"Limited Resources - Unlimited Security Risks", Munich/Germany

Panel Debate // "Limited Resources - Unlimited Security Risks", Munich/Germany

On this Global Luncheon Panel, guests and speakers will meet to discuss the interdependance between resource security, development and security policy.

Resource scarcity is a challange for both developed and developing countries. This is true not only in economic terms but in terms of security. On this panel, strategies on resource related security issues will be discussed

The rising competition for limited resources is a challenge to national security and regional stability. According to the Earth Security Index, a new tool that measures converging country pressures on water, food, energy, demographics and budgetary stress, BRICS and other emerging economies are critically exposed to resource bottlenecks. Given the growing inter-dependence of countries in view of international trade and investment flows, the limits of energy, water, food and land resources also pose critical challenges to governments, the industrial sector as well as financial institutions in developed economies. New security policies are needed to confront resource tipping points, which go beyond military defense, and involve other stakeholders to create stability in the access to resources.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

E-learning Course // Solar Powered Irrigation Systems

The GIZ Powering Agriculture Team has supported University Ostfalia to develop an e-learning course on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems. The course will be entirely online and look at sustainable water management, solar pumping essentials, planning and implementation, and operation and maintenance. E-tutors will support the students throughout the course.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

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Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2019

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