Nature Knows No Borders: Advancing Peace in the Middle East through Cross-border Environmental Research, Clive Lipchin Public Lecture

Date & Time October 30, 2013 7:00pm
Barnum 104

Clive Lipchin is the Director of the Center for Transboundary Water Management at the Arava Institute. He joined the faculty of the Arava Institute in 2003 and teaches a multidisciplinary course on water management in the Middle East.  He oversees research projects, workshops and conferences that focus on transboundary water and environmental problems facing Israel, Jordan and Palestine. His specialty is in water resources management and policy.   Currently, he is coordinating the TransBasin—Transboundary Water Basin Management Project, a project funded by the International Research Staff Exchange Scheme of the European Union. This project brings together researchers from Europe and the Middle East to study conflict and cooperation in river basin management and to identify the principles and mechanisms that both promote and hinder cooperation in river basins in Europe and the Middle East. He is also coordinating a USAID funded project on mitigating transboundary wastewater conflicts between Israel and Palestine and is conducting research on solar powered desalination of brackish groundwater in the Gaza Strip.