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.
Water crises are the 5th largest global risk in terms of impact
Water demand will exceed supply by 40% in 2030