Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7 - ESCWA

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Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: 2030 Agenda, Natural resource sustainability, Inclusive development, Population dynamics & migration

Initiatives: RICCAR, Older persons

SDGs: Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Keywords: Jordan, Population, Population dynamics, Social development, Sustainable development, Water, Yemen

Overcoming Population Vulnerability to Water Scarcity in the Arab Region: Population and Development Report Issue No. 7

January 2015

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a cross-thematic agenda that offers a unique opportunity to approach the issue of water scarcity in an integrated way. In this context, the Population and Development Report No. 7 looks at the nexus between water scarcity and population dynamics and advocates the development of integrated sustainable development policies fully incorporating population dynamics as a means to overcome vulnerability to water scarcity and ensure human well-being for all.

It stresses the urgency of a people-centred approach to development policies that support the resilience-building efforts of specific sociodemographic groups whose vulnerability is developed or exacerbated in the context of increasing water scarcity. The report also offers a range of measures to reinforce resilience and improve the adaptive capacity of the groups most vulnerable to water scarcity in the Arab region.

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