Watermark (Pt. 2)

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    The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, how it is valued, and how (and to whom) it is allocated. In this second episode of a multi-part series on water, host Peter Neill will suggest that in order to understand how to value the water cycle and how it works in a time of climate change and unrestricted use, we will need to define new strategies for measurement and management.

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Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. A selection of episodes is now available in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Swahili, and Mandarin, enabling us to reach 75% of the world's population. For more information, visit WorldOceanObservatory.org/world-ocean-radio-global.

Resource from this Episode:

< Measuring Water Use in a Green Economy, UNEP 2012. Lead author: Jacqueline McGlade [PDF]

Pictured: Singapore, challenged by the consumption requirements of its 4.4 million inhabitants, has reached a level of success due to a public utilities board which manages its entire water cycle.

More episodes in the Watermark series:
< Watermark, Pt. 1
< Watermark, Pt. 3
< Watermark, Pt. 4
< Watermark, Pt. 5