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Water for the World: A View from at Home & Abroad

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This program brings together three different dimensions of global water issues: US policy and foreign aid; the fight against corporate control of water; and how Oregonians can make a difference in another part of the globe. 

Representative Earl Blumenauer discusses the Water for the World Act of 2012,the bipartisan legislation that he and Representative Ted Poe of Texas have introduced to strengthen U.S. foreign assistance in water and sanitation. Kelle Louaillier, Executive Director of Corporate Accountability International, discusses the campaign to challenge corporate control of water and access to water as a springboard for alleviating poverty and a right for all. And lastly, Diane Savage (board member and co-Founder of WaterAfrica, a Portland-area nonprofit corporation working with World Vision to raise money and increase awareness of water issues developing countries) discusses her firsthand experiences working on water and sanitation and how access to safe water has improved the lives of villagers in rural Zambia.
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