Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"Water Experts Talk World Conflict"

I quote from the Santa Barbara Independent:
As part of the Earth Day celebration, the Santa Barbara Coalition for Global Dialogue is hosting a public policy forum titled Thirst for Security: Global Water and Tomorrow’s Armed Conflicts. Julie Bowden, coalition cochair, said that the dispute over water resources is a timely and critical environmental issue in the Santa Barbara area as well as globally.....

Four distinguished authorities on global water issues will give keynote speeches in their area of expertise. Jeff Dozier and Hilal Elver, both professors at UCSB, as well as Jerome Dell Priscoli, an engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources, and Engin Konagul, the United Nations case studies coordinator for the Paris UNESCO World Water Assessment Program, will discuss the recent UNESCO Water Summit in Turkey, describe the areas of conflict around the globe and the use of mediation in resolving water conflicts, as well as examine the existing water crises on the western slopes of North America. They will explore how investment in water management can help build social stability and security to avoid societal warfare.

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