Jennifer Turner and Heather Cooley -
Global Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States
April 11th, 2013 - Jennifer Turner and Heather Cooley
This panel discussion highlighted the oft-overlooked energy-water-food choke points that the United States and China are facing and stimulate discussion on opportunities for collaboration to address them.
Jennifer Turner is the director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center and is currently focusing on U.S.-China energy and climate cooperation, the impact of energy development on water resources in China, environmental governance in China, and pollution challenges in Lake Tai.
Heather Cooley is Co-Director of the Pacific Institute’s Water Program and conducts and oversees research on an array of water issues, such as the connections between water and energy, sustainable water use and management, and the hydrologic impacts of climate change. Cooley has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Award for Outstanding Achievement and her work was recognized when the Pacific Institute received the first U.S. Water Prize in 2011.
This special Jackson/Ho China Forum was co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.