Liquid Assets at Risk

A global call to action for addressing climate change's impact on our water resources

A boy drinks water from a tap, Afghanistan
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The link between climate change and water security is profound and multifaceted. The safety and reliability of our water and sanitation systems are increasingly compromised by extreme weather events. Rising temperatures, drought, floods and cyclones all place enormous pressure on water resources and can damage or destroy water and sanitation infrastructure. The effect is devastating for our economies, natural environments, and human lives. 

The need for comprehensive and coordinated action on water security has never been more urgent. Ahead of COP28, this Call to Action highlights the ways in which businesses and governments can work together to invest in sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services as an essential first line of defense against the impacts of climate change. 

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