Our Water's Future: Meeting the Challenge of the Century
J. Carl Ganter, Director and Founder, Circle of Blue
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J. Carl Ganter
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original frontline reporting, research, and analysis on water resource issues. Ganter is an award-winning photojournalist, reporter, and broadcaster widely credited with helping to shape the multimedia journalism era.
He serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water Security and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Navigating Peace Water Working Group.
He earned his MSJ in investigative and magazine writing at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism after graduating with honors from the University's American Studies Program.
J. Carl Gander, director and co-founder of Circle of Blue, outlines what he calls our "global water crisis" and its social impact. "Right now waterborne diseases are killing about 5,000 children every single day," says Gander.