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ADVISORY: New WRI Analysis Reveals Asia’s Poorest People Don’t Know if Their Water is Safe

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN —Industrial facilities release upwards of 400 million tons of toxic pollutants into the world’s waters each year. For many of Asia’s poorest communities who depend on local waterways for drinking, bathing, farming and fishing, they need to know whether their water is polluted or dangerously toxic.

At a World Water Week Showcase event on August 30, WRI will release Thirsting for Justice: Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand. The new report uncovers why people in many Asian countries are still feeling the effects of dangerously polluted water despite strong “right to know” laws, and what can be done to fix it.

At the launch event, authors Carole Excell and Elizabeth Moses will share the report’s findings for the first time and join global experts for a broader dialogue on the link between transparency and access to clean water.

WHAT

Launch of new WRI report, Thirsting for Justice: Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand

WHEN

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 9:00-10:30am CEST

WHERE

World Water Week 2017

City Conference Centre, Room NL 353

Drottninggatan 71b

Stockholm, Sweden

WHO

Carole Excell, Acting Director, Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute, co-author

Elizabeth Moses, Research Analyst II, Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute, co-author

Delphine Clavreul, Policy Analyst, Water Governance Programme, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Lotte Feuerstein, Regional and Programme Coordinator – Tools and Methodologies, East Africa, Water Integrity Network

Nick Hepworth, Director, Water Witness International

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