Challenges & opportunities

Enabling an integrated approach to managing water resources

The Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals Report of the UN Secretary-General observes that 29% of the global population lack access to safe drinking water, while only 45% use safely managed sanitation facilities. More efficient use and innovative management of water resources are critical to addressing the competing and growing water demands from various industries and users, the threats to water security and the potential risks and scarcity due to climate change.

Conventional solutions are not enough to deal with this mounting stress in the water sector. To achieve the clean water and sanitation goals by 2030, we need to accelerate the implementation of integrated water resources management and the deployment of smart solutions built on circular economy models. That, in turn, requires strong partnerships, technology transfer, exchange of innovative ideas and demonstration of successful case studies.

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Water sessions

Deep dive sessions

Accelerating the pace of achieving the clean water and sanitation goals

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