Stockholm International Water Institute: On the road to a water revolution
Global leaders don’t understand the gravity of the water crisis and are not equipped to tackle it, according to Dr Aromar Revi. As a lead expert in the Global Commission on the Economics of Water he is attending COP27 to convince governments and negotiators that they need to place water at the core of all climate policies.
“Today’s systems for water governance need a complete transformation since they are not suited for a world of radical environmental change,” Dr Aromar Revi said, expressing concern that water management could otherwise become overwhelmed and break down. Speaking at a press briefing in the COP27 Water Pavilion, he also warned that climate progress will be derailed if decision-makers fail to consider the connection between water and climate.
Lower-than-normal levels of rain have reduced crop yields this year across large parts of South and Southeast Asia, affecting farmers