St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford
April 16-18, 2012

The University of Oxford announces the agenda-setting conference:
Water Security, Risk and Society.

The link for more information and to submit your abstract is available here:

Places are limited and the closing date for abstract submission is 18
November 2011.

This symposium will convene leading scientists and members of industry and
government to advance the water security agenda and build partnerships
across theory, policy and practice.

Keynote speakers will include: Dr Don Blackmore (Member of the Order of
Australia, Former CEO of the Murray Darling Basin Commission), Professor
David Grey (University of Oxford), Professor Jerson Kelman (CEO, Light S.A.
Brazil), Professor Mike Muller (Commissioner, National Planning Commission
of South Africa; University of Witwatersrand), Dr Letitia Obeng (Chair,
Global Water Partnership), Professor Charles Vörösmarty (University of New

A series of panel sessions and presentations, including the open call for
papers, will examine the following themes.

Theme 1: Defining and measuring water security

• Sources of water security;
• Metrics of water security;
• Development impacts of water security;
• Current state of water security around the world.

Theme 2: Pathways to water security

• Managing risk and variability;
• Policy and institutional responses;
• Infrastructure, incentives and financial instruments;
• Information and technology;
• An agenda and timelines for action

Please see our website for further information on the conference.

Apologies for cross-posting.  Please circulate widely.

This message was forwarded from the World Wide Water Commons group.


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