RESOURCE SECURITY

As the world population reaches 7 billion, many countries regions confront a scarcity of those basic resources essential for human life—namely adequate food and water. More than just humanitarian crises, resource scarcities can act as a flashpoint for regional or intrastate conflict. Scientists and engineers have the skills and technologies necessary to mitigate scarcity, reduce instability, and fight resource security challenges. CSTSP in conjunction with other concerned organizations has begun to host dialogues and develop programmatic activities that address these issues.

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A Scientific View on Resource Security Challenges (2013)

February 2013
As the world population reaches 7 billion, many countries regions confront a scarcity of those basic resources essential for human life-namely adequate food and water. More than just humanitarian crises, resource scarcities and conflicts challenge American security interests in strategic regions such as the Middle East and Asia. Scientists and engineers have the skills and technologies necessary to mitigate scarcity, reduce instability, and fight resource security challenges.

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PAST EVENTS

Global Water at a Crossroads (2013)

20 February 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2325 Rayburn
House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

In honor of World Water Day 2013, IIASA, the NAS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Office of Science & Technology at the Austrian Embassy presented a public forum “Global Water at a Crossroads” with Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Director and CEO, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria.