2019 Ripple Effect: The Water Crisis


This year’s conference topic will be Ripple Effect: The Water Crisis. Water is central to the wellbeing of people and the planet. The availability of safe water and adequate sanitation is changing worldwide. Without effective management of our water resources, we risk intensifying disputes between communities and increasing tensions among nations. The 2019 UNIS-UN conference will examine the role of water in relation to sustainability and geopolitics. We will investigate how growing demands, climate change, and increasing pollution are affecting water security. In addition, we will consider the political and economic implications of mass migration due to flooding and drought, innovative solutions in cleaning up the ocean, and the consequences of ice melts in the Arctic on trade and travel.

Working Paper 2019

Visiting Schools

Argetina Instituto Lange Ley
Australia Northern Beaches Christian School
Belgium European School Mol, European School of Brussels 3, European School Brussel 1
Bermuda Saltus Grammar School, Warwick Academy, Bermuda High School
Canada Upper York School
Chile Santiago College
China Shanghai Foreign Language School Affiliated To SISU, Shanghai No.1 Experimental School Affiliated To SISU
Finland Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Germany Berlin Brandenburg International School, Alfred-Wegener-Schule, Altes Kurfürstliches Gymnasium Bensheim
Japan Yokohama Shogyo High School, Yokohama Municipal Higashi High School, Haguro High School, Kagoshima Joho High School, Yamate Gakuin High School, Futaba Future School
Mexico Colegio Carol Baur Internacional
Netherlands Hervormd Lyceum Zuid
Norway Oslo Katedralskole
Puerto Rico Nuestra Escuela, Caribbean School
Republic of Korea Dong-il High School, Moon-il High School
Spain Frederic Mistral Tècnic Eulàlia, SEK Alborán International School
Switzerland Institut Florimont
USA French American International School, Richard Montgomery High School, Community School of Naples, Fox Lane High School, Charles O. Dickerson High School, Project Rousseau
United Kingdom Summerhill School, Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, Mulberry School for Girls, Teddington School