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A New Model for Clean Water in the 21st Century

Municipal water and sewer bond issuance in the United States, 2008-11. (Source: Thomson Municipal Market Monitor)

The latest turmoil in global stock markets following Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade its rating of the United States government has led many to fear another serious economic downturn. We asked our Sustainability Roundtable: what hope is there for global cooperation on sustainability issues like food security, energy policy and climate change in a renewed economic crisis? Is it possible for any of these issues to play an important part of international policy discussions?