Will Someone Get These People a Drink?

Despite Tremendous Effort and Investment, Clean Water Remains Elusive For Communities Around the World

“Why doesn’t everyone in the world have access to clean water?” Occidental College political economist Sanjeev Khagram’s young son asked him this question today when he learned his father was moderating a panel discussion on efforts to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to people around the world. Khagram opened the program, co-presented by Occidental College at MOCA Grand Avenue, by posing this very question to a panel of people from around the American West who study and work on water issues and distribution.

Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan …