Out of 6.9 billion people in 2010, 884 million people (1 of each 7.8) lack safe drinking water, 2.5 billion (1 of 3.6) have inadequate access to water for sanitation and waste disposal, and rapid ground water depletion harms agriculture. The world is increasingly facing a water crisis which is considered to be to be even more dangerous than the energy and associated global warming ones. It is obvious that immediate and strong action must be taken to develop and use water sustainability, founded on quantitative environmental, economic and social principles.
Five water experts will speak briefly about different aspects of water sustainability, followed by questions, answers and discussion with the audience.
Unemployment is obviously creating serious difficulties for the unemployed and usually for regional and national economies. This clearly became emphatic during the recent economy downturns, which raised, and are continuing to raise, unemployed significantly in most of the world. The vitally needed and ongoing transition to sustainable development, founded on the environmental, economic and social pillars will have an important impact on future employment prospects, and employment is inextricably related to the stability and strength of all sustainability pillars. It is obviously best if increased employment also generates commensurately useful results beside the benefits of providing income to the previously unemployed.
Five sustainable development experts will speak briefly about different aspects of the critical interaction between sustainable development and employment, followed by questions, answers and discussion with the audience