The 2023 United Nations World Water Development Report on Partnerships and Cooperation assesses the nature and role of partnerships and cooperation among stakeholders in water resources management and development and their role in accelerating progress towards water goals and targets.
According to the report, water scarcity affects around 2.2 billion people worldwide, and this number is expected to increase in the coming years due to climate change, population growth, and urbanization. The report emphasizes the importance of conserving and managing water resources to ensure their availability for future generations.
The report provides a roadmap for achieving the water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include ensuring access to clean water and sanitation for all, protecting water ecosystems, and improving water governance. The report calls for increased collaboration between stakeholders, including governments, civil society, and the private sector, to work towards these goals.