This year, delegates will have the ability to learn every intricate step of the model UN process through the beginners committee. This committee will be helpful for any delegates who are new to Model United Nations or desire a committee that runs at a more leisurely pace, as to fully understand all points of parliamentary procedure. The committee will run as a traditional Model United Nations UNEP Committee, while taking purposeful breaks from committee time to learn about the process of being a delegate in a Model UN committee. This committee welcomes all students who have an interest in the UNEP and the water crisis or any student looking to learn more about how to have fun and MUN!
There is a water crisis occurring in the world today where many developing world countries do not have sufficient amount of access to clean water to sustain their lives. Many countries may need to contemplate water privatization despite the loss of control by the country, higher operating costs, potential pipeline leaks and more. Many nations are currently some of the worst water crises ever seen to man. However, these same nations are surrounded by nations that are geographically, politically, or socially aligned with themselves that have a plethora of water resources. Delegates in this committee will determine how best to ameliorate the potential of water privatization as a result of international water wars by creating infrastructural solutions that can be sustainable and environmentally-conscious.
With a constantly growing global population, more of the Earth’s natural water resources are being exploited by the human population, leading to a rapid increase in the overall temperature of the Earth, causing more dramatic natural water disasters, food shortages, and disproportionate water distribution. Consequently, the sharing of water resources with the growing global population is not only reducing the amount of fresh water available, but it is also greatly damaging the ecosystems that lay within the water resources. More and more research is determining that roughly 80% of the water meant for agriculture, domestic use, and industries is being withdrawn annually. Delegates in this committee will determine how best to decrease the overall stress on water by dealing with issues such as food and water, general climate changes issues, and the biodiversity that lay within waters.