Location

UNLV Foundation Building, Blasco Event Wing

Start Date

1-4-2011 9:15 AM

End Date

1-4-2011 10:30 AM

Description

Panel Discussion: U.S.-Canada Transboundary Perspectives

Energy/Security/Water Problem Confluence:

There remains a critical need to make the best use possible of indigenous
national resources
- Water in the Southwest
- Energy resources in the region and nation

International energy resource competition will require effective development and use of national resources
- Geothermal, solar, wind, coal, uranium

Changing climate can produce "winners" as well as "losers" — requires an
understanding of past climate events and the impact on cultures
- Northern countries may benefit: Canada, Russia
- Temperate countries may suffer due to loss of cropland and increase of
tropical diseases and exotic pests
- Winners and losers will also be driven by water (or lack thereof) — more severe storms, more persistent droughts, and wildfire

Exacerbate international tensions – Particularly issues of water availability: China, Middle East

Keywords

Climatic changes; Global warming; International relations; Power resources; Renewable energy sources; Water resources

Disciplines

Climate | Energy Policy | Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Policy | Fresh Water Studies | International Relations | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability | Water Resource Management

Language

English

Comments

Moderator: David Rudolph, University of Waterloo

Consists of 23 PowerPoint slides

 
Apr 1st, 9:15 AM Apr 1st, 10:30 AM

Panel discussion presentation: Thoughts on energy/water nexus – Energy technologies, California case

UNLV Foundation Building, Blasco Event Wing

Panel Discussion: U.S.-Canada Transboundary Perspectives

Energy/Security/Water Problem Confluence:

There remains a critical need to make the best use possible of indigenous
national resources
- Water in the Southwest
- Energy resources in the region and nation

International energy resource competition will require effective development and use of national resources
- Geothermal, solar, wind, coal, uranium

Changing climate can produce "winners" as well as "losers" — requires an
understanding of past climate events and the impact on cultures
- Northern countries may benefit: Canada, Russia
- Temperate countries may suffer due to loss of cropland and increase of
tropical diseases and exotic pests
- Winners and losers will also be driven by water (or lack thereof) — more severe storms, more persistent droughts, and wildfire

Exacerbate international tensions – Particularly issues of water availability: China, Middle East