As of 2008, more than a billion people lack safe water and 2.6 billion lacked access to sanitation worldwide. However, numerous technologies and approaches exist to provide access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). In this report from the Pacific Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP), the authors evaluate 120 resources in the WASH sector and finds significant gaps. They recommend the development of a comprehensive decision-making tool to assist practitioners in evaluating and identifying the best technology or approach to meet their particular WASH needs.
2019 was a critical year for climate and water. Major events – from hurricanes to droughts and brushfires – highlight that climate’s impacts are being felt now and that the world needs to take action to build resilience while also accelerating action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Agricultural workers are expected to be some of the worst affected from the projected impacts of climate change, resulting in sixty percent of work hours lost due to heat stress in 2030. Climate change will also significantly the water cycle, introducing greater uncertainty into agricultural supply chain operations.
While California recognized the Human Right to Water in 2012, many communities still lack access to safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water. In order to address this complex challenge, lawmakers and regulators need a shared understanding of current access and ongoing obstacles.
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