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Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

A Celebration of the Life of Carlos Soza

July 24, 2003 // 12:00am
ECSP and the Izaak Walton League of America co-sponsor a reception to celebrate the life of Guatemalan conservation leader Carlos Soza, who died of liver cancer on May 28, 2003.

A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

Harnessing the Waters: Nature Conquest in China's Past and Present

June 27, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
Perhaps no other issue in China today receives more news media attention than construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Speakers reflect on past legacies, present problems, and future impacts of China's "conquests" over nature.

Global Violence and Health: The Connections and Costs

June 11, 2003 // 12:00am
Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization presents WHO's new "World Report on Violence and Health," which details why violence is a major public-health problem and outlines how public policies can address its causes.

Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Freshwaters

June 10, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Virtually no one is discussing the increasing reliance worldwide on groundwater and the potentially dire consequences of that dependence for rivers, ecosystems, and sustainable development. Robert Glennon outlines his case for new groundwater policies.

How to Move the Global Water Agenda Forward: A Look at Agriculture, Health and Economics

June 09, 2003 // 9:00am4:00pm
Together with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation, the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project co-sponsors a panel discussion on the inextricable linkages between water and food security.

A Vision for Madagascar: A Path from Poverty to Growth

May 29, 2003 // 12:00am
His Excellency Marc Ravalomanana, the president of Madagascar, says that his country stands ready to fully join the global marketplace while also preserving its unique environmental heritage and bringing prosperity to its citizens.

A Closer Walk: A Film about AIDS and the World

April 30, 2003 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Featuring Robert Bilheimer, writer, producer, and director of A Closer Walk andHelene Gayle, Director of HIV, TB, and Reproductive Health, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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