Access to fresh water is a basic human right and a critical sustainable development challenge. As competing demands for water continue to rise (across agriculture, households, energy, industrial use, ecosystems, etc.), the effects of climate change are exacerbating the challenges associated with water quality and availability. This situation creates new risks for businesses, governments, communities and the environment.

In 2016, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report identified water as the biggest societal and economic risk in terms of impact through 2025.

How we are meeting the challenge

To achieve Sustainable Development Goal number 6 - ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all - businesses can offer sustainable water solutions via the goods, services and technologies they provide, and through innovative collaboration models.


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Liaison Delegate Meeting 2017

27 - 30 March, 2017,
 Montreux, Switzerland

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Water: Risk, Opportunity and Sustainability 2017

5 April, 2017
, London, United Kingdom

Council Member Meeting 2017

16 - 20 October, 2017
, Mexico City, Mexico
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Impact on Sustainable Development Goals

The Water Cluster’s business solutions directly contribute to Sustainable Development Goals 6 (ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) and 14 (conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development), while being connected to many of the other goals on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.