Read the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020)

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Read the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020)

The 2020 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020) titled ‘Water and Climate Change’ from UNESCO, aims at informing community and experts on the challenges related to water and climate change, as well as showing opportunities that improved water management offers in terms of adaptation and mitigation.

The scientific evidence is clear: the climate is changing and will continue to change, affecting societies mainly through access and quality of water. Climate change will affect the availability, quality and quantity of water for basic human needs, threatening the effective enjoyment of the human rights to water and sanitation for potentially billions of people. The alteration of the water cycle will also pose risks for energy production, food security, human health, economic development and poverty reduction, thus seriously jeopardizing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The 2020 United Nations World Water Development Report focuses on the challenges, opportunities and potential responses to climate change, in terms of adaptation, mitigation and improved resilience that can be addressed through improving water management.
Combining climate change adaptation and mitigation, through water, is a win-win proposal, improving the provision of water supply and sanitation services and combating both the causes and impacts of climate change, including disaster risk reduction.

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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal : Clean water & sanitation
Sustainable Development Goal : Climate action