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The Global Risks 2015 report listed the water crisis as the number one global risk factor based on the potential impact to society and the risk for widespread devastation (World Economic Forum, 2015). Discuss the significance of poor access to clean/potable water and adequate sanitation. Why is the water crisis a global issue and not simply a local or regional concern? Also comment on the recent water crisis in the city of Flint, Michigan in comparison or contrast to other water issues around the world. 

World Economic Forum. (2015). Global Risks 2015. Available at: http://reports.weforum.org/global-risks-2015/executive-summary/

World Health Organization and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP). (2015) Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation, 2015 Update and MDG Assessment. Available at: http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/monitoring/jmp-2015-update/en/

This forum will close at 11:59 pm on September 3rd, 2017.  First post due by August 30th, 2017.

To obtain full credit:

  1. Make an original post that addresses the issue (250-350 words). (12 points)
  2. The initial post must contain at least 2 scholarly references (more than 2 references ok). (2 points)
  3. Your original post should be made before midnight on Wednesday, August 30th 11:59 pm to give others a chance to respond to your post. (1 point)
  4. Respond to at least two posts from your classmates. The response to your peer’s post must be at least 150 words. (5 points)

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