Water is the single most important natural resource, but the latest statistics show that one in three people globally lacks access to safe drinking water. Of the global population, nearly half (3.6 billion) do not have safely managed sanitation in their home, and some 2.2 billion people, or 29% of the world’s population, live in areas that are predicted to experience some level of inundation during a 1-in-100-year flood event.
This is exacerbated by worsening climate impacts, and complicated by other issues, from poverty to gender inequality, growing populations and expanding cities.
The water crisis looks different from region to region. From record heatwaves in the western hemisphere causing a dearth of water reserves, to booming populations and flood risk resulting in the need for frugal management of water reserves and increased resilience in the east, no one solution will work across the globe.Read our report
Our report, “Taming the current” presents real-world solutions to these impacts from fifteen experts across the RSK group.
Learn what they have to say by reading our report.Learn more