Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | Pacific Daylight, 7:00-9:00 AM
Today, two billion people around the world are living in water-stressed areas, and the same will be true of more than half the world’s population by 2050. Unless urgent action is taken, these impacts will worsen in the coming years and decades. Based on projected demand, the world will face a 40 per cent shortfall in freshwater supply within 10 years.
Climate change is already greatly exacerbating the world water crisis – intensifying floods, prolonging droughts, and more. In many ways, the worst impacts of the climate crisis will be felt through water.
With the goal of promoting collective action, the Global Compact Network Brazil, the Water Resilience Coalition (WRC) and the Nature Conservancy Brazil (TNC-Brazil) will launch a new project that aims to ensure water security in priority water-stressed basins in the metropolitan region of São Paulo. The initiative will promote forest conservation and restoration, best practices in land use and rural sanitation in priority areas in the River Basins of Piracaba, Capivari & Jundiaí (PCJ), Upper Tietê and Paraíba do Sul.
All interested parties are invited to participate in the launch workshop of this project, where we will share more details about the next steps of the Water Resilience Coalition in Brazil and ways in which companies can engage and join forces to be part of the solution to increase water security in Brazil!