About the Program
McMaster University has a long and honoured commitment to issues of environment more generally, and more recently water in particular. There is a tremendous recognition of the need to grow this area of research and teaching, and a strong commitment to this initiative from senior administration. Linked with the opportunities, activities and networks of UNU-INWEH, we are poised to create this innovative program, much in demand from some of our best graduate students, to address issues of international importance related to water, environment and health.
These could include, but certainly are not limited to:
- Why do 1 billion individuals in the world continue to go without access to safe water on a daily basis?
- Why does almost half the world’s population lack access to adequate sanitation?
- What are the international governance structures that would allow us to safely steward this valuable resource?
- What impacts will climate change have on the distribution and diffusion of water borne illness such as cholera?