New report offers guidance for global water and green growth policies

April 15, 2015

DAEGU, South Korea — Launched at the seventh World Water Forum, the report offers guidance on the development and implementation of water and green growth policies by combining various alternatives based on community-, state- and market-centered approaches.

DAEGU, South Korea — The Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) and the World Water Council, together with representatives from the seventh Forum National Committee, are urging political leaders to move forward with the approaches highlighted in the “Water and Green Growth” report to push their nations toward more sustainable, economic growth, according to a press release.

The report, launched at the seventh World Water Forum and set within the context of the post-2015 development agenda, offers guidance on the development and implementation of water and green growth policies by combining various alternatives based on community-, state- and market-centered approaches, stated the release.

Methods highlighted within the report, in light of the “water crises” as the top societal risks around the world in the next decade, aim to create opportunities and reduce risks, while keeping in mind economic, social and environmental issues, reported the release.

“We are calling for a new framework which sets water as a means to steer economies and societies toward more resilience while meeting the soaring demands for food, transport, housing, energy and water,” said World Water Council President Benedito Braga.

The report was launched in a “Special Focus Section” at the seventh World Water Forum on April 13, noted the release.

You can find the release here.

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