Water Security-22/03/2011-"World Water Day"
Independent Films, Public Domain, Health, Global Warming
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined World Bank President Robert Zoellick to emphasize and financially further access to water around the globe. Water has become a critical component of economic (financial) crisis, health crisis, farming crisis, climate crisis and ever more political crisis (Hillary Clinton).
March 22, 2011 is World Water Day.
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States:
“We know that for hundreds of millions of people today, water represents a deadly threat and the risks that they face in finding water, hauling it, drinking it cooking and bathing with it, add up to the defining challenge of their lives, there is nothing more urgent and important than that.”
3. Wide shot, Clinton and Zoellick signing document
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States:
“I thank you for helping to raise the visibility of water as one of the most important issues, why, because the water crisis is a health crisis, it’s a farming crisis, its economic crisis, it’s a climate crisis and increasingly it is a political crisis and therefore we must have an equally comprehensive response.”
5. Wide shot, Clinton and Zoellick exchange and sign document
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank:
“look at almost any poverty issue, you will see water, a lack of safe water and adequate sanitation is the world’s single largest cause of illness, responsible for 2 million deaths a year, that is four people every minute, most of them children, access to water for many young girls and women is a basic security issue, rising food prices are pushing tens of millions of people into poverty, when rains fail, harvests fail, and food security fail.”
7. Wide shot, Clinton and Zoellick hand shake and applaud
Marking World Water Day, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick and United States (US) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC signed an agreement making it easier for the US Government and World Bank to work together to address global water challenges.
Clinton pledged her government’s support to the world’s developing countries in managing their water crises.
“We know that for hundreds of millions of people today, water represents a deadly threat and the risks that they face in finding water, hauling it, drinking it cooking and bathing with it, add up to the defining challenge of their lives, there is nothing more urgent and important than that,” Clinton said.
Clinton thanked the World Bank for helping to raise the visibility of water as one of the most important issues today. She said that the water crisis was a health and farming crisis, as well an economic and climate crisis and increasingly was a political crisis “and therefore we must have an equally comprehensive response”, she said.
The World Bank-US agreement involves federal departments and agencies such as NASA, which will share remote-sensing technology that enables countries to identify and measure their water resources, so as to guide strategies to manage them sustainably.
Under partnership, the World Bank and US government bodies will help developing countries enhance water security and improve water quality by-among other things-managing water resources properly, providing reliable and sustainable water sources.
The World Bank’s President, Robert B. Zoellick said that access to water for many young girls and women was a basic security issue, he added that rising food prices were pushing tens of millions of people into poverty, when rains, harvests, and food security failed.
Zoellick and Clinton were joined at the signing by other organizations pledging to help face the global water crisis, including representatives from the Hilton Foundation and Coca-Cola, who made pledges to support water and sanitation programs.
Year of Production: 2011
Length: 2 mins
Country: United Nations
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- Muhamed Sacirbey, UNTV-World Bank
- Susan Sacirbey