Book The Battle for Water
The Diplomatic Council has published the book “Battle for water”. Meticulous and months-long researches have been carried out to finalize this book. It includes all vital information about our precious asset water, the global conflicts and wars over water, suggestions on how to mitigate or even end these conflicts and wars, advice and tips how to safe water, etc.
The author of this book is touring in Germany to present this book and give lectures on this topic. The focus of this book: in earlier times, wars have been fought over oil but in future, wars will be fought over water because within the next years/decades water will be an even more scarce commodity due to the climate change. It takes joint forces on a global scale in order to prevent these upcoming wars. Water scarcity is not only responsible for wars between states and continents but it also takes away the basis of life for humans and animals, it causes hunger and leads to displacements and streams of refugees.
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Book The Battle for Water
Why Water is a vital prerequisite for global peace and stability?
Speaker: Claude Piel, author of the book „The Battle for Water: The Challenge of the 21st Century“
Water is the basis of all life. Although a good 70 percent of our blue planet is covered by water, only three percent of it is drinkable freshwater, of which only a third is usable by humans. Since the 1960s, global water consumption has doubled, but resources have not grown with it. Some two billion people around the world already lack regular access to clean water. Global warming caused by climate change and the simultaneous growth of the world’s population will lead to a dramatic worsening of the situation. Water will become an increasingly scarce resource in the future: A quarter of the world’s population is threatened by acute water shortages. In addition, agriculture cannot exist without water, which means that famine is imminent. “Water stress” is a cause of hunger, conflicts and migration. Claude Piel, international moderator, journalist and book author, precisely analyzes what it means for us if we do not succeed in solving the “water problem”. At the same time, she shows ways how a worldwide water supply can be ensured in the future.
This event was a side event to the UN 2023 Water Conference (UN Headquarters March 22-24)
Thinking 5.0 - Peace and War
Coauthor of the boo: Thinkin 5.0
Eight authors, all members of the Diplomatic Council, a global think tank that advises the United Nations, jointly sketch out our future. In an exciting narrative, an overall picture emerges with the most important trends up to the year 2030 and beyond. Excerpts from the range of topics: Lessons from Corona, the power struggle between China and the USA, the danger of a third world war, the power and impotence of the United Nations, from environmental protection to bio-catastrophe, the return of nuclear energy, digital disruption ahead, cyber war – attack of the hackers, the departure into space, the opportunities and risks of genetic engineering, privacy vs. Big Brother, cyborgs and humanoids, the struggle to balance security and freedom, the end of the mantra of the eternal growth of the economy, interim managers as the leaders of the future, abolition of cash, the role of cryptocurrencies in the future financial system, what course must Europe set in order to have a future? “We don’t want to take the thinking out of the hands of the readership, but quite the opposite, we want to encourage it,” the authors Andreas Dripke, Hang Nguyen, Claude Piel, Detlef Schmuck, Dr Harald Schönfeld, Stephanie Stoerk, Helmut von Siedmogrodzki and Dr Horst Walther agree.
- ISBN-10 : 394781836X
- ISBN-13 : 978-3947818365
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Non fiction - Thinking 4.0 - A World in Transition
Contribution to the book: Thinking 4.0 – The World in Transition: What the brightest minds of a global think tank think about our future.
This work is about digitalisation, data protection, smart cities, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, electromobility, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, the blessings of chemistry, populism, responsible corporate governance, developments in the financial markets, free world trade, corporate social responsibility, combating money laundering, corruption and child abuse, human rights, sustainability, diversity, social entrepreneurship, social media and journalism, happiness, trust, justice, war and peace, the role of the United Nations – the authors take a knowledgeable stand on every topic of concern. They not only analyse the current situation, but also develop constructive proposals for the future. The spectrum ranges from the Code for Public Communication in the Age of “Fake News” to pleas for free trade and a fair financial system to the Global Digital Agenda 2030.
DC Publishing, June 2018
- ISBN-10 : 3947818009
- ISBN-13 : 978-3947818006