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CEF Director Jennifer Turner Gave a Talk at University of California San Diego

The water-energy-food choke point is forcing a new 21st century reckoning. Three colliding trends – declining freshwater reserves, booming energy demand and uncertain grain supplies – are disrupting economies, governments and environments around the world.

China’s energy and environmental security is threatened as the country hits these choke points. How China deals with these confrontations has significant domestic and global consequences.

CEF's latest dam interactive map reported by Quartz

To read the full article on Quartz, please see http://qz.com/196716/chinas-addiction-to-hydropower-in-two-dam-maps/

CEF Director Jennifer Turner interviewed by Living On Earth on China's hydropower overload

For the past 65 years, China has built nearly two dams per day, and wants to expand its hydroelectric capacity. Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Washington DC's Wilson Center, tells host Steve Curwood that China plans to ramp up dam installation in Yunnan Province, which raises the risks for this biodiversity hotspot in Southwest China.

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Region: Improving Policy Outcomes Through Research and Engagement

The Great Lakes-St Lawrence Basin contains 18 percent of the world's freshwater and is home to 42 million people. While these waters are essential to Canada and the United States' quality of life, the current state and future sustainability of the basin continue to challenge policy makers.

Choke Point: India -- A Wilson Center-Circle of Blue Joint Initiative

On April 2, Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center present the findings of their Choke Point: India initiative, an exploration into the water-energy-food confrontations in the world’s second most populous country.

China's Water Problem

Jennifer Turner appeared on BBC World News' "Impact" to discuss the implications of drought in China. 

"If China really can become more aggressive in actually enforcing their water pollution control laws, it would open up a lot of clean water for the people," Turner said. 

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Programs as a Strategy to Advance Maternal Health

Of all the Millennium Development Goals, the maternal health and sanitation targets are among the farthest off track, said Rebecca Fishman, operations and special projects director of WASH Advocates.

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