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ARS Participates in the 7th World Water Forum, Daegu - Gyeonbuk, Republic of Korea, April 2015

Ibrahim Shaqir, Director, ARS Office of International Research Programs (OIRP) will participate in the 7th World Water Forum, to be held in Daegu - Gyeongbuk, Repbulic of Korea April 12 - 17 2015. The event is organized by the World Water Council and partners. With 30,000 participants expected, it is regarded as the largest water-related event in the world. Ministers, elected officials, public agencies, international organizations, enterprises, academia, civil society and journalists will gather to discuss the theme of water for our future. Specifically, the agenda is focused on addressing existing and expected interference to water access stemming from population growth, multiple water uses, and climate change. The discussion hopes to inspire attendees to build on past global efforts resulting in 2.3 billion additional persons with newly reliable access to water between 1990 and 2013.

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Last Modified: 12/20/2016
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