The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Recap of "Water @ Wilson: 50 Years of Water, Conflict, and Cooperation"

Water is critical: it grows our food, generates our energy, and ensures our prosperity. To address the challenges that stand in the way of building healthy, prosperous, and peaceful communities, we must first tackle the challenge of water insecurity.

On the occasion of the Wilson Center's 50th anniversary, the Environmental Change and Security Program and nine co-sponsoring programs convened experts from government, the NGO sector, and academia for a comprehensive look at the first year of the U.S. Global Water Strategy and new research and practice on water, peace, and conflict. A recap of the event, including selected quotes, can be found at

AGWA's Coordinator, Dr. John Matthews, gave a keynote presentation during this day-long event. His portion of the program can be found in the video recap below at the 35:15 mark.
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