WORLD WATER DAY 2020: WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change represents a profound threat and an unprecedented opportunity to invest in and transform water governance and management systems so humanity can thrive in an increasingly uncertain and variable future.
Water is part of the solution to climate change. There are many opportunities where water can help in the fight against climate change, among them:
– Producing and transporting water without generating emissions, with the development of facilities that use renewable energy sources.
– Recharging aquifers, preventing their salinization and ensuring the supply and survival of the resource.
– Regenerating water from wastewater, making it possible to reserve fresh water for future generations and make the most of water uses.
These are just some of the solutions and opportunities that the water sector can bring to the global climate crisis. But action plans must be integrated across all sectors of the economy and the environment, and coordinated across borders, to achieve safe and sustainable water management.
Almar Water Solutions, committed to this cause since its creation, has developed an illustrative video for World Water Day 2020 explaining all these solutions and how the water sector can contribute to increase climate resilience, improve ecosystem health and reduce the risk of water-related disasters.
Water is our most valuable resource; we must use it more responsibly and sustainably, and establish mechanisms to ensure socioeconomic development, food security and healthy ecosystems.
*Source: Climate Change and Water UN-Water Policy Brief