This year, UN-Water is leading a campaign to raise awareness and drive action in support of universal access to drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Mandate endorsers are invited and urged to support this important effort through their own social media challenges.
The “Water and Business” event held during Rio Water Week discussed water challenges, public policy, existing solutions, and lack of basic WASH services.
The World Bank have introduced the sustainable water bond to support SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, and SDG 15, Life below Water.
WRI and MIT have developed a proven method to crowdsource local data through businesses to develop a unique water management geodatabase, which is now being scaled. Pinpointing areas with strong or weak water management will allow governments, utilities, businesses and investors to more precisely channel resources to places with the most need.
Today we are putting more pressure on freshwater resources than ever. Between a rapidly growing population and a shifting climate, water stress – and therefore water risk – is increasing around the world.