Just how important is the nexus between water and the economy?

Panel Discussion // Just how important is the nexus between water and the economy?

From the recent drought to the needs of a growing society, water is now a pressing issue that impacts our economy and way of life. Just how important is the nexus between water and the economy? - Hosted by Growing Blue in Washington DC

On September 18, 2012, a panel of experts from a number of fields gathered in National Geographic's Washington DC headquarters to answer this question. The panel covered the impact of water scarcity on the nation's economy and options for stimulating economic growth by focusing on water management.

The event was hosted by GrowingBlue in line with our mission of helping municipalities, businesses and consumers gain a better understanding of the water challenges of today and tomorrow.

-Dr. Richard Sandor, economist, CEO of Environmental Financial Products and senior fellow at the Milken Institute.

-Lynn Scarlett, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and co-director of Resources for the Future;

-Dr. Vincent Tidwell, socioeconomics researcher at Sandia National Laboratories;

-Dr. Upmanu Lall, director of Columbia University's Water Center; and

-Mary Keeling, Managing Consultant in the Global Centre for Economic Development, part of IBM's Institute for Business Value

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

IAMG2019 // 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

The conference will cover the usual topics in geo-mathematics, geostatistics, and geomodeling but in particular will bring to fore geomodeling issues at the intersection of food, water, and energy. The challenge of meeting the increased demand for food, water, and energy and the resultant stress on our geo-sphere is broadly accepted as one of the major scientific challenges facing mankind. The feedback processes intrinsic to this tri-partite cycle are best-studied using sophisticated...

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Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2019

Stockholm World Water Week 2019

In 2019, World Water Week will explore an inclusive approach. This week’s theme: “Water and society – including all” is recognizing that not everybody is impacted in the same way by too little, too much or too dirty water. Less obvious than last year, the Nexus approach will remain at the heart of the water debate, especially through the seminar topic "Addressing migration through regional integration and water security for all", that explicitly connects water, energy and food security as the...

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SWWW 2019 Seminar // Addressing Migration through Regional Integration and Water Security for All

Regional economic integration can foster transboundary water management as well as energy and food security. It also attracts investments that address infrastructure deficits, accelerates participation in global and regional value chains, and stimulates economic growth. All are important entry points for sustainable development. However, environmental and social co-benefits are typically not as well quantified as economic growth.

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