Resilience, nutrition and equity: We need progress on SDGs and the answers are all ‘under water’

As the world struggles to lay out a path to feed its growing population, “Water for Society – Including All” is certainly an aspirational goal. This was the theme for this year’s World Water Week and it is a theme well suited to the current discourse around the 2030 agenda. The opening messages were stark. It was a clarion call that time is running out, and that our food, environment and equity futures are all bound by our choices on water, and particularly on agricultural water.

“Climate Change is Water Change,” Torgny Holmgren, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) executive director said. “We have two options: give into the gloom and doom or be encouraged with the determination to find solutions.”