Event 199

Planet Assembly 5: Water – What Must Change?

A Thought Laboratory

– The Hive

Bring your best ideas to this solutions-focused workshop session. Facilitated by sustainability entrepreneur Andy Middleton, Chief Exploration Officer at the TYF Group, and joined by Jade Brudenell, Executive Director of the Conservation Collective, we’ll look at the key issue of water. We’ll discuss the scale of the issue and a range of solutions, how to action them, how they might impact on their lives and how to manage the change.

We used to take water for granted, but recent droughts, floods and disruption show that’s no longer a sure bet. Good quality water is vital for reducing the global burden of disease, food production and our everyday health and wellbeing. Unpredictable extremes created by the climate emergency mean that water supplies are erratic and there’s often too much or too little. Today more than 1.7 billion people live in river basins where more water is used than recharged by nature. How can we ensure that the world’s populations are heading away from, rather than towards, water stress?

This workshop is part of our Hay Festival Planet Assembly, a daily, inclusive conversation over ten days involving lay people, scientists, commentators and experts. We want to empower everyone to be accelerators and multipliers for the dramatic policy transformations that are needed immediately to tackle the acute climate and biodiversity emergencies.

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