News: U.N. Water Day Is 3/ 22 - Enough
Clean Water for a Thirsty World?
Published March 18th, 2005
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The United
Nations declared March 22 World Water Day to focus on
the challenges of providing sufficient clean water around
The University of the Pacific, McGeorge Law School recently
hosted a Conference in Sacramento to share information
with partners around the world on this issue. The Conference
was titled: Transboundary Freshwater Ecosystem Restoration:
The Role of Law, Process and Lawyers.
Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor and Scholar
and Director of the Pacific McGeorge Center for Global
Business and Development: "Water resource allocation
is the single most important issue facing business and
development in the twenty-first century. It is literally
a matter of life or death for developing countries and
for sustainable economic development worldwide."
Dr. Malloy leads the Center, which studies current legal
and economic issues impacting world business and development.
The Center regularly hosts conferences and workshops where
legal, economic and policy experts come together to help
improve conditions and relations in the global community.
Prof. Gregory S. Weber, Director of the Institute for
Sustainable Development, led the conference, and said:
"We learned about the shared challenges and opportunities
faced by watersheds in regions as diverse as the Balkans,
the Jordan River, the Great Lakes, and the lower Colorado
River. One key message repeated throughout the presentations
was that robust solutions to complex problems often emerge
only through active collaboration among public and private-sector
Stephen C. McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor and Scholar,
University of the Pacific/McGeorge Institute for Sustainable
Development, specializes in International Water Negotiations.
His work with World Bank and the Nile River basin has
contributed to the resources available for decision-makers
in other water basins around the world.
Today, much of the world population struggles to sustain
their health due to lack of fresh water. In the United
States, aquifers and other fresh water resources are under
stress. "Water Wars" may be a possibility if
we are unsuccessful in working out equitable partnerships
for use of this natural resource. Story Resources:
Conference proceedings: Transboundary Freshwater Ecosystem
Restoration: The Role of Law, Process and Lawyers. A complete
conference packet is available by contacting Janet Konttinen
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 916-739-7047,
or cell 916-216-6362.
University of the Pacific, McGeorge Law School, Center
for Global Business and Development, Institute for Sustainable
alternative URL http://tinyurl.com/6lpk3
Stephen McCaffrey of McGeorge Law School speaking at
National Academy of Sciences
"The Role of Science in solving the World’s Emerging
Water Problems" http://www4.nationalacademies.org/nas/nashome.nsf/2bcd43d2a04ce99085256b8700
alternative URL http://tinyurl.com/6pdvw Water and International
"The Human Right to Water" by Stephen McCaffrey
alternative URL http://tinyurl.com/5upsj Global Strategy
Institute http://www.csis.org/gsi/water.htm Senate Majority
Leader Bill Frist
CONTACT: Janet Konttinen, +1-916-739-7047, or email@example.com,
for the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Web site: http://www.uop.edu/