In their latest video – The International Water Association (IWA) puts together facts and figures related to water scarcity in an incredibly compelling manner. Water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population. Severe water scarcity and drought in Africa, Asia and Latin America impact four billion people daily. The World Economic Forum ranks water security as the top global risk facing societies, economies and businesses over the next decade.
To act upon this unique opportunity IWA and the Australian Water Partnership are inviting 200 leaders from the public and private sector, including ministers, business leaders, scientists and civil society, to take part in a historical summit: the world’s first multi-stakeholder Water Scarcity and Drought Summit on 10 October 2016 in Brisbane as part of the World Water Congress and Exhibition.
The Summit will launch the world’s first public-private action-agenda solely dedicated to water scarcity and drought: #DroughtAction. It will enable participating countries, organisations and water-dependent companies to discuss and agree what needs to be done in order to meet key elements of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.