MORE ON WATER SCARCITY SOLUTIONS
World Water Week is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and was most recently held in September 2013. The event has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991, and every year attracts over 200 collaborating organizations in addition to individuals from around the globe who present their findings at its scientific workshops. Find out about 2030 WRG’s role at last year’s event by subscribing to our newsletter on the Group’s main page.
The 2030 Water Resources Group produced a set of Knowledge Tools to raise awareness about the water scarcity challenge among decision makers, companies and communities. This journey started with the publication of Charting our Water Future in 2009 and was followed by the publication of a Pilot Catalogue of Water Use Efficiency Measures in 2012, each time in collaboration with strategic partners and water experts. In August 2013, together with water experts at Ove Arup we published the Managing Water Use in Scarce Environments Catalogue, upon which this site is built.
The World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas Map aggregates scores of 12 key indicators in 15,000 catchments around the world. It is a useful tool for companies, investors, and governments alike. The WRI itself created this useful tool as part of its mission to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
The Food and Agriculture Organization produced a report in 2012 aiming to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. It includes criteria and principles that should be used to establish priorities for action and ensure effective and efficient water scarcity coping strategies. One particularly relevant case study on the topic include the Punjab, India example.