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The United Nations World Water Development Report 2021- VALUING WATER

The 2021 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (UN WWDR 2021) entitled ‘Valuing Water ’ groups current methodologies and approaches to the valuation of water into five interrelated perspectives: valuing water sources, in situ water resources and ecosystems; valuing water infrastructure for water storage, use, reuse or supply augmentation; valuing water services, mainly drinking water, sanitation and related human health aspects; valuing water as an input to production and socio-economic activity, such as food and agriculture, energy and industry, business and employment; and other sociocultural values of water, including recreational, cultural and spiritual attributes. These are complemented with experiences from different global regions; opportunities to reconcile multiple values of water through more integrated and holistic approaches to governance; approaches to financing; and methods to address knowledge, research and capacity needs.

27 March 2024

UN Water

Making Every Drop Count

“Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water Action” presents many recommendations as part of an Outcome Report from the High Level Panel on Water, which was convened in January 2016 by the United Nations Secretary-General and the World Bank Group President.

27 March 2024

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and World Bank

The Global Assessment of Private Sector Impacts on Water

This report reveals how industry practices are driving five critical threats to global freshwater systems – groundwater depletion, metal contamination, plastic pollution, water diversion and transfer and eutrophication.

12 April 2022

Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan Team

Valuing Water: A Conceptual Framework for Making Better Decisions Impacting Water

The Valuing Water Initiative has developed a conceptual framework for better decisions impacting water.

10 March 2022

The Valuing Water Initiative

Financial implications of addressing water-related externalities in the packaged meat industry

The global consumer staples sector, including the packaged meat industry, faces a $200 billion impact from water scarcity and is the most exposed of all sectors to water risk.

08 December 2021

Jenna Stewart, Paul Reig

Financial implications of addressing water-related externalities in the apparel sector

The apparel industry withdraws over 215 billion cubic meters of water annually, which is equivalent to the total annual water withdrawals of Indonesia in 2017.

08 December 2021

Jenna Stewart, Paul Reig

Water risk in the ICT sector: the case for action

This highlights the risk water poses to business continuity and supply chain resilience in the ICT sector.

27 May 2021

Alliance for Water Stewardship, Responsible Business Alliance, WWF