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Wednesday, March 19, 2003

This Reuters Alertnet article says that the World Water Forum is being undermined by the blanket coverage of the imminent war in Iraq hogging the headlines with the threat of war also preventing senior participants, such as the UNDP's administrator Mark Malloch Brown from attending.

This is a shame as according to the World Water Council's William Cosgrove "Every year 2, 000, 000 children are dying from lack of access to water or water-borne diseases."

Sadly the timing of the war is also a threat to World Water Day on March 22nd 2003.

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