A blue revolution: The key to future food security

Colombo, Sri Lanka 6th November 2009. “We will need nothing less than a ‘Blue Revolution’, if we are to achieve food security and avert a serious water crisis in the future said Dr. Colin Chartres, Director General of the Sri Lanka – based International Water Management Institute. Chartres was speaking to the Economic and Finance Committee of the UN General Assembly, at a special event on “Enhancing Water Governance”, convened by the UN today. He stressed that only strategic investments in water can address the massive pressure that population growth, changing diets, urbanization and climate change are having on the world’s water resources.

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