A crash course in changing the world.
Like food, the global supply of water is poorly distributed. While there is an abundant supply of water in some parts of the world, there is barely any water in other parts. Also, there are many contentious issues related to "sharing" water resources in some regions, such as the Middle East.
For World Water Day 2020, I would call for a global conference to discuss the water distribution problem. This conference would be along the lines of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The aim of the conference would be find better allocation of the water already available on the planet and put pressure on individual regions to seek more cooperative solutions. For example, the GAP project in Turkey will horde an overwhelming amount of the water that currently flows into the Middle East region. Meanwhile, Israel uses an overwhelming majority of the water that flows from the Jordan River and accompanying acquifers. This sort of behavior needs to be discouraged.