The flood waters have receded in Pakistan, but those working to rebuild after this summer’s disaster have a long road ahead. A panel of experts gathered at Harvard Kennedy School to discuss recovery efforts and ways to mitigate future disasters. HSPH’s John Briscoe described the difficulties faced by Pakistani water managers, who must contend with an outdated infrastructure straining to meet water and electricity demands, the Harvard Gazette reported. Through research and consultation, universities can help Pakistan make the best choices as it rebuilds, Briscoe said.
John Briscoe Offers Bold, Unorthodox Ideas for Managing Scarce Water (Harvard Public Health Review)