Date: 16-17 Aug 2017
Location: Sule Shangri-la, Yangon, Myanmar
Water has been dubbed ‘the oil of the twenty first century’ as its scarcity is increasingly felt globally. Over the fifty years, the world’s population has increased more than two-and-half times to about 6.4 billion. At the same time, the demand for fresh water went up four times. According to the prediction of the Nations Environment Programme Report, at this rate, up to 7 billion people in sixty countries may suffer from water scarcity by year 2050. Without access to clean water, not only would public health being affected due to poor hygiene and sanitation, agricultural and industrial activities could get disrupted too.