Water Security & Resilience

    Water security


    Water is an increasingly scarce resource. More than 2.2 billion people have no access to water and more We than 4.2 billion to sanitation. These figures show the extent of persistent inequalities.

    Water security can be defined as :

     The availability of the resource in sufficient quantity and quality to ensure socio-economic development, livelihoods, health and ecosystems".

    The World Water Council works to ensure that access to water and sanitation is recognised worldwide as a fundamental right by the international community.

    Water security requires an adapted and equitable governance of water resources, taking into account geographical and political specificities.

    This theme will be at the heart of the debates during the next Dakar Forum, which will be designed around "Water security for peace and development".


    Strategic actions

    • Regularly assess water resources and monitor their use
    • Bring together different public policies
    • Raise awareness on water security