CEF is proud to announce that our Director, Dr. Jennifer Turner will be speaking at an event on Thursday, January 24, 2013 held by Asia Society and the Brookings Institution entitled Water: Asia’s New Battleground. Dr. Turner will be joining Brahma Chellaney, professor at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, to discuss the water security challenges facing Asian nations, with a particular focus on China and India. The discussion will also highlight how water security challenges interact with those involving energy and food security.

Jennifer will cover how three colliding trends — rising food scarcity, booming energy demand, and declining fresh water reserves — are disrupting economies, governments, and environments in Asia. She will also discuss the major water-energy confrontations in India and China. Professor Chellaney will discuss his work on water stress as Asia's defining crisis of the 21st century.

Matthew Stumpf, Director of Asia Society's Washington Office, will provide introductory remarks and Tanvi Madan, Fellow and Director of the India Project at Brookings, will moderate the discussion.

The event will start at 3:30 p.m. at the Saul/Zilkha Rooms at the Brookings Institution. To RSVP and for questions, please email AsiaDC@asiasociety.org or call 202-833-ASIA.