WATER LAW, GOVERNANCE AND DIPLOMACY

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Water is complex
Solutions require informed dialogues and participation

The Water Law, Governance and Diplomacy Support Platform (WADI) provides key resources and support to solve complex water challenges.




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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)


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310 transboundary river and lake basins worldwide.

Each one of these basins face different and unique environmental, social, economic and political challenges.


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OUR WORK

LEARNING TOOLS

Collection of resources useful for generating knowledge and moving people to action.

Photo taken at the meeting Water Diplomacy Dialogue in the Lake Chad basin, which took place in November 2019

PRACTICAL TOOLS

LAGO and TIDE are valuable tools for policy makers and practitioneers.

Cover page of the publication LAGO, an explanatory guide to the legal assessment tool of water governance

NEWS AND EVENTS

The role of women in water governance: International Women’s Day 2021.

Three women carrying water in canisters on their heads

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