Students Take Part in UN Summit on Clean Water

On April 20, 2018 the Palisades High School Global Pathway invit­ed globally-minded stu­dents to trav­el to NYC to attend a United Nations Conference on Students Seeking Solutions on world­wide water sus­tain­abil­i­ty. This con­fer­ence con­nect­ed stu­dents (col­lege and high school lev­el) with inter­na­tion­al experts from around the world.  Twenty-six Palisades High School stu­dents had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to attend this con­fer­ence through an invi­ta­tion by Lehigh University.

The UN has iden­ti­fied 17 world-wide “sus­tain­able devel­op­ment goals” includ­ing no pover­ty, zero hunger, and clean water and san­i­ta­tion.  In 2018, the glob­al chal­lenge will focus on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Access to clean water is a neces­si­ty for sur­vival, yet is some­thing that not every human can eas­i­ly obtain. Around the globe, poor water man­age­ment, waste dump­ing, and the unsafe prac­tice of open defe­ca­tion are among the numer­ous caus­es that lead those liv­ing in diverse areas, from the most remote rur­al regions of Southern Asia to Flint, Michigan in the United States, to be unable to obtain the potable water they need.