The effects of global water scarcity extend beyond the possibility of drought, spilling into cross-border conflict, global trade issues, and human insecurity. What can we do to address these issues now and create a water abundant future?
The mission of the Global Water Scarcity Project is to build the capacity of policymakers to anticipate, prevent, and resolve transboundary water disputes. We do this through collaborating with key partners, such as Isla Urbana, a water harvesting social enterprise in Mexico City. We are also working with the California State Assembly Speaker’s Office and Stanford Law School’s Gould Center for Conflict Resolution to create applied learning opportunities and simulations for policymakers and the public.
Here in California—where government, the private sector, agriculture, conservationists, and individuals all have deep experience of drought and water disputes—the region is poised to lead the charge.