“Water as a Catalyst for Development, Peace and Security”By
American Standard Toilet Scientist Jim McHale reporting from World Water Week:
Jan Eliasson, President of the United Nations General Assembly 2005-2006, spoke on “Water as a Catalyst for Development, Peace and Security.”
While existing technologies offer significant conservation potential for developed countries, there was much discussion at World Water Week about impoverished nations and the estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide who lack basic levels of sanitation.
In addition, a majority of the 2,500 experts in attendance urged the world community to include water as part of global climate change negotiations. After all, it’s hard to overlook the ramifications of a resource that makes up two-thirds of the Earth’s surface.