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 the solutions to the world water crisis.
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Unfurl a banner against privatized water and get a return flight home, compliments of the Turkish government. As water experts, activists, researchers and businesspeople convene for the third day of the 5th World Water Forum, protests and deportations dominate media coverage of the event. Simmering steadily for the past several years, the conversation around whether […]
For centuries women have been responsible for water use — not only in the home, but also in the fields. Yet few women participate in resource management. Across the world men still make a significant majority of the decisions when it comes to controlling water. This year, the world is ready to talk about why. […]
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Water 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 […]
For the first time in the history of the Global Risks Report, respondents ranked environmental factors as the top five risks that are most likely to occur.
Drought, water scarcity, climate change, extreme weather — these and other environmental factors are among the biggest risks to society and industry, says WEF.
Environmental change viewed as a leading cause of disruption.
Water crises and climate change worry business and political elite.
Water is connected to the world’s most severe problems.
Water rises on the world agenda.
The Global Rundown Worsening water stress was identified by the World Economic Forum as one of the top global trends to watch next year. Water stress has prompted Georgia to sue the U.S. government, while water stress in California is being exacerbated by illegal marijuana operations. Singapore’s smart water grid is reducing leaks and water […]