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Happy Dog Takes on the World: The World Water Crisis
May 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The United Nations considers universal access to clean water a basic human right, and an essential step towards improving living standards worldwide. Yet, more than one billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water, putting them at risk for waterborne diseases. Water is a local problem and is increasingly scarce in many areas of the globe. Climate change is exacerbating this crisis as severe, prolonged droughts that dry up water supplies in arid regions and heavy rains from extreme storms cause damaging sewage overflows. Moreover, water has long been a source of conflict in particularly in water-scarce regions.
David Christof, Run Around USA for Safe Drinking Water
Elizabeth Holst, Founder & CEO, SplashLink
Erin Huber, Executive Director, Drink Local, Drink Tap
The discussion will be moderated by WCPN Host/Producer Tony Ganzer. This world affairs discussion series is co-sponsored by The Cleveland Council on World Affairs, The City Club of Cleveland, and International Partners in Mission.
Location: The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, 44102