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WATER AND AGRICULTURE
3.2 billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high water shortages or scarcity, of whom 1.2 billion people – roughly one-sixth of the world’s population – live in severely water-constrained agricultural areas. (FAO, 2020)
WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Globally, water scarcity affects 4 out of every 10 people.
WATER AND COOPERATION
60 percent of the world’s transboundary river basins lack any cooperative management framework. (UN WATER)
WATER AND ECOSYSTEMS
The world has lost 70 per cent of its natural wetland extent, including a significant loss of freshwater species, over the last 100 years. (United Nations, 2018)
WATER AS A HUMAN RIGHT
Today 1 in 3 people or 2.2 billion people around the world lack safe drinking water. (WHO/UNICEF 2019)
WATER AND WASTEWATER
Globally, it is likely that over 80% of wastewater is released to the environment without adequate treatment. (UN WWDR, 2017)
310 transboundary river and lake basins worldwide.
Each one of these basins face different and unique environmental, social, economic and political challenges.