Climate change

Building trust, growing resilience 2030 WRG Annual Report 2019

The world is running out of water. If we keep using freshwater as we are now—as though it were an unlimited resource and a dumping ground for untreated waste—we will experience a global freshwater shortfall of 40% by 2030.

Indeed, parts of the world are already experiencing this, either permanently or seasonally. Yet few countries are equipped to meet the challenge of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030, as set out by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6).