On April 13, 2017 Dyson College presented the greatly anticipated Summit on Resilience: Water Cooperation and Conflict conference. The day-long conference brought together the best and brightest of Pace University faculty and other luminaries to discuss innovative solutions for the protection and sharing of the Earth’s most precious and finite resource, water.
Presented by Dyson College and the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment (DCISE), this was the third in a biannual conference series about resiliency. The conference was held on the on New York City campus, free and open to the public.
This year’s keynote speaker was the water scientist Peter Gleick. Gleick is renowned for his analysis of the impact of climate change upon the Earth’s water resources and for writing policies defining the human right to water. He is the president of the Pacific Institute, a global water think tank, and a 2003 MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient.
In addition to his keynote address on the global human right to water, water-conflict and and climate change, he also served as the first Dyson College Institute for Sustainablility and the Environment’s Scholar in Residence. In this role, he held talks and seminars for students and faculty on solutions to national and global water conflicts, and contributed to the formulation of a water education program at Pace University.