Panelists debate water issues at the BBC World Debate, filmed live on location in Singapore. Photo Credit: Institute of Water Policy
A couple of weeks ago, my colleagues and I helped put together the first BBC World Debate on Water. Its the first time that such a major network has done such a high profile debate on the issue of water (and might I say, about time!!).
The event was part of our attempt to bring more public dialoguing about water issues into the limelight. We purposely held it during the famous and very international Singapore International Water Week (a week-long conference that brings together almost 15,000 water geeks from all over the world), so that we could get an international and eclectic audience into the room who could then take their viewpoints to others. Only 250 people were allowed to attend the live filming, and they came from around the world...ranging from high school kids to high profile water ministers.
Feedback has been very positive thus far. And we are happy that you can all finally see it too!!
The BBC World Debate on Water will air worldwide THIS WEEKEND as follows. Please note that ALL times listed below are in SGT (Singapore Time). Please check local listings for the exact time in your country or area, (its supposed to be the singapore time converted into whatever your timezone is but I'm not sure):
BBC WORLD DEBATE
"IS THE WORLD RUNNING OUT OF WATER??"
On the BBC World News Channel
Saturday, 17 JULY 2010, 17:10 (SGT)
Sunday, 18 JULY 2010, 10:10 (SGT) and 23:10 (SGT)
Should you miss seeing it on TV, you can watch it online starting next week, directly on the BBC site at http://www.bbcworldnews.com/
Please feel free to forward this around. Also we would love to hear your feedback on the event. Do email us back with comments, questions, and/or suggestions about the event (eg. how we can make it better or other types of events you would like to see us host)!
Do email me at tworque AT gmail DOT com, with your feedback.