About the Program
Collaborative graduate program in water, environment and health...
The Water Without Borders program is a collaborative graduate program in water, environment and health between McMaster University and the United Nations University – International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) (http://www.inweh.unu.edu/).
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?
|This collaborative graduate program between McMaster University and UNU-INWEH, addresses issues of water without borders, either geopolitical or disciplinary. The program is characterized by four key components: