Water Events

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A Climate of Conflict: Considerations for Climate Adaptation in Fragile States

June 10, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Negotiators responsible for international climate talks are scientists or diplomats, not development practitioners. But in low-income countries, climate change will primarily be a development issue, warns International Alert.
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Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

May 05, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
Asia Program
With increasing frequency, wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. The Wilson Center hosts a half-day conference examining the patterns and implications of these investments, and highlighting case studies.
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Water: A Conversation With Dean Kamen

May 04, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Kamen seeks to provide clean water to the 1.1 billion people who lack it with the Slingshot, a washing machine-sized device that uses just 500 watts of electricity to produce 10 gallons of clean water an hour.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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