How can we better manage the way we use water? How can we provide adequate access to water and sanitation to the world’s poorest people? What could a sustainable development goal for water be? These questions – some of the biggest facing the world – will be debated at the World Water Summit in London on 6 November. WaterAid is proud to be the charity partner for this important event. Demand for water is rapidly increasing under pressure from industrialisation, population growth and climate change. We are consuming increasing volumes of water, and the supply is finite. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that by 2030 demand for water will leave nearly half the world’s population with a shortage. As we approach the end of the Millennium Development Goals era and look towards a post-2015 agenda, the summit will bring together more than 150 of the world’s leading thinkers on water policy and management and economic development to discuss the global water crisis and explore how to tackle the issue together. Our Chief Executive Barbara Frost will be speaking about collaborative approaches to moving the sanitation challenge forward. A key theme of the summit will be the need for governments, businesses and NGOs to work together to combat the problem. Sessions will explore innovative approaches to water policy and management, analyse the interlinked issues of water, food and energy, and identify how countries and businesses can use water more efficiently. Find out more > Courtesy of The Economist Events and WaterAid you are entitled to a 20% discount on the standard registration rate. Simply quote WA/DC at the checkout.