Experts address global water challenge at conference

By on September 30, 2011

With water-related problems affecting half of humanity and hundreds of millions of people in developing countries without improved water sources, 20 high-profile experts on water use, the world economy, and urban and rural development traveled to the small town of Bellagio, Italy, for a three-day brainstorming session.

The conference, co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Global Water Program, which was founded in 2009, and the Rockefeller Foundation, addressed how best to accelerate safe water access for the poor through multiuse services. According to the press, the Rockefeller Foundation, not one to shy from a challenge, is considering developing a new philanthropic program focused on water access issues and approached Johns Hopkins to help formulate its thinking.

The program also has funds available for students to attend and present at meetings and conferences with a water theme.

Read the complete story at The JHU Gazette.

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