The Environment

A Silent Tsunami: The Urgent Need for Clean Water and Sanitation

February 19, 2009  • Institute Contributor

The 2005 dialogue sponsored by the Aspen Institute Program on Energy, the Environment, and the Economy and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, provides an initial set of recommendations on this challenge for governments, businesses, and other organizations. Co-chairs William K. Reilly and Harriett C. Babbitt highlighted the urgency of the challenge and the array of public and private initiatives to tackle it. A letter from the co-chairs to the organizers of the March, 2006, Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City is also included.

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