UN Water Week
- UN Water Week
- Sun, 27. August 2017 - Fri, 1. September 2017
- International Days, Years etc
Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. It is vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, welfare and productivity of populations.
Water is also at the heart of adaptation to climate change, serving as the crucial link between the climate system, human society and the environment. Without proper water governance, there is likely to be increased competition for water between sectors and an escalation of water crises of various kinds, triggering emergencies in a range of water-dependent sectors.
The 2017 edition of World Water Week takes place on 27 August to 1 September in Stockholm, Sweden.
UN-Water will convene various sessions and events:
- “Wastewater, the untapped resource”: UN World Water Development Report 2017
- UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue
- Lessons from the 2017 Integrated Baseline Process for SDG6 Monitoring
- Nature for Water: World Water Day 2018
- Globally, water scarcity already affects four out of every 10 people
- By 2025, 1.8 billion people are expected to be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity
- With the existing climate change scenario, by 2030, water scarcity in some arid and semi-arid places will displace between 24 million and 700 million people
- Increasing temperatures on the planet and more variable rainfalls are expected to reduce crop yields in many tropical developing regions