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World Must Manage Water Better to Avoid 40% Shortfall by 2030

20 March 2015

World Water Day 22 March

The UN says the planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless the world dramatically improves the management of this precious resource.

This is the conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World” launched in New Delhi ahead of World Water Day on 22 March.

The scope of the challenge is broadened as climate change impacts shift known patterns of water supply in many countries towards new extremes of flood and drought, underlining the fact that preventing worse climate change is at the heart of any workable solution to pressures on natural resources.

To read full article on the UNFCCC Newsroom page click here.

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