Water Events

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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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Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge

June 09, 2010 // 9:00am4:30pm
Asia Program
According to UN mid-range projections for Pakistan, the country's population—currently about 185 million—will rise to 335 million by 2050. Experts examine both the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan's demographics.
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Book Event: The Plundered Planet: Why We Must – and How We Can – Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

June 01, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Professor Paul Collier discusses his latest book, and the shift from plunder to sustainable management of natural resources at the Wilson Center.

Canadian Water: Towards a New Strategy

March 26, 2010 // 8:00am5:30pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference "Canadian Water: Towards a Strategy," held at McGill University, on March 25 and 26. Notable speakers included The Honorable Jim Prentice and The Honourable Charlene Johnson.
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Rivers of the Amazon: Can They Be Used on a Sustainable Basis as a Source of Renewable Hydropower?

February 03, 2010 // 8:15am10:00am
Brazil Institute
Luiz Gabriel Todt de Azevedo of Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A discusses the effects of hydropower plant construction on the Southwestern Amazon ecosystem. Christine Pendzich comments on rainforest protection and climate change.

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