Is it possible to predict conflict? That’s what the Water, Peace and Security Partnership’s machine learning early warning tool sets out to do. Four times a year the predictions are analyzed and turned into a quarterly report.
In this third WPS quarterly report episode, the WRI’s Big Ideas Into Action podcast looks at the water stresses facing Iraq, from water shortages to water quality, and hear why they’re undermining governance in the south of the country.
The interviewee is Laura Birkman, head of the Climate and Security Program at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, and the producer and presenter is Nicholas Walton of WRI.
“Big Ideas Into Action” is the relaunched podcast from the World Resources Institute, bringing you the big ideas that combat the world’s most pressing environmental and developmental challenges. You’ll hear the voices of those meeting the challenges on the ground across the globe and find out about the way we’re finding the answers and translating them into action.