Israel and Water: Scarcity, Innovation and Cooperation (Updated 3/4/14)
American University presents a one-day symposium on "Israel and Water: Scarcity, Innovation and Cooperation." The symposium will cover issues of the science of water, technology innovations to address water stress, and the politics of water. The symposium is hosted by the Center for Israel Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science (CAS), Global Environmental Politics Program (SIS), Kogod School of Business, School of Professional and Extended Studies, William K. Reilly Fund at the Center for Environmental Policy, Center for Environmental Film Making (SOC) and AU Office of Sustainability. Additional co-sponsors are the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Ben-Gurion University and Embassy of Israel.
This one-day conference will create an opportunity for participants to learn about and reflect on diverse Israeli approaches to water management, innovation and cooperation, in the Middle East and globally. Bringing together environmental practitioners, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, academics, officials and other stakeholders, this conference will also explore the ways in which water-related innovation and cooperation are keys to peacemaking in the Middle East.