Davos 2013: water scarcity is 'second most important world risk'

Published on 25 January 2013

Yesterday, Ban Ki-moon, secretary general at the United Nations, reminded presidents, business leaders and NGOs at a meeting in Davos that "most of us do not appreciate water. We just take it for granted. Someone with a lavish life, we say he is spending money like water." (..) The problem with finding solutions is that many developing countries have little idea of how to address the problem, and are not able to measure rainfall patterns or water usage.

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