Ben Braga, the president of the International Committee for the 6th World Water Forum and the vice president of the World Water Council, talks with Circle of Blue about the Forum next week, the Rio+20 Summit in June, and solutions to the world water crisis.
Less than a week before the French city of Marseille hosts the 6th World Water Forum (March 12-17) — the triennial global convening of water professionals, politicians, business leaders, international organizations, scientists, and the public to tackle all things water — the United Nations announced that the international target to halve the number of people without access to safe drinking water has been met ahead of the 2015 deadline. But the U.N. tempered the news with a warning that meeting the Millennium Development Goals on sanitation is largely offtrack.
Circle of Blue spoke with Ben Braga about the upcoming 6th World Water Forum, which vows to be the global convening for solutions and commitments.
, a Bulgaria native, is a Chicago-based reporter for Circle of Blue. She co-writes The Stream, a daily digest of international water news trends.
Interests: Europe, China, Environmental Policy, International Security.