Water is the most basic necessity for life. Yet, access to safe drinking water affects almost half of the world’s population, particularly those in developing countries. According to the United Nations, more people die every year from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war. By placing an emphasis on better management of water resources, as well as sanitation and hygiene, this panel will consider the important improvements needed in order promote better access to safe drinking water; the role of technology and governments in water management and infrastructure; and the importance of water safety in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
- John Oldfield, CEO, WASH Advocates (USA)
- Gidon Bromberg, Director, Friends of the Earth Middle East (Israel)
- Anders Jägerskog, Associate Professor & Director of Knowledge Services, Stockholm International Water Institute (Sweden)
- Ebele Okeke, Water and Sanitation Hygiene Ambassador for Nigeria (Nigeria)
- K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (India)
- Scott Rickards, President, CEO, & Co-Founder, Waterfund LLC (USA)