of the regional planning process of the 7th World Water Forum, World Wildlife Fund and The
up to Water for Our Future, WWF and
Kicking off the
Water for Our Future Q&A Series is WWF’s Karin Krchnak and The
Director, Global Water Stewardship
What is the biggest issue in water today?
The lack of effective and integrated policy on water resource management. Most governments have a history of abundance with water supplies but are now facing gaps and other challenges with water (e.g., pollution, infrastructure). One-sided policies, like agriculture, that ignore other water needs and absolute limits on water supply need to be changed.
Greg Koch leads The
Director, Freshwater Program
World Wildlife Fund
What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about water?
I think the biggest misconception is that because water underpins everything, water is simply a cross-cutting issue and handling it that way will ensure we have enough water for all our needs. There are no silver bullet solutions or quick technical fixes that will solve our water problems. These are not problems that a vaccine-type approach can solve.
Karin Krchnak leads World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Freshwater Program and is a member of the WWF and The