Navigating Peace: Generating New Thinking About Water

Apr 01, 2003

Over one billion people lack access to adequate water. Almost two-and-a-half billion are without adequate sanitation. And two to five million people—mostly children—die every year from preventable waterborne diseases.

Water touches on everything—the health of humans and ecosystems; the way we use energy and raw materials and grow food; global climate change; population and economic dynamics; even potential conflict and political stability. Yet analysis of water issues remains stuck in outmoded, 20th-century paradigms.

To respond to this challenge, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project (ECSP) launches its new initiative Navigating Peace: Forging New Water Partnerships. Funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Navigating Peace will bring together diverse sets of individuals to generate policy alternatives for world water problems. To learn more, click here.

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