The rivers that flow from the Himalayas—including the Mekong, Indus, Brahmaputra, Yellow, and Yangtze— play critical roles in meeting the energy, water, and food security needs of hundreds of millions of people across Asia. These countries depend on these shared water resources for future growth and prosperity— but the long-term viability of current plans for developing vital sectors is coming under question. Climate change, growing populations, expanding economies, and ongoing migration and urbanization already place significant pressures on policymakers striving to meet their societies’ rising food, water, and energy needs. On Earth Day 2015, the Stimson Center examined the current situation, present projections, emerging challenges, and potential responses for countries in the region endeavoring to ensure food, water, and energy security in the face of these growing challenges.
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What: An engaging discussion on the current food-water-energy nexus challenges in Asia and the expected climate change impacts and implications for regional resource management and security.
Brian Richter, Chief Scientist for the Global Water Program, The Nature Conservancy
Richard Cronin, Director of the Southeast Asia Program, the Stimson Center
David Michel, Director of the Environmental Security Program, the Stimson Center