Oil of the 21st Century: On water.

The USAID Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), where I currently work as an analyst, is putting on a fantastic event in partnership with the UN Association of the USA’s Council of Organizations, and the National Capital Area chapter of the UN Association. The topic? “Oil of the 21st Century: Water and Its Global Impact.” Our charismatic project director, Koki, will be presenting along with a few other wonderful panelists.

Given the growing importance of climate change and the challenge of finding available clean, potable water for many people in the world, I’m looking forward to hearing the panel discussion. UN Water reports more than 1 in 6 people worldwide (around 894 million people) don’t have access to the necessary amount of clean water for basic living. Quite incredible for us to think about, when turning on the tap is so easy.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Program will start promptly at 5 pm and will include a reception.

United Nations Foundation: 1615 M Street, NW, 7th floor, Washington, DC


Dr. Koki Agarwal, Director, MCHIP

Darcey O’Callaghan, International Policy Director, Food and Water Watch

Dr. Winston Yu, Senior Water Resources Specialist, World Bank Group

Dr. Kellog Schwab, Director of the Global Water Program, Johns Hopkins University


*Please allow extra time for security at the UN Foundation. Photo ID required.

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