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Michael Renner

is a Senior Researcher at the Washington, DC-based Worldwatch Institute. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Institute for Environmental Security, The Hague/Brussels. Since 2008, he has been a part-time instructor with the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Since joining Worldwatch in 1987, his work has focused on linkages between environment, resources, and conflict; post-disaster peacemaking; and employment and environment. Born and raised in Germany, he received a Master's degree in international relations from the University of Amsterdam.

Research areas:  Asia

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Water and energy dynamics in the Greater Himalayan region: opportunities for environmental peacebuilding
By IRRI images under a Creative Commons licence Michael Renner 21 September 2011
The water crisis in the Greater Himalayas constitutes an enormous challenge for the region and a growing, if still under-reported, concern in the West. Elements of the crisis include floods and droughts, unpredictable changes in the timing of water flows, hydropower rivalries and persistently unsafe drinking water. Population growth, u... more  
Water challenges in Central-South Asia
publication Michael Renner 16 December 2009
Climate change will increasingly exacerbate water scarcity in Central-South Asia, while unsafe water is a leading cause of death in Pakistan and Afghanistan. more  

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