Water: Problems and Possibilities

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

A close-up photograph of waves
March 28, 2019

To mark World Water Day 2019, GW faculty and outside experts gathered to discuss one of today's great questions: the future of water in the 21st century. Hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs, the flagship interdisciplinary, intra-university conference analyzed water issues from multiple angles. From storm water, to conflict, to the use of art in water-related protest movements and beyond, scholars from disparate fields convened to tackle multiple water issues with the understanding that as water and waterways connect distant human populations, so too does water provide a thematic link between scholarly disciplines. For a deeper dive on these issues, discover move about participants Linda YarrBob OrttungDeepa OllapallyJanis Goodman, Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari, Luke WilsonMelissa KeeleyRumana RiffatMarcus King, and Winston Yu.