Water is a precious resource. Climate change and an increasing population with changing lifestyles has put increasing pressure on global resources. The scale of our global water consumption is having a dramatic impact around the world. There is a hidden cost of what we eat, drink and consume, from coffee to t-shirts, food to computers. We consume far more water to support our lifestyles than most of us imagine. Is it time we start thinking about our water footprint?
George Alagiah (Chair) is the presenter of the BBC Six O’Clock News. He first started on the programme in January 2003. George also presents World News Today on BBC World News, the BBC’s international news channel.
Andy Wales, Head of Sustainability, SABMiller
SABMiller, one of the world’s largest brewers, has brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The company’s portfolio of brands includes international beers such as Pilsner, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch.
Robin Farrington, WWF
Robin primarily focuses on engaging the private sector on global water issues.
Dr Chad Staddon is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Environmental Management at the University of the West of England. Chad is also the founder and director of the Bristol Group for Water Research.
Tim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City University since November 2002. He was Director of the Centre for Food Policy at Thames Valley University from 1994 to 2002, before it moved to City University. He was Director of Parents for Safe Food, 1990-1994 and before that Director of the London Food Commission, 1984 to 1990.