A Matter of Survival: Learning to Cooperate Over Water

Meeting our global water challenges is no ordinary task: it is a matter of survival. As global climate patterns shift, access to clean water will become more challenging; water will grow scarcer in some places, while others will suffer from too much. The Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, convened by a coalition of 15 countries, has developed a set of recommendations designed to prevent water-related conflicts and to enable water management be an instrument of peace, not war.

On January 16, we invite you to a discussion with President Danilo Türk, Chair of the Panel on Water and Peace and former President of Slovenia, who will be joined by leaders from the U.S. and around the world to share their insights on water and peace, and bring into focus the new U.S. Global Water Strategy. This high-level, half-day event will provide an opportunity for U.S. water sector leaders to spur actionable partnerships and innovative, integrated solutions to the global water challenge. 

Breakfast and coffee will be available at 9:30am.


President Danilo Türk, Chair, Global High-Level Panel, former President of Slovenia

Alvaro Umana Quesada, Vice Chair of the Global High-Level Panel, former Minister of Energy and Environment of Costa Rica

Mike Hammah, Member of the Global High-Level Panel, former Minister for Natural Resources of Ghana

H.E. Pio Wennubst, Assistant Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Amb. Paula Dobriansky, National Executive Committee Vice Chair, U.S. Water Partnership

Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director, EcoPeace Middle East

Gerald Galloway, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland, Member, CNA Military Advisory Board

Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow, Wilson Center; former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)

Aaron Salzberg, Special Coordinator for Water Resources, Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Sundeep Waslekar, President, Strategic Foresight Group

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:35 PM

Coffee and pastries available
at 9:30am.

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6th Floor Flom Auditorium


Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Phone: 202.691.4000


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