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Climate Change and Water: An overview from the World Water Development Report 3: Water in a Changing World

Author: UNESCO-WWAP
Organisation: UNESCO-WWAP
Publish Date: 2009
Country: Global
Sector: Environment
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Water
Type: Report
Language: English
Tags: Climate Change, Water, Development, Agriculture, Scenarios

Water in a Changing World shows that changes in our water resources are shaped to a great extent by a number of key externalities, among them climate change, and that decisions taken far from the conventionally defined water sector have a tremendous influence on water resources and how they are used or misused. These two principle messages of the report could not be timelier, with the challenges of climate change currently being squarely addressed and innovative responses sought with such enthusiasm. Water in a Changing World describes the dynamic linkages that interconnect changes in climate, the state of our water resources, demographic expansion and migration issues, food and energy shortages, and the continuing challenge of poverty. Rather than addressing these issues in isolation, it argues that a holistic approach is crucial if we are to solve the crises we face today and avoid worse crises tomorrow.
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