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World Debate: Water - Part 1

Are we running out of water? Is there really a global water shortage, or are supplies just badly managed?

Nik Gowing hosts this debate from Singapore. The panel consists of:

  • Gerard Payen, President of AQUAFED, the international federation of private water operators
  • Erna Witoelar, former Indonesian minister for human settlements
  • Tan Gee Paw, chairman of PUB, Singapore's national water agency
  • Professor Asit Biswas from the Third World Centre for Water Management
  • Gidon Bromberg of Friends of the Earth, Middle East

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