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VIEE to Lead AGU Fall Meeting Session on Water Security

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AGU Session Title: PA012: Population 7 Billion and Growing

Sponsor: Public Affairs (PA)

VIEE Conveners: Debra Perrone (debra.perrone@vanderbilt.edu) and Leslie Lyons Duncan (leslie.l.duncan@vanderbilt.edu)

Session focused on bridging the gap between science and policy

Debra Perrone and Leslie Lyons Duncan, VIEE PhD Candidates, and Antonia Rosati, NARCCAP Community Liaison, will be convening a Public Affairs session at the Fall 2012 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting. The meeting will be held in San Francisco from 3-7 December. The AGU meeting is an international conference, bringing together nearly 20,000 scientists and environmental science policy advocates. The session focuses on water security.

Session Abstract:  Population 7 billion and growing-Water Security in a Changing Climate With predictions of Earth's climate suggesting non-stationarity, water supply becomes less predictable. Water demands are multifaceted and multidimensional; competition is influenced by population, culture, technology and economics, and changes over space and time. These inherent complexities, combined with broad and often conflicting stakeholder interests, create challenges for decision makers. To complicate matters, water boundaries rarely align with political boundaries and, consequentially, local decisions can affect other regions or countries (e.g., Ganges-Brahmaputra and Colorado River Basins). This session intends to bring together physical, social and political scientists to discuss a sustainable path forward. Submit Abstract to Session PA012.

 

 

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