23 - 27 May 2011, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Following the success of last year’s launch of the short course Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners, the University of East Anglia Water Security Research Centre and the London Water Research Group are pleased to announce the next course, for May 2011.
The course will be held at the UEA Norwich campus, and targets early to mid-career professionals. A number of places will also be made available to environmental journalists, consultants, and activists.
The course will provide policy-makers with comprehensive background knowledge relevant to the increasingly important policy challenge of ‘water security’. It will explore how the multiple levels of water security – human, community, state, international and global – require broad but considered policy inputs. Emphasis will be placed on the inter-dependencies of different sectors (climate security, food security, energy security) that interact within a ‘web’ of water security. The implications for national security and human security will be interpreted through an appreciation that water security for some can mean water insecurity for others. Emphasis will be place on the importance of shifting global climate and trade patterns.
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