Foreword 

   Introduction

Managing Water Resources in an Era of Scarcity
Promoting Food Security for the Poor
Focusing Science
on the Health Problems of the Poor
New Tools
For Environmental Management
Strengthening Nuclear Safety and Security
Some 1.2 billion people in the developing world survive on less than $1 per day. Eight out of every 100 poor infants do not live past their fifth birthday because of malaria, dirty drinking water, or malnutrition. All too often, the poor lack access to the tools and know how that could help them become healthy and more productive. But the knowledge gap trapping the poor can and is being bridged.

"Science Serving People" tells the story of how the IAEA is helping to harness knowledge to promote development and deliver real benefits to the poor. It demonstrates how nuclear science and technology applications are being employed to overcome the challenges of water scarcity, food insecurity, malnutrition, malaria, environmental degradation and many other problems. It also shows how the complementary development, safety, and security initiatives of the IAEA are fulfilling the "Atoms for Peace" mandate of the Agency in the developing world.
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