Water

Support for water security and water resources protection through transboundary Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Water resources underpin every part of peoples’ livelihoods. Both water quality and quantity continue to deteriorate under drivers of change such as mining, waste-water treatment works, industry, urbanisation, the spread of alien invasive plants and agriculture. Climate change is likely to profoundly affect water resources as the predicted increasing temperatures affect water storage (including in the soil) through evapotranspiration and an increase in extreme events (floods and droughts).