Water Diplomacy: Can Global Cooperation Safeguard Our Most Fundamental Resource?

  • AAAS Headquarters 1200 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States

Humanity’s ability to adapt to climate change and live sustainably on our planet will largely depend on how well we cooperatively manage our water resources including groundwater, surface water, and oceans. In this symposium, we will explore global water issues that fall under four main themes: resilience, security and cooperation, development, and interconnectivity. Through these themes, we will examine how science diplomacy can contribute to equitable management of water resources. Is better collaboration and sharing of expertise enough to avert a global crisis?

Participate in the Water Diplomacy Symposium Marine Debris Tracker Challenge! Follow this link (link is external) to download the Marine Debris Tracker app. When you open the app on your mobile device, select the AAAS Water Diplomacy Symposium List to start tracking. The top three trackers, by number of pieces of debris collected, in the week leading up to the event (Friday, May 5-Thursday, May 11) will be recognized at the symposium and win prizes. And everyone who participates will help keep debris out of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Please join us for this event hosted by the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) and organized by the STPF Science Diplomacy Affinity Group with assistance from the STPF STArt (Science, Technology, and Art) Affinity Group.

A reception will immediately follow the program

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