Climate-smart water management is fundamental for sustainable development

In response to the urgent call for action on climate change, more than 110 countries have pledged carbon neutrality by 2050 and many more are working on improving their national climate targets ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 next year. And yet, climate change does not only compel us to jointly and urgently act, it also requires us to carefully consider how water can contribute to addressing the dual crises of climate and nature, and meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
 
Around the world, we observe how climate change affects water resources, threatening basic needs and human rights to water and sanitation. Four billion people face severe water scarcity for at least one month per year.
El Pais
Tuesday 8 December 2020