Thursday, June 25, 2009

Water Scarcity Threatens Half the Planet

Julio Godoy Interviews JONATHAN BAILLIE, Zoological Society of London

If the world's governments fail to reach an immediate agreement on how to manage water resources by 2030, half the planet's population will not have enough water to survive, says scientist Jonathan Baillie.

There are already 2.8 billion people suffering from lack of access to water, noted Baillie, director of environmental conservation at the Zoological Society of London, who participated in the Jun. 12-13 forum of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) in Rome. More >>