Water is the lifeblood of the planet. Even the United Nations acknowledges access to water as a human right – requisite to addressing all other human rights issues. As a fundamental element to life and so many aspects of society, ensuring an adequate supply and quality of water is critical to global security, human and economic development, and sustained ecosystem services.
CLiGS is exploring and advancing strategies and interventions different stakeholders are deploying to manage water resources at all scales. From transboundary resource management and governance strategies; to supply chain and production system reconfigurations; to the greening and expansion of water, wastewater, and drinking water infrastructure systems; to regulation, voluntary standards, and public-private partnerships, CLiGS is interested in how these practices and strategies are designed, negotiated, coordinated, and implemented to affect the sustainability of water resources for human, economic, and environmental health and wellbeing.
- XMNR International Residency 2012-2013 assessed the feasibility of developing a watershed management simulation tool and game for Erhai Basin in Dali Prefecture
- XMNR Forest to Faucet green infrastructure projects
- XMNR Mekong River negotiation simulation “game”
- XMNR Class of 2015 – Potomac Watershed Partnership (PWP) learning module and projects
- Members of the US Water Partnership and Global Water Partnership
- Participated in academy & private-sector advisory sessions of the Nexus 2014 Conference