Freshwater and Foreign Policy: New Challenges

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By Peter Gleick

Today, billions of people around the world lack water and sanitation services that many in ancient Greece and Rome took for granted — and the U.S. lacks any kind of coherent policy to address that problem.

This article, “Freshwater and Foreign Policy: New Challenges,” (2.9 MB PDF), by the Pacific Institute’s President, Dr. Peter Gleick, details current global water problems and maps a United States and international approach to begining to solve these critical issues.

The article first appeared in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2005 edition.

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