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.
Launch of new WRI report, Thirsting for Justice: Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia and Thailand
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 9:00-10:30am CEST
City Conference Centre, Room NL 353
• 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