Fresh water is emerging as the most critical resource issue facing humanity. While the supply of fresh water is limited, both the world’s population and demand for the resource continues to expand rapidly.
Sander Gerber, a member of the Center's Board of Trustees, suggests ways our nation can meet current and future energy challenges.
FEBRUARY 2007—New Strategy Focuses on Governance, Accountability
Summaries of the past year's ECSP meetings and highlights from the environment, population, and security activities of academic programs, foundations, nongovernmental organizations, government offices, and intergovernmental organizations.
In this seminar series sponsored by the Wilson Center's Middle East Program, the Environmental Change and Security Project, and USAID, experts are convening to discuss such topics as safe motherhood, reproductive health and culture, fertility patterns, contraceptive use, and HIV.
Southern Africa faces potentially severe groundwater shortages, which not only imperil the lives of those directly dependent on it, but also the continued development of the region's economies.
Population and fresh water are widely recognized as two of the most important issues facing humanity, with implications for livelihoods, economic productivity, and political stability. Finding the Source highlights the linkages between these critical issues through case studies from the Philippines, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. The common message is unmistakable: global water problems are still soluble-but only with concerted international action that includes efforts to address population growth.
SEPTEMBER 2009--Pakistan, already plagued by widespread water shortages, is expected to become water-scarce by 2035--though some experts project this may happen as soon as 2020, if not earlier. This new publication examines Pakistan's water pressures, focusing on both rural and urban angles, and suggests ways forward.
In this recent speech, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Randall Tobias delineated President Bush's AIDS Plan, focusing on prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction. The ambassador conveyed both the devastation and hope he witnessed on a recent trip to Africa. His full remarks are available here.
Through a generous grant from the U.S. Institute of Peace, ECSP organized a forum in Hong Kong to provide opportunities for 65 environmentalists and journalists from the three areas of Greater China to discuss improving the capacity of environmental NGOs and the quality of environmental reporting in the region. Part 2 (Chinese).