April 3, 2012
Environmental Outlook: Water & Global Security
A recent American intelligence report warned that problems with water could destabilize various regions of the world over the next decade. The earth's rising population, climate change, and poor water management have put pressure on water supplies. The Director of ELI’s International Water Program, Jessica Troell, was interviewed on the Diane Rehm Show on the issues of global water security and water shortages in the U.S. In addition to Jess, Guest Host Tom Gjelten interviewed Geoff Dabelko, director of environmental change and security at the Wilson Center; Steve Fleischli, a senior attorney in the water program at NRDC and former president of Waterkeeper Alliance; and Maj. Gen. Richard Engel, USAF (Ret.), who serves as Director of the National Intelligence Council’s Climate Change and Stability Program.
Link to audio recording (click on "Listen")
Synopsis of the ODNI report
Global Water Security: Intelligence Community Assessment