This year, World Water Day coincides with the UN 2023 Water Conference (22-24 March) — the first to take place in almost 30 years. It will bring together national governments, specialised agencies, organisations, and other stakeholders in conversations around the increasingly desperate water and sanitation crisis.
Water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource. This is due to rising demand driven by industry, population growth, energy, and changes in the global population’s diet. But it’s not just about ensuring access to water and sanitation. The success of the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is underpinned by a well-managed water cycle.
With governments needing to work on average four times faster to meet SDG6 on time, everyone must act in order to accelerate change.
Many businesses are focusing on water as part of their environmental sustainability targets. As water stress begins to impact previously unaffected parts of the world, organisations are not just looking their operations but beyond to their global supply chain.