Though more than 70 percent of the world is covered in water, less than 1 percent of it is drinkable. With the compounding impacts of climate change on the earth's natural resources, an ever increasing population, and spiraling demands for water from industry and agriculture, Richard Damania, Global Lead for Water at the World Bank, asks one very important question, "Are we running out of water?"
Join YPFP at the International Student House for a discussion with Mr. Damania on the future of earth's water resources and the implications for this dwindling resource.
About Richard Damania
Richard Damania is the World Bank's Global Lead Economist for water. In the past he has worked as Lead Economist in South Asia, Latin America and Africa regions of the Bank.
Before joining the World Bank, Damania was professor of economics at the University of Adelaide in Australia. His publications and research interests have spanned many areas of economics including development economics, game theory, environmental economics and macroeconomics. He has also advised numerous international agencies such as the OECD, FAO, UNESCO and governments.
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