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ENVS 637: GLOBAL WATER ISSUES— SPRING 2012
This course taught at UPenn by Stanley L Laskowski, PGWI president, uses the MDG targets as a central focus and provides an overview of water issues around the world. The goals of the course are to provide an understanding of the scope of the water-related problems, the causes of these problems, what is being done to address them, and how the students can become involved.
Research Opportunities for Students
Recommended General Readings & Reports
Other Readings and Reports
- Ned Breslin, the outspoken CEO of Water For People, is calling for transformative change in the water and sanitation sector, and he is starting with his own organization.
- Water Watch. National Geographic’s special web section on water issues, with fascinating descriptions from around the world, powerful photos, and a series of maps that puts things into perspective.
- For Her It’s the Big Issue: Putting Women at the Centre of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. UNICEF, Gender and Water Alliance, Norweigan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. 2006.
This 36-page publication emerges from a joint undertaking by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) to collect and analyse noteworthy examples that demonstrate the widespread impacts of women’s contributions to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions, worldwide.
- http://www.unwater.org/members.html for UN-Water organizations.
Background on Finance Issues
PGWI at the 2012 World Water Forum 6- Marseille, France
PGWI at the 2009 World Water Forum 5- Istanbul, Turkey
PGWI in India and Sri Lanka Jan 2011 for water project tours, meetings, and partnering.