Water: Too wicked to govern?
by China Water Risk 16 July, 2018
The world is not on track to reach the Sustainable Development Goal on clean water & sanitation, is water too wicked to govern? Hear 8 wicked water quality challenges from eight water experts, including pharmaceutical contaminants and building trust on reuse. The wickedness doesn’t end there. Water conflicts within countries are increasingly prevalent and have industrial and even transboundary implications. Hear more in our interview with Moore from the World Bank. Also, catch up on the latest challenges in achieving rural water security in China in our reflections from the China Europe Water Platform workshop. Meanwhile, there are hopes that the rulebook for the Paris Agreement will be adopted this year. Does the US’ withdrawal from the Agreement impact this? We sat down with Professor Bodansky from Arizona State University to find out. The good news among this wickedness is that the solutions are already here. Indeed, Moore from the World Bank reminds us that we have the tech and that we need to readjust our political & ethical will. Meanwhile, four years on, Aquatech China and the Industrial Water Leaders Forum are bigger than ever and show an understanding of holistic solutions. See our takeaways for more. So, it seems the real problem is not quality or scarcity but having water at the right time and place. Governance is therefore key; policymakers take note.
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