World Water Development Report Calls For More Nature-Based Solutions To Prevent Global Water Shortages
The Guardian: Water shortages could affect 5bn people by 2050, U.N. report warns
“More than five billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand, and polluted supplies, according to a U.N. report on the state of the world’s water. The comprehensive annual study warns of conflict and civilizational threats unless actions are taken to reduce the stress on rivers, lakes, aquifers, wetlands, and reservoirs. The World Water Development Report … says positive change is possible, particularly in the key agricultural sector, but only if there is a move towards nature-based solutions that rely more on soil and trees than steel and concrete…” (Watts, 3/19).