Tuesday, June 21, 2011

United Nations - Water For Life

As you may or may not be aware of, the United Nations is currently hosting a three day conference in Bonn, Germany. This Media Forum is designed to bring together members of the media and activists/experts on water management, while focusing on the basic human right to water and sanitation. As  outlined in previous blog posts, the issue of access to clean water is widespread and measures must be taken at every level of organization, from the international community on down to local volunteer organizations. This current conference is organized by various international organizations such as The UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) UN-Habitat, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). 

These groups are doing their part to combat the water crisis, but they are not alone. The most intriguing group dedicated to the cause is a novel panel of former world leaders that has come into existence just this past month. Members of the InterAction Council, who meet annually in Quebec, agreed to form a panel dedicated to fighting what Former President Bill Clinton called an "impending water crisis." This group, which features former leaders of state from Mexico, Japan, USA, Kenya, Austria, and more, is unique in that their prominence in the international political community should afford them more credibility and leverage in implementing initiatives.

Here at Pure Water Access Project, we continue to research effective, reliable, and affordable means of water filtration to implement in developing regions throughout the world. We will continue to update this blog frequently with out progress, as well as other relevant insights into the growing water crisis. 

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