UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health
Published May 29, 2019 | 11:00 EDT (News release from UN University)
Post-secondary education and research aimed at tackling the global water crisis is concentrated in wealthy countries rather than the poorer, developing places where it is most needed. Two reports call for reducing this imbalance between resources and need, which impedes the search for solutions to crucial water challenges, and suggest refocusing water-research assessments on whether the work leads to successful, practical solutions, not academic citations.

Lead authors: Hamid Mehmood, Institute for Water, Environment and Health, Hamilton – via contact.inweh@unu.edu; Colin Mayfield, University of Waterloo – colin.mayfield@uwaterloo.ca