Karunananthan speaking at the United Nations, May 2015.
On April 7, Blue Planet Project campaigner Meera Karunananthan participated in a Guardian debate on how to end water pollution in Latin America.
The Guardian had framed the debate as, "Latin Americans are not necessarily affected by water scarcity, but clean water scarcity. While the region’s water resources could provide each person with around 34,000 cubic metres of water every year, the average person only has access to just over 300 cubic metres. Across the continent, garbage, mining effluent, and industrial and agricultural waste are routinely dumped into water basins and aquatic habitats. ...The result? Contaminated lakes, rivers and dams which expose people to toxins and disease, and reduce the availability of freshwater."