Environmental Planning, Prevention And Disaster Response In The Arabian Gulf

  • September 15, 2002
  • Dr Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard

Environmental problems exacerbated by natural or man-made events can contribute to regional instability and conflict. Such environmental security related disasters hinder economic progress, displace populations, and facilitate the growth of undesirable elements and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Using these identified concerns as focus points, the Qatari Armed Forces and the USCENTCOM, with assistance from the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment (DUSD (I&E)), the National Defense University's Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA), and the U.S. Army War College Center for Strategic Leadership (USAWC/CSL) conducted the second GCC-U.S. Environmental Security Conference, Environmental Planning, Prevention And Disaster Response In The Arabian Gulf, September 15-18, 2002 in Doha, Qatar.