[MGSA-L] Call for Abstracts: Water Scarcity and Policy in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Cornell U, 4-6 Nov., 2011

Roland Moore rolandmo at pacbell.net
Tue Jun 14 07:23:33 PDT 2011


From: Gail Holst-Warhaft glh3 at cornell.edu

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA NY USA, NOVEMBER 4-6, 2011

Water Scarcity and Policy in the Middle East and Mediterranean

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
An international conference will be held at Cornell University to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines engaged in research that addresses the crisis of fresh water resources in dry regions of the world. The conference will focus particularly on the Middle East, the Mediterranean Basin, and the Nile Basin, where population increase and climate change threaten to exacerbate regional conflicts and human suffering. Recognizing that finding solutions to the growing global need for fresh water is a complex problem, we encourage papers and posters that approach water issues from a variety of disciplines. Among the topics that may be addressed are sustainable technology, hydrology, law and governance, indigenous rights, privatization, public policy, and education. Papers are encouraged to be submitted on the following:
     The right to water and water rights
     Governance, compliance and water law
     Cultural approaches and solutions for water policy challenges
     International water law
     Studies on climate/landscape interactions
     Case studies in water crisis management
The organizers invite 250-word abstracts for either presentation papers or posters, due July 31, 2011. Up to 20 papers will be accepted.

Conference website, including abstract submissions:
http://www.sustainablefuture.cornell.edu/events/2011IntlWaterConf/

Contacts: Gail Holst-Warhaft glh3 at cornell.edu, 607-255-1554 or Tammo Steenhuis tss1 at cornell.edu, 607 255-2489



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