UN World Water Development Report 2019: Leaving No One Behind

21 March 2019

The 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2019) entitled Leaving No One Behind seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social and economic inequities.

In an increasingly globalized world, the impacts of water-related decisions cross borders and affect everyone. Extreme events, environmental degradation, population growth, rapid urbanization, unsustainable and inequitable consumption patterns, conflicts and social unrest, and unprecedented migratory flows are among the interconnected pressures faced by humanity, often hitting those in vulnerable situations the hardest through their impacts on water.

Addressing the inequalities faced by disadvantaged groups requires tailored solutions that take account of the day-to-day realities of people and communities in vulnerable situations. Properly designed and adequately implemented policies, efficient and appropriate use of financial resources, as well as evidence-based knowledge on water resources and water-related issues are also vital to eliminating inequalities in access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Page count: 202 pages

Publication year: 2019

Published: UNESCO Paris


UN World Water Development Report 2019: Leaving No One Behind
English (pdf)

Executive Summary
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Main messages

Facts and Figures
English (pdf)


Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/un-world-water-development-report-2019-leaving-no-one-behind