHE approach.
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Managing the Planet's Freshwater

February 23, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Karin M. Krchnak, Director, International Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy; Dann Sklarew, Sustainability Fellow, George Mason University; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
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Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia: Developing a Blueprint for Addressing Glacier Melt in the Region

November 16, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
A new report highlights the complexity of the issues surrounding glacier melt in Asia, and the critical need to prepare today for future environmental changes.
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Asia's Growing Crisis of Floods and Droughts

October 19, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
The Greater Himalayas, whose glaciers supply seasonal water flows to some 40 percent of the world's population, are a climate change hot spot. Panelists at this event co-sponsored by Asia Society and China Environment Forum address the many threats that melting glaciers pose to Asia.
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A New Approach to Social Policy: Measuring Access to Opportunity

September 30, 2010 // 12:30pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
This seminar explored the Human Opportunity Index, designed to measure difference in access within and among countries of the region.
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ChokePoint U.S.: Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water in the Era of Climate Change

September 22, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
A comprehensive reporting project concludes that the current U.S. energy strategy will lead to severe water shortages and damage the country's environment and quality of life.
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Integrated Analysis for Development and Security: Scarcity and Climate, Population, and Natural Resources

September 02, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts Alex Evans and Mathew Burrows discuss the current state of integrated scarcity issues in the policymaking world.

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