Water Security, Risk and Society
April 16-18th, 2012
University of Oxford, St. Hugh’s College
Conference program | Registration information | Registration deadline: Friday, February 17th 2012
Water security is a defining challenge for society in the 21st century. The ancient struggle to cope with water access and shocks is now magnified by global change to societies, economies and climate at multiple scales. The international conference on Water Security, Risk and Society will convene many of the world’s thought leaders from science, policy and enterprise to understand the status of and pathways to water security at multiple scales. The conference offers a platform for 200 academics, policymakers and business leaders to respond to society’s pressing water security challenges by (i) taking stock of the evidence base informing policy choices and strategic business decisions; and (ii) establishing investment priorities for science-policy-enterprise partnerships. The conference fosters exchange across developed and developing countries and regions, seeking to identify and elucidate global interdependencies between different socio-economic and cultural contexts.