Competing demands for freshwater play out between sectors and regions within the same country, and between nations that vie for access to the water on which their entire economies—agriculture, energy, and industry—rely. This web page is the library for all content on water security by scholars across CSIS. The CSIS Project on Water Security web page present comprehensive policy solutions to the challenges water insecurity poses to U.S. geopolitical and economic interests, with a special focus on global food security, produced by the CSIS Global Food and Water Security Program. The Water and the Future of the Middle East project webpage houses the Middle East Program’s work to energize the policy environment around the issue of water insecurity in the region and provide constructive recommendations for necessary transformation.
Water security is a multifaceted challenge, made more complicated by climate change and the demands of a growing and urbanizing global population. Here, CSIS experts react to the most urgent threats to water security and offer insight into what more can be done.
Commentary by Caitlin Welsh Franck Gbaguidi Tanvi Nagpal Rod Schoonover and Sera Young — July 26, 2023
Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Caitlin Welsh — July 26, 2023
All Water Security Content
Blog Post by Natasha Hall — October 31, 2023
Critical Questions by David Michel — October 16, 2023
Brief by Benjamin Jensen Daniel F. Runde and Thomas Bryja — September 29, 2023
Podcast Episode by Natasha Hall and Leah Hickert — September 26, 2023
Event — September 19, 2023
Podcast Episode by Natasha Hall — September 19, 2023
Blog Post by Natasha Hall — September 19, 2023
Newsletter by Natasha Hall — September 13, 2023
Event — September 11, 2023
Podcast Episode by Daniel F. Runde — August 24, 2023