FAO and UNCCD launch briefing note on water security and combatting drought

Water scarcity is already widespread and remains on the rise: it is found in nearly every region in the world.
Around 36% of the world’s population is currently living in water-scarce regions. A recently launched publication, by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), shows that avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation have positive long-term gains in water security.

As land degradation and water scarcity are closely linked, and water is the most disruptive element in the on-going climate change crisis, how land is managed plays a major role in taming this disruption.