Water and poverty are often inextricably linked. Even as we approach the second quarter of the 21st century, at least half the global population do not receive water which is either not safe to drink or perceived to be unsafe. In terms of wastewater management, only about 12-15% of people in developing countries have access to proper wastewater management. Even in the world’s most advanced country, the USA, at least two million people do not have access to running water or indoor plumbing. Native American homes are 19 times more likely than white homes to lack indoor plumbing. Black and Latino’s households are twice as likely. From Australia to Canada, and Brazil to India, indigenous people do not have access to indoor water supply or wastewater management. The Webinar will discuss water justice on a global basis and what can be done about it.
The webinar will be moderated by Professor Cecilia Tortajada of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. Professor Fabrice Renaud, Head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of the Dumfries Campus at the University of Glasgow, will introduce the webinar. The panel members will be Professor Quentin Grafton, Professor Anne Poelina Nyikina Warrwa, and Professor Asit K. Biswas. Closing remarks will be provided by Professor Graeme Roy, Dean of External Engagement in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow.