International Security & Foreign Policy

Water and U.S. National Security

Grant Year: 2017


Peter Engelke, Chuck Chaitovitz, and David Michel will lead an effort to develop a strategy to cope with the political stresses within societies and among countries over access to limited supplies of water. They will conduct interviews and workshops with key stakeholders; engage U.S. policymakers to help craft a presidential policy directive on water strategy; and develop a strategy and process to engage Asian powers on water issues related to the glaciers and watersheds in Central Asian mountain ranges that supply the rivers supporting 3 billion people. The project’s findings will be presented in a draft directive and a series of research papers

Atlantic Council International Security & Foreign Policy

$100,000