Water and Climate: Impacts on National Security
Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to national and regional security. Impacts of climate change include more frequent and intense drought, more frequent extreme weather events, extended heat waves, catastrophic wildfires, devastating flooding, and rising sea levels. Such impacts can exacerbate underlying political, social, and economic conditions, including affecting water supplies, energy security, infrastructure, fisheries, agriculture, and ecosystems. In turn, the global economy suffers, compounding the growing costs of preparing and restoring infrastructure. This live webinar will explore how water security and climate change impact regional and national security. The expert panel will share examples of water as a driver or multiplier of conflict and examine how recognizing water and climate links and building resilience can reduce these risks.