Water is the world’s most precious resource. Without it, life is not possible. Still, to meet the drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene targets for the UN 2030 Agenda, we need to increase the pace of progress by four times. According to the UN, at current rates, over 1.6 Billion people will lack safely managed drinking water in 2030, so every effort to establish close, safe water sources for communities in need matters.
Evan Wesley serves as Vice President for Student Activation at the NGO Thirst Project, the world’s leading youth water organization. In his talk, open to all KAUST community, Evan will talk about the current global water crisis, the social impact of efficient water management in developing communities, the work done by Thirst Project and how achieving the targets set for SDG 6 can help us to achieve several other SDGs.
Light Lunch will be served.