Water Events

Agriculture, Water, and Food Security

April 30, 2009 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a close relationship between acute water scarcity and acute poverty, and this scarcity will only increase by 2050. A major part of adapting to climate change will be addressing water and temperature changes and their affects on crop production, panelists warn.

Population, Health, and Urbanization

April 30, 2009 // 11:30am12:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A quarter of the global disease burden can be attributed to environment and health dynamics, including unsafe water, unsanitary disposal, and indoor air pollution. Experts discuss links between population, health, and the environment.

Globalization of Asian Trade and Demand for Natural Resources

April 30, 2009 // 9:30am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Patrick Alley of Global Witness, Frederik Balfour of BusinessWeek, and Pradeep Tharakan of the International Resources Group discuss the natural resources sector.
Webcast

Asia's Next Challenge: Securing the Region's Water Future

April 22, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The new report by the Asia Society's Leadership Group on Water Security in Asia considers the security dimensions associated with decreased access to a safe, stable supply of water in Asia and provides a forward-looking agenda aimed at averting a water crisis in the region.

Protection of the Mediterranean Ecosystem

March 04, 2009 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Spyridon Kouvelis, Member of the Greek Parliament, speaks at the Wilson Center.
Webcast

Temperatures Rising: Climate Change, Water, and the Himalayas

February 12, 2009 // 1:00pm3:00pm
China Environment Forum
Speakers address the impact of climate change on the vulnerable ecosystems and communities in the Himalayas both in China and Pakistan, and discuss current efforts to mitigate threats to the melting glaciers.
Webcast

Report Launch: The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

February 04, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bringing clean water and improved sanitation to the billions who lack them is not a question of money or technology, "it's a question of governance, of commitment, will—all of those things. And that, in many ways, is the worst part of the world's water crisis," says Peter Gleick.
Webcast

Water Abundance in Canada and the United States: Myth or Reality?

January 26, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Canada Institute
For the launch of the 10th One Issue, Two Voices series, authors David Brooks and Tracy Mehan discuss the obstacles and solutions to achieving sustainable water futures in Canada and the United States.

Water Abundance in Canada and the United States: Myth or Reality?

November 21, 2008 // 6:30am9:00am
Canada Institute
For the launch of the 10th One Issue, Two Voices series, authors David Brooks and Tracy Mehan discussed the need to redefine effective water management in both Canada and the United States and debated the controversial approaches to achieving it.

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

November 20, 2008 // 7:45am3:15pm
Asia Program
Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Conference participants highlight the different facets of Pakistan's water crisis, examine the rural and urban dimensions of the crisis, and consider possible responses.

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