DC event: Water, conflict and peacebuilding in development: lessons for practitioners

The Environmental Change and Security Program and Middle East Program are pleased to invite you to the Wilson Center

Join us for the launch of USAID’s Water and Conflict Toolkit for Programming, a document designed to help development practitioners gain a deeper understanding of the forces driving violence and instability related to water. Written by USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, the Wilson Center, and Group W Inc., the toolkit provides guidance to development professionals not familiar with water and conflict dynamics, with the aim of developing more strategic and focused interventions.

Panelists will discuss what needs further investigation to inform this kind of programmatic strategy, the challenges in this field of study, and how the toolkit addresses those shortfalls.

Where: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
6th Floor Flom Auditorium

When: Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


  • Gidon BrombergIsraeli Director, EcoPeace / Friends of the Earth Middle East
  • Chris KosnikDirector, Office of Water, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Sandra RuckstuhlSenior Social Scientist, Group W Inc.
  • Aaron WolfProfessor of Geography, Oregon State University


  • Geoffrey D. DabelkoSenior Advisor, ECSP; Director of Environmental Studies, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University

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Note: Photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.

Want to attend but can’t? Tune into the live or archived webcast at WilsonCenter.org (not every event is webcast live; archived webcasts go up approximately one week after the meeting date).

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