Arid yet dependent upon agriculture, Pakistan is experiencing a potentially devastating water crisis. An expert panel assembled by the Wilson Center's Asia Program presented the different facets of the crisis, from scarcity to sanitation to inefficient usage, and examined possible responses.
NOVEMBER 2008—The Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat, has won a 2008 Global Media Award for Excellence in Population Reporting in the category of "Best Online Commentary." The project—which features analysis, podcasts, and video—joins a roster of winners that includes Reuters, CNN, and the BBC.
NOVEMBER 2008—Vancouver Conference Features "Poverty, Population Growth, and Consumerism" Theme
Close Quarters: Population-Climate Panel Draws Crowd at Society of Environmental Journalists' Annual ConferenceOct 23, 2008
OCTOBER 2008—Panel Is Unique in Focusing on Population
OCTOBER 2008—In a new paper, A Memo to the Next President, Senior Scholar John W. Sewell and Karin Bencala advise the next U.S. president to bring the nation's international development efforts into sharper focus.
OCTOBER 2008—Science Authors Speak at Wilson Center
The United States has a golden opportunity right now to regain its standing in the world by taking the lead on the world's biggest problems: climate change, population growth, rising energy demand, and biodiversity loss. It also has the best chance of succeeding, says Thomas Friedman in his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded.
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) maintains The New Security Beat blog, which provides frequent updates and commentary on the latest news, reports, and resources on population, environment, and security. The Brazil Institute contributes commentary, analysis and major news and publications reviews on new security issues in Brazil, focusing on the Amazon and biofuels. Read the most recent post on how "Prostitution, Agriculture, Development Fuel Human Trafficking in Brazil".
MEDIA ADVISORY: Save Money, Lives, and the Earth by Combining Conservation and Family Planning, Say Experts at World Conservation CongressOct 09, 2008
OCTOBER 2008—Integrated Population-Health-Environment Programs More Effective, Efficient
Improving people's health can protect endangered gorillas, says a new report published in the lastest of the Environmental Change and Security Program's Focus series.