Originally from Turkmenistan, Jahan Taganova is a water diplomat working at the intersection of global development and public policy. Jahan graduated with a joint MS in Water Cooperation and Diplomacy between the world-renowned IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, UN Mandated University for Peace, and Oregon State University. Jahan’s research interests include water governance, integrated water resources management and climate justice.
University of North Texas
Nathan Hutson is an assistant professor of urban planning at the University of North Texas. His specialization is in economic development coordination in Eurasia. He is a former member of the TRB Marine Environment Committee and holds a PhD in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Southern California.
Several of the littoral states of the Caspian face a severe water crisis and have turned to desalination of the Caspian sea as a potential solution. While desalination may address a pressing need, it will also cause potentially severe impacts to the sea's ecology including its salinity and water level. Desalination occurs in the context of a pre-existing pattern of water loss. This webinar discusses potential policies that could be adopted to mitigate the impact of the looming threat of desalination on the sea's long-term survival.
- Understand the ecological threats currently faced by the Caspian.
- Evaluate existing and proposed efforts to mitigate damage.
- Understand the geopolitical context and its role in governance solutions.
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