NEW YORK and GENEVA — (March 2012) The World Economic Forum‘s Network of Global Agenda Councils and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) called on global leaders, particularly organizers of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development scheduled for June 2012, to integrate population in research, discussion and debate at the intersection of water, food and [...]
Levels of cadmium, a carcinogen, measured 20 percent higher than the official limit in China’s Longjiang River, Xinhua reported. The pollution, which may have been caused by mining, spurred a rush to buy bottled water amid fears of drinking water contamination. Weather Extremes Floods killed 6 people in Fiji and displaced 3,500 following heavy rains, [...]
The European Commission will give Pakistan additional $8.96 million for emergency relief efforts in the flood-stricken Sindh Province, the South Asian News Agency reported. A second successive year of flooding is affecting more than 5.4 million people in Pakistan and has so far displaced more than 1.8 million. More and more regions around the world [...]
J. Carl Ganter is director of Circle of Blue, a global water research organization at the heart of the Great Lakes. TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The World Economic Forum, the Geneva-based organization best known for convening global leaders through its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, has appointed J. Carl Ganter, co-founder and director for Circle of [...]
Circle of Blue mentioned in Reuters World Economic Forum Davos Notebook: Davos 2011: More People, Fewer Resources, Big Risk. Water The situation in Yemen provides a perfect illustration of the growing problem countries face when it comes to fresh water supplies. Yemen’s population is increasing – exploding really. Currently at 23 million, it’s forecast to [...]
By: J. Carl Ganter, Co-Founder and Director Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008
BBC presenter Nik Gowing moderates the closing session of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Summit in Dubai November 9. Photo by Dana Smillie/WEF DUBAI — It’s no news that our house is on fire. And what room isn’t burning? Financial systems, climate, environment, water, energy, media — they’re all melting. The alarms keep coming [...]
“One of the problems that we face is that climate change is on the ascendant, and people are not always making the links to water as they perhaps should. I think that’s coming and over the next two to three years water will progressively build into a really central component of the Davos agenda.” — [...]
Margaret Catley-Carlson is chairperson of Global Water Partnership, a working partnership among formed in 1996 by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. From the U.N. Global Compact to what you can do, Catley-Carlson talks all things water at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
John Elkington, founder and chief entrepreneur of SustainAbility, the London-based think tank, and co-author, The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets that Change the World. Elkington puts water into the business context at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
By: J. Carl Ganter, Co-Founder and Director Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008
John Elkington, founder and chief entrepreneur of SustainAbility, the London-based think tank, and co-author, The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets that Change the World. Elkington puts water into the business context at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.