Water: The Global Challenge of Our Future
International Forum - 23 March 2012
Can a world where exponential population growth and an insatiable demand for water be sustainable? The water crisis consumes more lives yearly than all the wars and AIDS related deaths combined, yet we hear precious little about it. With water scarcity starting to affect the developed world as well as its disproportionate impact on developing countries, how do we, as a global community, address this challenge for our collective future?
The Melody for Dialogue Among Civilizations Association, in conjunction with NYU’s Center for Global Affairs, spent a day examining the implications of this underreported crisis as part of its global series of conferences.