A report on water in a changing climate and guidance on how to take action
The world has enough clean water for all, yet 2,1 billion people are still forced to drink unsafe water every day. According to the UN’s World Water Development Report, if we do not manage the world’s most important resource more effectively, five billion people will be living in areas with insufficient access to safe water in 2050.
The water crisis is mainly due to unfair and uneven distribution both globally and locally, with climate change adding to the problems and making access to water increasingly unstable. More intensive flooding and longer droughts are causing problems with too much and too little water.