Water – A Brake on Economic Development?

13 August 2007 | News story

As a lubricant of development, water is a critical issue in arid and semi-arid regions. Water’s crucial role for achieving basic livelihood security through water supply, health, hygiene and food is complex. A vicious circle of water scarcity, poverty, lack of investments and concerted efforts has to be broken if further increases in poverty and environmental degradation are to be avoided.

Claudia Sadoff, Economic Water Advisor (IUCN/World Bank) will be giving a presentation entitled “The Dynamics of Water, Wealth and Poverty”. Please see below for a full overview of workshop presentations. For more information on discussion topics, please consult page 65 of the official World Water Week programme, download: www.worldwaterweek.org/Downloads/Final_Programme_07_web.pdf.

More information on this workshop will be made available shortly after its’ scheduled planning Thursday 16th August.

For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:

Claire Warmenbol, IUCN Water Programme Communications Officer, at the Stockholm World Water Week, Mobile: +41 79 404 1973, e-mail: claire.warmenbol@iucn.org; Web: www.iucn.org/water