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Water is amongst the vital natural resources for human development and green growth. UNEP estimates that two out of every three people will live in water-stressed areas by the year 2025. To meet these challenges, water managers need to draw on innovative ideas and plans to build appropriate responses.

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Many people will live in water-stressed areas by the year 2025

UNEP estimates that two out of every three people will live in water-stressed areas by the year 2025.
In Africa alone, it is estimated that 25 countries will be experiencing water stress (below 1,700 m3 per capita per year) by 2025. Today, 450 million people in 29 countries suffer from water shortages. To meet these challenges, water managers need to draw on innovative ideas and plans to build appropriate responses.

 

Investments in infrastructure can provide high returns

In the report “Meeting the water reform Challenge” from 2012, OECD estimates that investments in infrastructure and operation of water-related services can provide high returns for both the economy and the environment.

 

Serious environmental and water management challenges face communities everywhere, including:

- Deteriorating water quality
- Inadequate access to clean water and sanitation
- Decline in biological diversity
- Flooding, droughts and other natural disasters
- The need for ecosystem restoration
- Water treatment
- Wastewater management

 

 

Sessions on Water at 3GF 2016:

 

Sessions on Water at 3GF 2014

Partnership Sessions:

The Water-Energy Nexus

 

Partnership Ideas Lab

Green Bonds for Water

Sessions on Water at 3GF 2012

PPP sessions:

Water - Action in Developing Countries

Cities and Urban Water Leakage In conversations:

Water Security

 

Sessions on Water at 3GF 2011

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