The Nature Conservancy & C40 Release Urban Water Blueprint

Today, The Nature Conservancy released a report analyzing the state of water resources for 530 cities worldwide. The report – Urban Water Blueprint: Mapping Conservation Solutions to the Global Water Challenge – and interactive websitewere done in partnership with C40 and the International Water Association, and offer recommendations for how to revitalize strained water resources and improve water quality.

Additionally, the C40 Research Team published a feature highlighting the water stresses that C40 cities face. Notably, 27 percent of C40 cities are currently experiencing water stress, but that C40 cities that have conducted water stress vulnerability and risk assessments take 55 percent more action towards better water managment.

“This report addresses a critical issue facing mayors in cities around the world: access to clean and adequate water supplies,” said C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. “The growth of urban populations, coupled with incidences of sudden climate stress and long-term land degradation of drinking watersheds, pose increasing risks to urban water supply with serious implications for the future health and well-being of urban residents. Without water, cities cannot thrive.”

The report notes that one in four of the world’s largest cities – which account for more —> Read More Here


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