World Affairs Discussion Luncheon on U.S. Potential Role in International Clean Water

Topic – Water For The World: How Can Americans Reduce The Global Casualty Toll From Unsafe Drinking Water?

Speaker: David Douglas

Location: Courtyard Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Rd.

NOTE change of location for this event.

Cost: $26 CIR Members

$32 Non-members & Guests

Diseases caused by inadequate water and sanitation remain the world’s leading public health problem, killing more children than AIDS, malaria and TB combined.  One billion people still lack safe water and 2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation. In recent years Americans convinced their Congress, State Department and USAID to increase funding for affordable water access in countries of great need.  Yet much more needs to be done.  The sustainability of all U.N. Millennium Development Goals hinge on water and sanitation.  This talk will explore what Americans can do to extend safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

David Douglas led from 2005 to 2010 the Washington D.C.-based Water Advocates, the U.S.’s first full-time advocacy organization for international clean water.  He has written extensively on the issue of international drinking water and sanitation, and has headed for twenty five years the Santa Fe-based nonprofit Waterlines, which has provided funding and technical expertise for over 700 drinking water projects in rural communities in developing countries.

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