Showing posts with label security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label security. Show all posts
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Will the next wars be fought over water? [Live Webcast]

Sunday, March 20, 2011


That would be the title of the upcoming discussion panel to be moderated by the former Canadian Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jean Chr├ętien. The discussion is a part of a larger event entitled  "The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue" , at the High-Level Expert Group meeting organized by the Inter Action Council of Former Heads of States and Government.

Prof. Patricia Wouters will represent the Dundee UNESCO Centre at the above InterAction Council High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) meeting. She will give a presentation at the discussion panel on the topic: Can the history of international co-operation over water continue? The complete list of the panel will be:

Will the next wars be fought over water?
  • Moderated by the Rt. Hon. Jean Chr├ętien
  • Dr. Fabrice Renaud—Conflicts and diplacement: Water as a hazard
  • Bob Sandford—Global pressures on water: Have we reached a tipping point?
  • Dr. Patricia Wouters—Can the history of international co-operation over water continue?
  • Moneef Zou’bi—Water in the Middle East: Source of conflict or co-operation?

Now for the more good news: You can join the discussion through the live webcast and ask questions to the panel members! Click here to sign up. The page will become live at the World Water Day, 22.3.11, commencing at 10:15 a.m. ET..


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Nanosensors and privacy question

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Another example why privacy would be futile to be preserved:

Co-Leader of QUT's Applied Optics Program Dr Dmitri Gramotnev said his research had discovered special metallic structures called plasmonic waveguides that could focus light into nanoscale regions, unachievable in conventional optics. These structures may allow detection and identification of extremely small amounts of substances, even separate molecules in the air. "This type of system could revolutionise airport security, air quality monitoring and forensic investigation," he said.

Welcome to to the naked society! Privacy would be expensive, only the rich may enjoy.