Thinking Ethics was a project launched in Geneva to foster the debate about ethics. A few friends, fed up with only reading about abuses in the media, decided to hold a forward-looking seminar on five subjects: ethics and performance, ethics and knowledge, ethics and consciousness, ethics and disobedience and ethics in real time. If moral has to do with right and wrong, then ethics is its application in society. We believe that people need to talk about the subject to determine the level of ethics they want. The book Thinking Ethics, a result of the seminar, is to start the discussion. This blog is a contribution to the conversation. :
John Briscoe claims that the solution to water scarcity will come from new technologies. His article, published in McKinsey Quarterly, is entitled "Next-generation water policy for businesses and government.
I have long been interested in water, and have sometimes blogged about it under the category environment, but I have decided to add it as a separate category. The news on water is "heating" up. Transparency International just came out with a new Global Corruption Report 2008 - on Corruption in the water sector, which shows a clear link to corruption, abuse of power and poverty in developing countries.
I also came across the Water Integrity Network, or WIN as they call themselves, which is trying to raise awareness to fight corruption in water worldwide to reduce poverty and improve the governance of water resources.
And the subject is now going mainstream (sorry about the pun) with a corporate business conference organized by Ethical Corporation on good water stewardship on November 25-26 2008 in London. Details on their website here.