I recently co-wrote a report on global water insecurity. Second only to air, water is a topic that reaches every human being as one of our most basic sustenance needs. Like many, I’m a little worried about our global water situation, with increasing climatatic change, a bulging population, and changing demographics, finding quality water is becoming harder and harder for people.
The paper was accepted by Kyoto Publishing to be part of the third volume of the Sustainable Enterprise Report. Much of the material it contains was inspired by a larger private report I wrote for the Ethical Corporation Research Institute in the fall of 2008.
It’s a satisfying thing to be published, and more so when you are able to share the experience. My co-writer, Maura Dilley, is someone whom I admire very much, and I know this piece of writing is better because of her. The water report was our second written collaboration together, our first piece, Oil or Energy?, explored the renewable energy potential for the United States if the same amount of money was invested in it as has been paid into fighting the war in Iraq.