10 top water tweeters: from Matt Damon to the World Bank

06 Oct 2014 16:51

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Water is fast becoming one of the most pressing challenges of 21st century: whether it's too much, or too little or too dirty.
But discussions about the resource are often relegated to the too "technical" box - perceived as the preserve of engineers, scientists and water wonks. But if the world has any chance of facing up to the enormous water challenges we face, the debate has to be taken mainstream.
To celebrate the relaunch of Guardian Sustainable Business' water hub, we've compiled a list of ten top tweeters who are trying to push discussion on water into the public debate in an informative, accessible way.
Of course, there will be plenty more to add to the list so please do share your recommendations in the comments below or tweet us @GuardianSustBiz.
Circle of Blue
Fouded by journalists and scientists in 2000, the organisation provides on-the-ground data about the global freshwater crisis.
Giulio Boccaletti The global managing director for water at the Nature Conservancy, a trained scientist and expert on environmental and economic sustainability.
Founded by actor Matt Damon and Gary White, the NGO aims to provide access to safe water and sanitation in the developing world.

"You cannot solve poverty without solving water and sanitation." -Matt Damon. Learn more at @Water.org. pic.twitter.com/lvXrQxT6Kc- Water.org (@Water)
September 26, 2014

International Water Management Institute
A non-profit, scientific research organisation focused on the sustainable use of water in developing countries.
Stockholm International Water Institute
SIWI is a policy institute the supports decision making for sustainable water use worldwide. It also organises the annual World Water Week conference in Stockholm.

Upgraded guidelines for Swedish Textile Water Initiative available! http://t.co/P3f6NBeTcz #sustainability #textileindustry #watermanagement- SIWI (@siwi_media)
October 2, 2014

WRI Aqueduct
The World Resource Institute's tool for mapping and measuring water risk globally.
Head of water at CDP, she focuses on delivering changes in the way corporates manage water resources.
Stuart Orr
Head of water stewardship at WWF, he works with the private sector on water-related activities, from water footprinting to public policy engagement.
World Bank Water
The organisation helps governments solve challenges related to water supply, sanitation, water resources, hydropower and irrigation through finance and knowledge.
Peter Gleick
Climate and water scientist, a member of the National Academy of Science, a MacArthur Fellow, president of the Pacific Institute and author of Bottled and Sold.
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