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.