Patricia Mulroy, senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program and editor of The Water Problem: Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States, discusses her new book and sheds light on the critical water crisis in the United States.
Also in this episode, John Villasenor, nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies and the Center for Technology Innovation, discusses his research on how public sector governance capacity can help in expanding private sector investment in global health.
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[On the Global Climate Action Summit] I think that this summit’s been very useful. It’s a demonstration of activism, it’s a demonstration of will, it’s a demonstration of engagement by all sorts of sub-national players, and I think that’s all been tremendously useful. But, it doesn’t fill the gap of the absence of the United States at a national level. The US federal government can drive action all around the entire country, not just state-by-state.