Conference announcement (fwd)

David Magier magier at
Thu Apr 13 19:20:24 UTC 1995

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Dangerous Waters:  Geography, Politics, and Environment
in Critical Water Systems

Date:    May 22-23, 1995

Kellogg Center (15th floor)
School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY

National Resource Center for International Studies
Middle East Institute
Harriman Institute
Southern Asian Institute
Institute for African Studies
in association with the Environmental Policy Studies Program, SIPA

Registration:  $30 ($15 with CUID).  Deadline for receipt of checks:  Monday,
May 15. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is
limited.  Registration fee includes all sessions, some teaching materials 
on water issues, and breakfast and lunch on both days.  Participants who 
can only attend one day should send $15 and indicate which day they will 

Reeva Simon, Middle East Institute, Columbia University (212) 854-3996
Susan Holmes, Harriman Institute (212) 854-8487, sh42 at
Barbara Gombach, Southern Asian Institute (212) 854-3616, bcg2 at

Detailed Program:

Monday, May 22  8:30 am-3:30 pm

Keynote: Hydrology and Nation:  The Earth's Waters across National
Boundaries Speaker from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Panel I:  Economic Development & Endangered Water Systems of the Former
Soviet Union

Panel II:  Privatization, Economic Development, Environmental
Sustainability and the Protection of Critical Water Systems: 
International Priorities for Environmental Protection

Real and potential conflicts between the needs of economic development and
environmental protection in the Former Soviet Union are further explored
through comparison with water issues in India and Bangladesh. 

LUNCH PROGRAM:  Understanding and teaching the importance of unique
ecosystems David Brower, Chairman, Earth Island Institute

Multimedia Workshop:  Earth Sounds:  Integrating Music, Wild Sounds and
Learning Paul Winter, musician/composer

Tuesday, May 23  8:30 AM-3:00 PM

Panel I:  Hydropolitics in the Middle East
Three rivers in the region represent case studies of water as a strategic
issue:  The Tigris and Euphrates, the Nile and the Jordan. 

Panel II:  Transregional Issues:  International Actors, National

Issues of water supply and demand, population pressures, and political
conflict over who controls water resources will be further explored by
comparisons between the Middle East and Africa. 


Concurrent Workshops for High School and College Teachers

Conference speakers will include: David Brower, Earth Island Institute; 
Gary Cook, Baikal Watch, Earth Island Institute; William F. Fisher,
Harvard University; George Gruen, Columbia University; Miriam Lowi,
Trenton State College; Philip P. Micklin, Western Michigan University; 
Sara Reuger, Brooklyn College; John Waterbury, Princeton University


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