UN-World Bank panel calls for global water management ‘fundamental shift’
15.03.2018 11:39 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of this week, a panel set up by the United Nations and the World Bank has issued a report titled Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action, UN Radio says.
As to the report, 700 million people worldwide are at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030, and so water infrastructure investment must be at least doubled within the next five years.
It is to be admitted, the panel includes 11 Heads of State and a Special Advisor.
As to the report, presently a fundamental shift is needed in the way the world manages water - so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 6 on ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, can be achieved.
As to the report, presently 40% of the world people are being affected by water scarcity. If not addressed, as many as 700 million could be displaced by 2030 in search for water. Now over two milliard people are compelled to drink unsafe water and over 4.5 milliard do not have safely managed sanitation services.