H2O Catalyst: Live Interactive Broadcast from Stockholm
From The Front Lines:
How Global Conflicts Are Changing Water’s Value
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
3:00p-4:30p CEST 9:00a-10:30a EDT
Join policymakers, security analysts, investors, educators, scholars, and students as well as leaders from companies and aid agencies for an urgent, timely interactive town hall about water and conflict.
Drought, water scarcity, and resource mismanagement incubate conditions for conflict.
From the Horn of Africa to the Middle East and India, harsh droughts are proving water’s worth. Already this year, amid the risk of famine and disease, there have violent clashes in Kenya over grazing land and a deadly cholera outbreak in Yemen that has killed thousands.
Repercussions of water scarcity and access are moving across borders, creating nightmare scenarios for national security analysts. A sharp drought was a contributing factor to the Syrian civil war, while radical groups are leveraging social stress caused by dry wells and crop failures.
This broadcast is a part of Circle of Blue’s H2O Catalyst, a series of dynamic conversations that explores the world’s most challenging water problems.
Experts and journalists will guide virtual breakout groups that will explore:
Current water conflict hotspots
Spillover effects that can turn local struggles over water into international security threats
How violence against women increases during times of drought and natural disaster
Policies and interventions that can prevent conflict and reduce impact caused by water stress.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
3:00p – 4:30p CEST, 9:00a – 10:30a EDT
WHO: Free registration is open to all
BACKGROUND: Learn more about water and conflict here.
MORE: Read more and listen to previous H2O Catalyst broadcasts here.
This broadcast is a part of Circle of Blue’s H2O Catalyst, a series of dynamic conversations that explores the world’s most challenging water problems. Recording will take place at World Water Week, in Stockholm, in partnership with SIWI’s World Water Week.
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