New York, 31 August 2022 (TDI): The United Nations (UN) Water Conference 2023 will highlight and increase public awareness of water-related concerns.

Likewise, it will prioritize them in the global discourse. Moreover, the UN-Water Conference 2023, is going to serve the purpose to gain momentum regarding awareness amongst the masses.

Agenda of UN Water Conference

During the conference, the countries will discuss important matters related to water. These include access to clean water as acting now is essential to provide a stable and efficient response

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure their access to clean water. The UN has advocated that acting now is essential because a stable and efficient response to the COVID-19 pandemic depends on access to clean, fresh water.

Furthermore, even before the epidemic, the world was having trouble achieving the SDG 6 targets for access to clean water and sewerage. Sustainable Development Goal or SDG 6 is about “clean water and sanitation for all”.

It is pertinent to note that the predicament has gotten worse in the post-pandemic environment. Reportedly, upwards of 700 million people face the possibility of being displaced by water scarcity by 2030

While 2.2 billion people lack access to clean water, presently. Moving ahead, longer droughts are another factor impacting SDG 6 as they are occurring more frequently with the temperatures rising, and the weather becoming more unpredictable.

Rainfall, snowmelt, river flows, and groundwater availability and distribution are all directly impacted by this. A number of problems, such as pollution, are contributing to the already poor quality of available water.

Aside from that, the UN aims to urge at the conference that all stakeholders must launch initiatives to address the problems relating to water resources with rapid expedition.

Moreover, to guarantee that everyone has access to clean water, climate adaptation methods for managing water resources must be put into place.

Along these lines, with a population that is predicted to surpass 8 billion people by November of this year, the need for this is becoming more urgent.

This is because rising populations put additional strain on already-scarce resources and increase demand for water. Likewise, water scarcity has a number of negative knock-on effects in addition to being a crisis in and of itself.

However, if water-related goals and objectives set forth by international organizations are accomplished timely, such as those found in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the issue can be managed.