Discussion to focus on water and international development

Feb. 17, 2009
An interview style discussion featuring Geoff Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Aaron Salzberg, Lead for Water and Head of Interagency Working Group on Water, US Department of State, will focus on the role of water in international development and developing and implementing policies to advance U.S. efforts on water and sanitation...

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 10, 2009 -- An interview style discussion featuring Geoff Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Aaron Salzberg, Lead for Water and Head of Interagency Working Group on Water, US Department of State, will focus on the role of water in international development and developing and implementing policies to advance U.S. efforts on water and sanitation.

Water and International Development: A Dialogue
Friday, Feb. 20, 2009
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Kenney Auditorium
Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Geoff Dabelko is the Director of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a non-partisan, non-advocacy forum for research and debate. Dabelko manages the Center's Navigating Peace and Water Initiative, which examines the future of water conflict and cooperation.

Dabelko also leads the Center's efforts to bring together key policymakers and stakeholders to debate policy approaches to advancing U.S engagement on international water and sanitation issues. Aaron Salzberg is the Special Coordinator for Water Resources at the U.S. Department of State. He is the first person to hold this position.

Salzberg leads the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy on drinking water and sanitation, water resources management, and transboundary waters. He also leads the U.S. Administrations' response to the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act. This discussion will be moderated by Professor Cinnamon Dornsife, Associate Director, SAIS International Development Program.

To attend, please RSVP to [email protected] with your name and affiliation.

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