Water Conflict Archives - State of the Planet

New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

The Earth Institute is launching a new interdisciplinary seminar to help business and policy leaders better understand the connections between environmental stresses, natural resources and conflicts.

by |June 9, 2014

Geocharts: Water Challenges Around the World

View four interactive maps that give an overview of some of the water challenges different parts of the world currently face.

by |February 28, 2013

Identifying Teaching and Training Tools on Peacebuilding, Fragile States and Natural Resource Management

The Earth Institute at Columbia University hosted a two-day workshop that brought together practitioners, trainers, and academics to explore innovative approaches to teaching and training on natural resources management in fragile states and peacebuilding contexts. The workshop concluded with a clear statement: current academic and training programs do not provide a coherent methodology for students and practitioners to adequately face the challenges posed by the confluence of fragile states, climate risks, natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding.

by |September 3, 2012

Ripple Effect Author Talks Efficiency; Cleanup

The outlook for global water is bleak, but Alex Prud’Homme still believes in the power of human ingenuity.

by |July 7, 2011

Water and Energy Conflict in Central Asia

Water resources management in the Central Asia region faces formidable challenges. The hydrological regimes of the two major rivers in the region, the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya, are complex and vulnerable to climate change. Water diversions to agricultural, industrial and domestic users have reduced flows in downstream regions, resulting in severe ecological damages…. read more

by |August 18, 2009