Water is a precious resource, but it can also be a threat. We can have too much of it, or too little, or it may be too dirty to use. These issues affect the lives of many millions of people today. 

Map of the world with text The Geography of Future Water Challenges

On Tuesday August 28 2018, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented the book 'the geography of future water challenges' at the World Water Week in Stockholm. Water-related risks are increasing in many regions across the globe. Main drivers are rapid population growth and climate change. The online storyboard is based on the report and aims to increase the awareness of the urgent need to tackle the challenges ahead. 

The storyboard is divided in three parts:

  1. Setting the scene
  2. Mapping hot spots
  3. Bending the trend

    The report and website was commissioned by Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. The report is executed by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assesment Agency in collaboration with Deltares, Wagening University & Research, IVM Institute for Environmental Studies, IHE Delft, Clingendael Institute, Utrecht University and Blueland Consultancy. 

    For questions and comments, contact PBL Netherlands Environmental Assesment Agency via info@pbl.nl or @nlenvironagency.

    This was originally published on the website of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency