Talanoa Water

Why Talanoa-water?

The world is running out of water.
If we keep using water as we do now, global water demand could exceed supply by 40% by 2030, decreasing GDP growth in water-stressed areas by 6%. This is comparable to the economic slowdown induced by the COVID-19 in the worst hit economies during 2020-2021.

The objective of TALANOA-WATER is to inform and catalyze the adoption of robust transformational adaptation strategies to water scarcity under climate change that contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic efficiency and environmental sustainability.  


To achieve its objectives, TALANOA-WATER will develop a groundbreaking ecosystem of innovation that is structured across three pillars: Talanoa Water Dialogue;  actionable socio-hydrology science; and Water laboratories.

Talanoa Water Dialogue

Actionable socio-hydrology science

Water laboratories

Water crises are the 5th largest global risk in terms of impact


Water demand will exceed supply by 40% in 2030


6% reduction in GDP growth in water scarce areas by 2030

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