This week, thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations from around the world are gathering in Stockholm for World Water Week. The theme, Water for Development, reflects water’s prominence on the global development agenda.
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As we mark World Water Week (August 23 to 28, 2015) to discuss the world’s water issues, we are faced with a few facts: technology has advanced to a point where there are more mobile devices than humans, yet 750 million people (roughly 1 in 9 people) lack access to safe water.
“An estimated 663 million people drink water from unimproved sources, and millions more drink contaminated water from improved sources.”
Dr. Peter A. Singer is Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada. Dr. Steven Buchsbaum is Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Global Health Program of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. David Ferguson is Director, Center for Development Innovation, USAID. Did you ever have the feeling you know two friends who would be perfect together? […]