Posts tagged with Earth Systems and Environmental Issues

Security in Yemen: Thinking Beyond Terrorism

• Yemen faces severe water shortages within the next decade • access to water resources is already a critical security matter in Yemen • to prevent large-scale resource conflict innovative water provision and management solutions are necessary Last week in Sana’a a British diplomatic convoy was attacked by Al Qaeda militants armed with an RPG. […]

Monitor, Manage & Share: Addressing Environmental Research Needs in Yemen

Over the past three weeks in Sana’a, rain has fallen nearly every day.  So much so that the primary drainage canal for the Old City (the Salia)—normally a roadway—has run with feet of water on multiple occasions. See  the Salia running with water in this FAS Youtube video.   It is an arid city, but […]

FAS confronts global earth and environmental systems challenges

29 July 2010 The Earth Systems Program at the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) was developed to seek solutions to environment and resource security challenges by developing and promoting sustainable, scientifically sound, and transparent policies, practices, and technological developments. To meet this goal the Earth Systems Program works in the following  areas: Transparency. Improve dialogue […]