World Bank: What the Future Has in Store - A New Paradigm for Water Storage
As climate extremes escalate, water storage is becoming an increasingly vital tool for adapting to climate change, as well as other water-related challenges.
From the World Bank, the new report What the Future Has in Store: A New Paradigm for Water Storage is an appeal to practitioners at every level, both public and private, and across sectors, to come together to champion integrated water storage solutions - natural, built, and hybrid - to meet a range of human, economic, and environmental needs for the 21st century.
From drought at one end of the spectrum to intense flooding at the other, populations worldwide are experiencing climate events that are leaving a trail of human suffering, economic loss and instability, and environmental destruction in their wake. In some parts of the world, extreme weather is erasing decades of gains in human development in a matter of days.
Closing storage gaps will require a spectrum of economic sectors and stakeholders to develop and drive multi‐sectoral solutions. The proposed integrated water storage planning framework is grounded in sustainable development and climate resilience, with the potential to pay dividends for people, economies, and environments for generations.
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