Can water productivity improvements save us from global water scarcity?

Aug 19 2021


Agriculture is essential to achieving food security and supporting livelihoods and economies. Population increase, unsustainable production and consumption patterns, and climate change are critical drivers for increasing water stress.

Urgent responses are required to improve agriculture water management, well integrated with other competitive sectors, particularly in water scarce regions. Sustainable water management is indispensable for climate-resilient growth and environmental integrity – unsustainable water management has devastating effects for people, economies and the environment.

A new White Paper “Can water productivity improvements save us from global water scarcity?” by the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG), provides key guiding recommendations towards more resilient and sustainable agricultural water us.
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Source: UN-Water