Water and Climate Lecture Series "Water and Climate: Enduring Collective Action Challenges"( More about event)
Professor Waterbury will explore how management of the world's fresh water resources in the face of climate change and global warming does not qualitatively change longstanding challenges to coordinated responses among stakeholders, and these challenges have been the focus of collective action theory and analysis for decades (perhaps millennia under different names). He will address some of the core issues in both global governance as embodied in international water law and in the 260+transboundary water courses and aquifers that affect over 40% of the earth's land surface and well over half of the world's population. Waterbury maintains that the supply and demand for fresh water will come into dynamic balance. The question he asks is will the balance be the result of coordinated action and cooperative management by the stakeholders or thrust upon all of us by business as usual?
Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 1
Date/Time: 02/24/10 at 4:30 pm - 02/24/10 at 5:30 pm
Sponsor: Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), NOAA, GFDL, Civil & Environmental Engineering