As global population grows, so does the demand for water. Yet less than one percent of the planet’s supply is potable, and estimates suggest that 40% of humanity will not have access to clean water by 2025. Explore the complex issues surrounding this precious resource in this month’s episode of America Abroad.
Winston Yu is a Senior Water Resources Specialist at the World Bank in the South Asia Region. He has extensive experience working on technical and institutional problems in the water sector and has carried out a number of project investments, studies, and research in a variety of countries.
The Global Water Challenge / Produced by Joseph Braude, Linda Gradstein, Constanze Letsch, Jim Luce, Michael Rhee, and A.C. Valdez / Additional production help was provided by Flawn Williams / Web producer: Javier Barrera / Photography: IRIN Photos, Jonathan Kalan, Jim Luce, Adam Reeder, and Michael Rhee.
Host: Ray Suarez / Length: 51 minutes / Airdate: June 2012
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America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
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