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Water is Not for Everyone

Nov. 1, 2013—Dale Rothman, Associate Professor and Senior Scientist at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies can discuss the implications of the world's growth on the global infrastructure and the ability to provide water, electricity and other basics of human needs to the growing world population.

Rothman will be available for interviews at the launch for the Pardee Center's fourth volume in the Patterns of Potential Human Progress Series, Building Global Infrastructure, of which he is the lead author. The event is Friday, Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m. at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Rothman will discuss key insights of the book as well as take part in a Q&A. Media is invited to attend the event and should RSVP to DU Media Relations at (720) 608-0240 or dumediarelations@gmail.com.

"Millions of people around the world currently lack access to even basic infrastructure," said Rothman. "The data show that, in 2010, 76 percent of all people in low-income countries lacked household access to electricity, 34 percent to improved water, 63 percent to improved sanitation and 78 percent to modern forms of communication, such as mobile phones."

Rothman added that more than half a billion people will still not have access to electricity by the year 2060. To schedule an interview with Rothman please contact DU Media Relations at (720) 608-0240 or dumediarelations@gmail.com.