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Diplomacy Classroom: World Water Day

1:00 pm


This World Water Day, NMAD welcomed the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ Tess Ericson to Diplomacy Classroom. Tess helped us learn about some of the complexities of water issues.

Freshwater is vital for food production, energy security, economic development, and human consumption. As an essential resource, water scarcity requires diverse and innovative solutions. By examining domestic water issues in the United States, diplomats at the State Department can address global issues through programs such as the U.S. Global Water Strategy and Ambassador’s Water Expert Program.

Dive into freshwater through the timestamps:

  • What are the complexities of water issues? 13:33
  • What are some possible solutions to water issues? 16:18
  • How do we use domestic water issues to address international water issues? 22:21
  • What is the U.S. Global Water Strategy? 24:11

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