The World’s Water Crisis: Can We Afford to Ignore It?

Professor Carma Hinton organized a panel of international experts to address the world’s water crisis during GMU’s International and Earth Week. The panelists reported on increasing water shortages around the world. They discussed how these shortages will affect all of us, and what can be done to avert the impending disaster.

The panelists:

Dai Qing is a renowned author and journalist who is an outspoken critic of the Three Gorges Dam in China. She has been imprisoned and harassed by Chinese authorities, yet she remains in Beijing to fight for freedom of the press and government accountability.

http://journal.probeinternational.org/three-gorges-probe/dai-qing/dai-qings-biography/

Patricia Adams is an economist and the Executive Director of Probe International, an NGO based in Canada. She co-founded the International Rivers Network and the World Rainforest Movement. She has also chaired the Nairobi-based Environment Liaison Centre. http://journal.probeinternational.org/about/staff/

Abby Rockefeller is founder and president of RILES, a non-profit organization that promotes non-depleting and non-polluting technologies for sustainable development, and Clivus Multrum, Inc., a company which has provided a compost toilet technology to some of the worlds most advanced green buildings. http://www.riles.org/ http://www.clivusmultrum.com/

The event took place on April 18th and was cosponsored by The Provost’s Office, Office for Global Strategies, Office of Sustainability, Honors College, and the Department of History and Art History.

"The World's Water Crisis: Can We Afford to Ignore It?" panel discussion sponsored by the Provost's Office, Office for Global Strategies, Office of Sustainability, The Honors College, and the Department of History and Art History. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University.