This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at a January 2010 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore the affect of globalization on natural resource issues such as water on local, national, and international levels. Examining the effect of environmental peacebuilding on communities, the discussion explored how governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other interested parties can generate positive outcomes while minimizing negative ones.
A new U.S. Studies publication examining the challenges and trends in the American food system
Blue Ventures' Vik Mohan, Rebecca Hill, and Alasdair Harris argue that their integrated approach, which combines reproductive health with conservation measures in Madagascar, offers communities--and the marine environment on which they depend--the best possible chances of survival.
Author Irene Kitzantides describes the SPREAD Project's integration of agribusiness development with community health care and education, including family planning, in Rwanda.
Robert Engelman analyzes the human and environmental impact of population growth, particularly in the context of Niger and Kenya.
Below are excerpts from recent official statements in which environment and population issues are prominently cited in the context of security and national interests.
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.
John Oldfield reviews small-scale and rural water, sanitation, and hygiene projects, including lessons learned, case studies, and a brief discussion of breakthrough practices.
Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace examines the impact of natural disasters on conflicts by analyzing the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir.
Event summary for Navigating Peace: Generating New Thinking about Water.