The world is increasingly turning its attention to the issue of water scarcity. Many countries
face water scarcity as a fundamental challenge to their economic and social development; by
2030 over a third of the world population will be living in river basins that will have to cope
with significant water stress, including many of the countries and regions that drive global
economic growth.
Across the globe, policy makers, civil society and the business sector are increasingly
becoming aware of the challenge facing global water resources, and the need to carefully
manage these resources. Progress has been limited, however, and overall too slow. One
missing piece has been the lack of a rigorous analytical framework to facilitate decision-making
and investment into the sector, particularly on measures of efficiency and water productivity.

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2030 Water Resources Group

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