Water scarcity is an increasing problem around the globe but, to date, water conflicts remain at the local level and have not erupted into international wars. This article illustrates how water fuels greater interdependence among neighboring states and can serve as a tool for resolving conflict and building cooperation.
Improving water quality and quantity in developing countries is a daunting task, but the benefits could far outweigh the costs. An Environmental Change and Security Project staffer discusses strategies for reaching this UN Millenium Development goal target.
Featuring Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS
"AIDS Warriors" Films Soldiers Fighting the Problems of Peace
Wilson Center Hosts "The US and the UN: Working Together to Achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals"
IHDP interviews ECSP Director Geoffrey Dabelko
Dr. Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations praised the Wilson Center's work on China environment in Congressional testimony
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko reports for Grist on Wangari Maathai's Nobel Peace Prize.
Report Finds Fertile Ground for Peace in Environmental Cooperation,but Lack of Data Prevents Early Warning of Environmental Conflict