In FIU News, Law Fellow Ryan Stoa addresses the world’s growing water crisis and how The Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) program, led by FIU, has become a major player in the field.
Ryan Stoa is currently the Program Executive Officer for Global Water for Sustainability – GLOWS, as well as a Fellow in Water Law and Policy at Florida International University College of Law.
FIU leads global water projects around the world
Water is our most basic need—too little or too much impacts every aspect of our lives. When you live in an area where you don’t have to look very far for a water fountain, it’s hard to comprehend, but water is one of the world’s most precious resources. More than two thirds of the planet’s surface is water but only 2.5% is fresh water. Of that fresh water, less than one percent (.007) is accessible for human use. The need for water and supply of water will affect you whether you live in sub-Saharan Africa or Miami.
The Global Water for Sustainability (GLOWS) program, led by FIU, was created in 2006 with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help address the world’s growing water crisis. It is now one of the university’s largest federally funded programs and helped place FIU and GLOWS as the go-to people for integrated water resources management. … Read more at news.fiu.edu »