Planning with Water, Part 5

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    The “Planning with Water” series continues this week with discussion of the current water crisis in Brazil. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill asks, “What does it mean when we don’t plan with water?” and uses Sao Paolo, Brazil as an example of a mega-city in the midst of a critical water crisis, how the situation has developed over time, and what they and the rest of the world will be required to do to meet the global challenge. This episode is part of an ongoing series that looks toward building a new value premise and societal change around water as the most valuable commodity on earth, essential to our future survival.

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About World Ocean Radio:
Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide. A selection of episodes is now available in Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Swahili. In 2015 we will add Mandarin to our roster of global languages, enabling us to reach 75% of the world's population. For more information, visit

Resources from this episode:
< Sao Paolo, Brazil: 2015 Water Crisis
< Mega Cities in Water Crisis

"Planning with Water" Series
< Part I
< Part II
< Part III
< Part IV

Sao Paolo Brazil Image Credit