New report ‘Turning the Tide: A Call to Collective Action’
The Global Commission on the Economics of Water released a new report ‘Turning the Tide: A Call to Collective Action’ in March 2023.
The report is a culmination of several years of research and analysis, and it paints a grim picture of the future if we fail to act decisively. The report states that by 2040, nearly 600 million people could face water scarcity, with the situation being particularly dire in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.
The report identifies several factors that are contributing to this crisis, including population growth, climate change, and pollution. It also highlights the challenges faced by marginalized communities, who often bear the brunt of water scarcity.
The report makes several recommendations for how we can turn the tide and avoid a water crisis. This independent and diverse group of eminent policymakers and researchers reveals a seven-point call to collective action including:
- Manage the global water cycle as a global common good, to be protected collectively and in the interests of all
- Cease under-pricing water
- Establish Just Water Partnerships (JWPs) to enable investments in water access, resilience and sustainability
- Reshape multilateral governance of water
To find more, read the full report here.