Keynote, Dr. Vanesa Rodríguez Osuna, Senior Scientist at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, and Project Director at sequa gGmbH will present a vision for the future of water security that she and her colleagues developed at the request of the UN’s High Level Panel on Water. She will break down some of the key challenges scientists and water management practitioners face if we are to go beyond the grey-green dichotomy of water management. This vision shows how this is necessary if we are to solve the world’s water crisis.
The keynote will be followed by discussions of what this vision for water security will look like from different cultural and disciplinary perspectives. We will explore the assets that faculty members from different departments bring to the table. Solving the global water crisis will take all of the disciplines, and the local perspectives of water resource management practitioners. Check-out the forum agenda, additional details, and sign up for email updates here.
As an area studies center, we tapping into local funds of knowledge in the Middle East to provide models and solutions grounded in local culture. Faculty will share insights from other local contexts, as well. In the past we have looked at local efforts to prevent water resource crisis in the Syria, Turkey border region, as well as Iraq. For more information on our project, Global Water Contexts: Local/Global Dimensions of Water Protection, please check out our web site.
We would like to thank our partners: The Discovery Themes, the Global Water Institute, the Office of Research, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, International Programs in Agriculture, and the Middle East Studies Library.