Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

Transforming water-scarce cities through collaboration

Population growth, economic expansion, and climate change are increasing the pressures on limited water supplies in cities around the world.

Cities house a growing number of the world’s population, and current estimates show that the future of humanity looks ever more urban.

The World Bank’s Water Scarce Cities (WSC) Initiative offers a holistic perspective to urban water security. The initiative is working towards shifting mindsets across the world, demystifying urban water management, and engaging with water scarce cities to develop concrete solutions.

Learn more about the Water Scarce Cities (WSC) Initiative.