Making science work for development

A thirsty world: making local action global

27 November 2015, 16.00 - 18.00
Overseas Development Institute and streamed online

Today, in many parts of the world, water is a scarce resource – and this is by no means a problem confined to low-income countries. The governor of California has imposed mandatory water restrictions as the state suffers its worst drought in 1,200 years. From farmers in Queensland, Australia to energy companies in Brazil, concerns about water - too little, too much, who gets what - have risen up the political agenda. Governments, businesses and communities want reliable supplies and protection from droughts and floods. They seek water security.