Water fuels every aspect of life. It plays a crucial role in public health, economic growth, sustainability, political stability and disaster management. With so many sectors depending on this vital resource, how water is managed has far-reaching social, political and economic impacts.
To discuss these challenges, the USAID-funded Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) will present the four-part “Sustainable Water, Resilient Communities” series, co-hosted with Winrock International and the Wilson Center, exploring the roles of different actors in addressing water risk in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world. To promote its water security approach and guiding practices, SWP is organizing a program outreach event on Tuesday, September 26 at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. to discuss the specific challenges of water scarcity.
The first event, titled “The Challenge of Too Little Water,” will be moderated by Lauren Herzer Risi, Senior Program Manager at the Wilson Center. USAID’s Richard Volk, Senior Water Resources and Climate Advisor, will provide opening remarks speaking to the SWP team and its overall perspective in regards to addressing water insecurity. Panelists will then discuss how water scarcity affects food security, the private sector, nature conservation and negotiations between stakeholders.
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Food Security and Climate Change
Global Sustainability Director
Director, Global Water Programme
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
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