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ENEC Seminar: Dr. Erika Weinthal, Duke University
March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr. Erika Weinthal
Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
4:00 pm in room 3204 of Murray Hall, UNC
Refreshments served beforehand at 3:30 pm
[Live broadcast streamed to IMS in Morehead City]
Abstract: Water resources play a unique and varied role in post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding. As a basic human need, the provision of safe water is invariably among the highest priorities of government and humanitarian interventions in post-conflict settings. Water, sanitation, and infrastructure also play a critical role in supporting the recovery of livelihoods and economic development in the aftermath of war. Moreover, despite dire predictions of “water wars,” internationally shared waters have actually proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and confidence building. Thus, water resource management has a singularly important role to play in both facilitating the rebuilding of trust following conflict and in preventing a return to conflict through creating or exacerbating existing tensions. This talk will draw upon lessons learned from case studies from twenty-eight countries and territories in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East as part of a collaborative project on natural resource management and post-conflict peace building.
To schedule a meeting with Dr. Weinthal, please contact Lisa at email@example.com