http://www.weforum.org/31.10.2008Resource Flashpoints: Managing Water and Energy SecuritySudden scarcities in energy and water have challenged governments from diverse regions, such as Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, to quickly adopt new strategies to avoid a cycle of increasing tension and potential conflict over access to critical resources. 1) Is access to energy and water resources a zero-sum national issue, or are there regional win-win solutions? 2) What frameworks or institutions should governments put in place to coordinate policy over energy and water scarcity?3) What can Turkey and other regional players offer in terms of leadership to assure these flashpoints do not lead to conflict?4) How might private enterprise and technology contribute to mitigating solutions?Nazim Ekren, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Economic Affairs of TurkeyJay Johnson, Managing Director, Chevron Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Exploration and Production Company, Eurasia SBU, KazakhstanEthan B. Kapstein, Paul Dubrule Professor of Sustainable Development, INSEAD, FranceYerbol Orynbayev, Deputy Prime Minister of KazakhstanWaldemar Pawlak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of PolandModerated byVictor Halberstadt, Professor of Public Economics, Leiden University, Netherlands
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