Ross is the author of the 2016 book Water Rights in Southeast Asia and India, published by Palgrave Macmillan and the Co-Founder of Global Water Rights, He teaches Politics, Sustainability and International Relations at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Canada.

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The most devastating threat to humanity in the 21st century is the lack of safe drinking water. In 2015, 663 million people globally were denied this elementary right, which imperils health, livelihood, and socio-economic development. Nearly 50 percent of the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030.1 …

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Almost 25 years ago, women and men gathered in Dublin, Ireland, for an international conference on water and the environment. The Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development agreed upon at this event was a pivotal document six months before Rio and the Earth Summit.1 The Dublin Statement provided the first official recognition of …

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