Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Water and Security / National Intelligence Council

Hope you can all join me at this event about water/security/national intelligence. In Washington DC, but will be webcast:

Global Water Security:
The Intelligence Community Assessment
While wars over water are unlikely within the next 10 years, water challenges – shortages, poor water quality, floods – will likely increase the risk of instability and state failure, exacerbate regional tensions, and distract countries from working with the United States on important policy objectives, according to an assessment prepared by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). The recently-released Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) “Global Water Security,” was prepared by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence at the request of the Department of State. The ICA also notes that, as a consequence of water challenges globally, the demand for U.S. assistance and expertise will increase providing the U.S. with opportunities for leadership and forestalling other actors from achieving the same influence at U.S. expense.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor, Joseph H. and Claire Flom Auditorium

The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center series provides a safe political space for deep dialogue and informed discussion of the most significant problems and challenges facing the nation and the world. This session is done in collaboration with the Department of State and the National Intelligence Council.

To RSVP acceptance or to receive further information, send an email to Lauren Herzer at
Lauren (dot) herzer (at) wilsoncenter (dot) org. Please provide your name and professional affiliation.