UN: rainwater recycling, artificial wetlands are among ‘green’ solutions to global water crisis
20.03.2018 17:26 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Within this year Mar 1923, the World Water Forum is going on within Brazilia, Ukrinform reports.
As to the report, the Forum aims «to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels.»
Reportedly, at the Forum, the UN has released its UN World Water Development Report 2018.
As to the report, while speaking within the foreword of the Report 2018, Audrey Azoulay, head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said now, with five billion people at risk of having difficulty accessing adequate water by 2050, finding nature-based solutions, such as Chinese rainwater recycling, Indian forest regeneration and Ukrainian artificial wetlands, is becoming still more important.
«We need new solutions in managing water resources so as to meet emerging challenges to water security caused by population growth and climate change,» she said.
«If we do nothing, some five billion people will be living in areas with poor access to water by 2050,» she added.
It is to be reminded, the Goal 6 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders within 2015 seeks to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all and, also access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all by 2030.
In meanwhile, the Report notes that the global demand for water has been growing and will continue to grow significantly over the next two decades due to population number boost, , economic development and changing consumption patterns.