CofC Logo

< Back to News & Events / Back to Library Home

One in eight people worldwide lack access to safe water…learn why.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Today, 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies, representing approximately one in eight people in the world. The United Nations estimates that by 2025, forty-eight nations, with combined population of 2.8 billion, will face freshwater “stress” or “scarcity”.

Learn the issues facing water quality, scarcity, and sustainability – and what you can do to help – by joining the Friends of the Library next Thursday at our first event of our series, “Going Green: Fad or Forever?”.

Moderator Tim Callahan, College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences Associate Professor, has more than a decade of experience in hydrology and water resources research. Panel members include Whit McMillan, South Carolina Aquarium Director of Conservation Education; Joe Willson, Water Missions International; Andy Fairey, Charleston Water System; and Gene Eidson, Director of Restoration Ecology, Center for Applied Ecology at the Clemson Restoration Institute and lead scientist at The Intelligent River.

Thursday January 27 – 6pm
Consider the Source: Water Sustainability, Efficiency and Conservation
Going Green: Fad or Forever? Panel 1
Addlestone Library, Room 227