Water Diplomacy Presentations in Washington D.C. and Oxford, U.K.

Dr. Shafiqul Islam presented a talk May 31, 2012  at the IGERT 2012 Principal Investigators Meeting  during  Session IV: Climate, the Environment, and Ecology.

Water Diplomacy was also discussed within the Water Security, Risk ,and Society Conference held at the University of Oxford in April 2012.

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Water Diplomacy Professors featured on WGBH

Tufts professors Dr. Shafiqul Islam and Dr. William Moomaw were recently featured guests on WGBH’s Innovation Hub radio program to discuss current and emerging challenges in meeting water needs around the world.

The program is available online: http://www.wgbh.org/articles/As-Water-Supplies-Wane-Whats-Next-6574

 

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Water Diplomacy Workshop to be held June 2012

The Water Diplomacy Workshop (WDW) will occur June 25-29, 2012 and is designed to help water professionals manage the science, policy, and politics of water networks through negotiation. This one-week train-the-trainer workshop aims to create a global network of water professionals who are not only familiar with the theory and practice of water diplomacy but can teach the key ideas and methods to others in their own organizations.

The workshop will be held in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2012. Please visit the WDW website for more information on the workshop, the experience of last year’s WDW participants, and to learn more about Water Diplomacy.

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Water Diplomacy Seminar Series – Inaugural Seminar

On December 15th, 2011, the inaugural speaker in the Water Diplomacy Seminar Series was Dr. Ed Olowo-Okere, Director of Core Operations Services for the Africa Region, the World Bank.  Dr. Olowo-Okere presented “Meeting Africa’s Water Challenge, the Time is Now” on behalf of Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, Vice President of the Africa Region, the World Bank.

The presentation can be viewed online. The Seminar Series features lectures from distinguished water professionals semi-annually. The next speaker will be announced during the Spring 2012 semester.

The Water Diplomacy Seminar Series is sponsored, in part, by the National Science Foundation (NSF) via an IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) grant (NSF 0966093) titled IGERT: Water Across Boundaries – Integration of Science, Engineering, and Diplomacy and a RCN-SEES (Research Coordination Network for Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability) grant (NSF-1140163) titled RCN-SEES – A Global Water Diplomacy Network.

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Water Diplomacy Workshop to Connect and Educate Water Professionals from around the Globe

The Water Diplomacy Workshop will occur June 13-17, 2011 and is designed to help water professionals manage the science, policy, and politics of water networks through negotiation. This one-week train-the-trainer workshop aims to create a global network of water professionals who are not only familiar with the theory and practice of water diplomacy but can teach the key ideas and methods to others in their own organizations.

Water Diplomacy Workshop - photo of rice plantation in Thailand

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