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IBES director unites with UNESCO, fellow scholars to address global water challenges

Amanda Lynch, director of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, explains why she became a founding signatory of the Geneva Actions on Human Water Security, formalized last week in Switzerland.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Every year, more than a million people die due to a lack of clean water. Most of the world’s rivers are not suitable for direct human use. Management of water resources is ineffective and inequitable. And polluted waters take a major toll on life on Earth.  In short, we face a global water problem.  That’s according to a group of 54 scientists and scholars from around the world, who last week signed a declaration, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), aimed at helping assure water security for world’s entire population...

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