Water security is important for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being and socio-economic development. Safeguarding sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable water as well as ensuring protection against water risks rests on a number of elements including natural processes, infrastructure, institutions and governance.
Water insecurity is growing due to rising global water demands, climate change, urbanisation and environmental degradation. Growing water scarcity, variability, and poor water quality are impacting sustainable development in a number of ways, undermining economic productivity and human well-being. Household water insecurity is a key challenge for combatting disease, including the current Covid-19 pandemic.
The Water Security Learning Journey will support knowledge and understanding around these issues across FCDO.
For more information about this Learning Journey, please contact Rachel Cooper, (University of Birmingham), Lead Researcher, at [email protected].
Reading Pack: Tackling the Global Water Crisis: The Role of Water Footprints and Water Stewardship
K4D Helpdesk Report 857
Water Finance and Nature-based solutions
Dr Rachel Cooper and Dr John H. Matthews
21 August 2020
K4D Helpdesk Report 813
Nature-based solutions for water security
11 June 2020
K4D Helpdesk Report 803
Water Security beyond Covid-19
K4D Helpdesk Report 826
Water for the Urban Poor and Covid-19
4 May 2020
Infographics/social media graphics
Ways to improve water security and climate change adaptation
Pandemic preparedness and building back better
Please note that this Learning Journey is currently ongoing so this webpage will be updated throughout.