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POSTPONED: Ambassador Ram Aviram, ‘The Impact of Technology on International Hydro-Diplomacy’
March 18, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The 21st century brings with it a growing challenge for international Hydro-Diplomacy while coping with the management of international water resources. However, the 21st century is also characterized by the use of technology in all spheres of life. Water-related technologies using AI, Big-Data Analytics and cutting-edge desalination technologies are changing the way we manage our water resources. While using Israel’s case study we will explore together how these technologies can change the trans-boundary water resources management and be at the service of Hydro-Diplomacy.
Retired Ambassdaor Aviram’s experience is based on over 35 years of multilateral and bilateral diplomacy, while serving in high-ranking positions at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as chief of staff of H.E. Shimon Peres and ambassador to Greece. His responsibilities included acting as the director of the Water and Environment Department, and head of Israel’s negotiating team on water issues within the framework of the multilateral peace processes. He participated in numerous international forums and multilateral negotiations on environment and water issues between Israel and its neighbors. He retired in 2006 and established BIT-Consultancy which provide hydro-diplomacy consulting services.
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