Deputy Director participates in 2015 International Montessori Adolescent Summit

04/24/2015

Johns Hopkins Water Institute Deputy Director Luke MacDonald joined a team of water experts at the 2015 International Montessori Adolescent Summit. The theme for the summit was "Tapping the Well of Water Innovation: Seeking sustainable solutions to water access, quality and conflict" and took place from April 22-25 in Washington, D.C. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the right of every human being to have access to sufficient water for personal and domestic uses, which must be safe, acceptable and affordable, and physically accessible.

According to the U.N. Millennium Development Goals 2012 report, 11 per cent of the global population—783 million people—remains without access to an improved source of drinking water and, at the current pace, 605 million people will still lack coverage in 2015.

The water experts joined montessori youth from around the world in exploring solutions to increase water access, quality, and cooperation at home and abroad. 

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Global Water