Environmental Film Festival

Global Water Challenges (Panel Discussion)

Date: 3/22/08 4:00 pm

Venue: Carnegie Institution of Washington

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World Water Day Tribute

Panel Discussion: Global Water Challenges

A panel of experts will address the challenges faced by one-third of the world’s population involving global safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Diseases, primarily diarrhea, associated with unsafe drinking water and inadequate sanitation, kill five times as many children in developing countries as does HIV/AIDS and twice as many children as malaria. These deaths are almost entirely preventable by ensuring that communities get safe, affordable and sustainable access to drinking water and improved sanitation facilities.

Panelists:

  • David Douglas, President, Water Advocates and Water Lines

  • Melanie Nakagawa, Head of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Global Safe Water Project

  • Tanvi Nagpal, Director of Water and Sanitation Initiatives, Global Water Challenge

  • John Oldfield, Director of Partnership Development, Water Advocates

  • Mark Van Putten, Founder and President of ConservationStrategy, Past President of National Wildlife Federation

Shown as part of the day-long World Water Day Tribute. Welcome by Peter O’Brien, Managing Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Opening remarks by Guest Curator Linda Lilienfeld, followed by: AGUAS CON EL AGUA; UMBRELLA; WATER FIRST; TIROL – LAND OF WATER; THE STAVE WEIR IN LUCERNE; RIVERGLASS; VILLAGE OF DUST, CITY OF WATER; and SWITCH-OFF. The World Water Day Tribute will continue with the panel discussion "Global Water Challenges," and the film finale FLOW: FOR THE LOVE OF WATER.

To learn more about Water Advocates, please visit http://www.wateradvocates.org.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations needed.

Carnegie Institution of Washington, Elihu Root Auditorium

1530 P St., NW

(METRO: Dupont Circle, Q St. exit)


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