Event

"Downstream: Untold Stories on Water, Sanitation, and Climate Change -- And Why They Matter" at Kent State University

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In Dhaka, Bangladesh, some 4 million squatters who live in slums do not have legal access to basic services, such as safe water and toilets. These people often are forced to rely on unsafe well water provided by slum lords or buy bottled water from “water sharks.”

Monday, November 08, 2010 - 7:00PM

Join Emmy Award-winner Stephen Sapienza and Peter Sawyer from the Pulitzer Center for a film screening and discussion of the global water and sanitation crisis on Monday, November 8th, at 7:00 PM in the First Energy Room located on the 3rd Floor of Franklin Hall.

Sapienza will talk about his recent reporting in Bangladesh on the megacity Dhaka, which is struggling to increase access to clean water and sanitation as its population grows by over one thousand people per day in addition to the work of Bangladeshi architect Mohammed Rezwan, who is building school boats so that children can still be educated despite more frequent and severe floods. Sawyer will discuss the global water and sanitation crisis and describe the Pulitzer Center's coverage of under-reported global systemic issues.

The film screening and discussion is sponsored by the Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Kent State University is a member of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium.