Water Cooperation and Conflict
Water Cooperation and Conflict:
The Local and Global Challenge
Thursday, April 13, 2017
New York City
Water is essential to life. An age of unprecedented planetary change demands new strategies to manage this substance upon which nature, nations and neighborhoods depend. Building on our past two conferences focused on the subject of resilience, Water Cooperation and Conflict will convene experts and practitioners from the public, academic and private sectors to discuss collaborative problem-solving strategies for the protection and sharing of water resources, ranging from transboundary conflicts, to local water scarcity, to watershed management.
This one-day conference will include prominent keynote speakers and panels covering local, national and global water challenges and solutions. Please check back for more details to be posted in the coming months.
Dr. Peter H. Gleick
President Emeritus and Chief Scientist, Pacific Institute
Global Partnerships and Government Affairs Leader, GE Water
Tentative Agenda (subject to change)
Morning Sessions: Global Water Challenges
In the world of international relations hidden from most of us, water is often a pivot point in national and global policy making. Our distinguished international experts will provide a behind the scenes look at the role of water in human rights, diplomacy, and peace. They will examine the models that have stood the test of time, and the practical and political innovations needed to protect the future.
Mid-Day Sessions: National Issues and Politics
A slow motion water crisis is emerging in the United States complicated by decades-old policies that do not adequately address pollution, resource depletion or inequitable management. As our expert speakers and panelists will discuss, new solutions will range from the unfamiliar, such as recycled waste water, to the politically difficult, such as local control of national policy. They will be looking at the future of water in this new political era and the challenges ahead under the new administration.
Afternoon Sessions: Water Resilience at the Local Scale
Decision-making at the local scale tends to be driven by state, national, and international policy, but is shaped by local cultural and environmental contexts. Our local experts will discuss ways to develop and study resilience through local, community-engaged projects. In particular, water resilience projects that create ancillary benefits for local communities. There will be notable attention to environmental justice challenges.
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The Third Summit on Resilience is hosted by the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.