Water Diplomacy

Vermont proposes to support physical, human and cyberinfrastructure improvements in the state’s research infrastructure with a transdiciplinary research theme of adaptation to climate change that integrates the interactions of climate, environment, society and land use policy. The State EPSCoR...

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Vermont EPSCoR was awarded a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1, $20M award on June 1, 2016 for research on Lake Champlain Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE). The research will inform public policy and support economic and workforce development. Research questions examine...

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The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a program designed to fulfill the National Science Foundation's (NSF) mandate to promote scientific progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of...

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Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network (TWIN) is a network of grassroots organizations, academic & scientific institutions, and individuals sharing a vision of clean water for all. IEDS is a cofounding partner of Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network in 2018. This is our video for...

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Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network (TWIN) is a network of grassroots organizations, academic & scientific institutions, and individuals sharing a vision of Our mission is to strengthen and mobilize existing organizational networks that work locally, nationally and globally towards ‘...

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Ensuring everyone can access clean, safe, and drinkable water is an essential right. In the light of an increasingly complex world where global climatic patterns are shifting the distribution of water, environmental deterioration, and political instability all threaten people’s ability to access...

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Leveraging our location at an academic institution, IEDS is developing a series of learning modules on environmental diplomacy and security which can be used for academic credit towards a degree or for professional training. Our approach combines field education with online learning and short...

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IEDS fellow, Pamela Griffin is developing a detailed inventory of all Ramsar Convention wetland sites which cross jurisdictional boundaries. She will be prioritizing the wetlands in terms of their potential for instrumental use in conflict resolution. this project is also related to the IEDS...

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While considerable research has been undertaken on links between environmental decline and conflict, very little empirical research has occurred on the mechanisms by which environmental issues can galvanize cooperative behavior. This proposal seeks to empirically address the following research...

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The first international peace park idea involving an armed conflict between neighboring countries was in the Cordillera del Condor region between Ecuador and Peru.  This case deserves special recognition as it was the first formal effort in which conservation groups were actively involved...

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