Water And Conflict: C-Span Panel Discussion

CRS and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program are sponsoring a panel discussion today in Washington D.C., about water’s complex role in conflict and development. The event, “Water, Conflict and Cooperation: Practical Concerns for Water Development Projects,” will be held at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. from noon to 2 p.m. today. During the event, CRS will launch its new publication titled Water and Conflict: Incorporating Peacebuilding into Water Development which describes how water scarcity, access to water supplies, pollution of water sources and water management across national boundaries increasingly play a role in disputes, political manipulation and, in worst cases, outright conflict.

CRS President Ken Hackett addresses some of these issues related to water and conflict in his latest monthly letter.

Speakers at the event include Mr. Hackett; Jason Gehrig, a CRS consultant and engineer; Tjip Walker of the U.S. Agency for International Development; William E. Hall, Professor in the Conflict Resolution Program at Georgetown University; and Geoff Dabelko, Director of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center. The discussion will be moderated by Dennis Warner, CRS Senior Technical Advisor, Water Supply, Sanitation and Water Resources Development; and Tom Bamat, CRS Senior Technical Advisor, Justice and Peacebuilding.

“Water, Conflict and Cooperation” will be broadcast live on C-Span (click on this link to watch online: http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN.aspx)

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