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Grayson_Lynn_COLORBy E. Lynn Grayson

 

In celebration of World Water Day next Friday, March 22nd, the Corporate Environmental Lawyer blog will feature a series of blogs this week focused on water scarcity and water related topics including a review of the latest water scarcity studies, global water security, U. S. water rights issues and conflicts ongoing now, updates on issues with the Great Lakes, impacts of these water concerns on business and new technological developments that offer hope for improving freshwater supplies around the world.

The United Nations has declared this to be the International Year of Water Cooperation. In keeping with this directive, the theme of this year's World Water Day will be "cooperation around water." Established in 1993, World Water Day highlights the importance of freshwater and advocates for sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Water scarcity is a growing concern locally, nationally and globally. Given estimated population growth, coupled with adverse impacts from climate change, the adequacy of water resources, and particularly freshwater supplies, is uncertain. It is clear that more commitment is required by all to manage existing resources in a more sustainable manner.

Learn more about World Water Day at http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/home/en/

In recognition of World Water Day, this week's blog will feature a variety of water-related stories and updates. Please follow our blog to learn more about water scarcity and its many impacts now and in the future.