Accession Number:

ADA528481

Title:

Worldwide Emerging Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S. Military. March 2006 Report

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF UN ASSOCIATIONS WASHINGTON DC MILLENNIUM PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Lack of water or its poor quality, last year 2005, caused 10 times more deaths than all the wars waged on the planet together, noted Loic Fauchon, President of the World Water Council, in addressing the 4th World Water Forum held March 16-22 in Mexico City. About 20,000 participants from 141 countries participated. There were over 200 sessions and 1,600 local actions were presented. The dominating discussions were on universal access to clean water--without border constraints recognition of water as a fundamental human right and key to development access to water-related technologies and improved water management and capacity building. At the Ministerial Conference concluding the Forum, high-level officials adopted the Ministerial Declaration, calling for intensified national and international action on water and sanitation issues by including water and sanitation as priorities in national processes, and support for integrated water resources management.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE