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Experts From U.S., China, Australia To Speak at Wilson Center

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change threatens water supplies from Australia to California to China. But efforts to mitigate climate may have unintended effects on health and the environment. Next week at the Woodrow Wilson Center, six climate, water, and health experts will report on these issues, and more.

  • On June 15th at 3 p.m., geographer Jon Barnett of the University of Melbourne (Australia) and economist Michael Hanemann of the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss the water and climate challenges facing Australia and California -- and the steps that the public and private sectors are taking to confront them. RSVP/Live Webcast:
  • On June 16th at 3 p.m., Dr. Paul Epstein of Harvard Medical School will examine the potential unintended health and environmental consequences of alternative energy options, drawing on the analysis in his latest report, "Healthy Solutions for the Low Carbon Economy." Amanda Staudt of the National Wildlife Federation will begin by explaining climate change projections and discussing current adaptation and mitigation efforts. RSVP/Live Webcast:
  • On June 18th at 9 a.m., three experts will discuss China's severe water crises. Jon Barnett of the University of Melbourne will highlight the challenges facing the Yellow River, while Kristin McDonald of the China Rivers Project will discuss the ecosystem threats to the Yangtze River. Zhang Jingjing of the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims will discuss the Center's work representing victims of water pollution. RSVP:

Media planning to cover these events should contact Sharon McCarter at (202) 691-4016 or

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs.

Since 1994, the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program has explored the connections among environmental challenges and their links to conflict and security.

Since 1997, the Wilson Center's China Environment Forum has been active in creating programming and publications to encourage dialogue among U.S. and Chinese scholars, policymakers, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations on environmental and energy challenges in China.

    Sharon McCarter, Director of Outreach and Communications
    Phone: (202) 691-4016

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