Fact Sheets on Key Water Issues in the ESCWA Region - ESCWA

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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDPD/2010/Technical Paper.2


Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Natural resource sustainability, Natural resource sustainability, Climate change, Natural resource sustainability

SDGs: Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 13: Climate Action

Keywords: Arab countries, Climate change, Food security, Health, Natural disasters, Sanitation, Shared water resources, Water quality management, Water supply

Fact Sheets on Key Water Issues in the ESCWA Region

January 2010

This document contains fact sheets on important water challenges facing the Arab region. For example, climate change is one of the challenges that affects the availability of water resources, and the rise of water-related disasters. In addition, sanitation is a major challenge given the rapid growth in economic and social development. Also, the water demand is increasing in the agricultural, domestic and industrial sectors, yet the Arab countries witness water scarcity as many of them are listed among the poorest in freshwater resources.

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