Water and the Media at the World Water Forum

MEXICO CITY, MexicoWater and the Media was a World Water Forum panel discussion this morning hosted by the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Water Council.

I was one of three panel members for the session that focused on the challenges of reporting on local and global water issues. Tim Cullen, former chief spokesman for the World Bank and current manager of the Asian Development Bank’s water awareness program, moderated the well-attended session.

Most striking were comments from the audience about the lack of resources — even the lack of editors’ interest — in this critical global issue that touches everyone. From my perspective on the front lines, it’s the Big Story.

–J. Carl Ganter
Circle of Blue director

J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original frontline reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy.

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