Access to water – also a future issue in Sweden

2022-01-25

cupped hands and waterThere is enough water on Earth. Just not everywhere – and for everyone.  Researchers now want to spotlight injustices surrounding the world’s water and how we in Sweden need to approach this matter.

Water is of vital importance. Even so, about 700 million people struggle daily to gain access to drinking water, according to the United Nations. Giuliano Di Baldassarre is professor of Hydrology and Environmental Analysis at Uppsala University and the director of the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS). And he is passionate about changing this.

- When discussing water resources, you cannot just talk about water per se. The flow of water is connected with the flow of politics, money and people. Personally, I would really be happy if we could rationally share the waters of the world, if it were possible to achieve an equal distribution, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, professor of Hydrology and Environmental Analysis and  the director of the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS).

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