Water management key to achieving sustainable development goals – World Bank


sustainability.thompsonreuters.com| Published 24 August 2015

By Magdalena Mis

STOCKHOLM, Aug 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As demand for water grows, the world must focus on how the precious resource will be shared among farmers, the energy sector and cities if it is to achieve the United Nations’ new development agenda, a World Bank expert said.

The world faces a 40 percent shortfall in water supplies in 15 years due to urbanisation, population growth and growing demand for water for food production, energy and industry, according to a United Nations report published in March.

The U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which had focused attention on the needs of poor nations for the past 15 years, included boosting access to clean water and sanitation… readmore>


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