World Water Forum 2015: Switzerland campaigning for sustainable use of water resources (Swiss Federal Council)

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(Source: Swiss Federal Council) Pressure on drinking water resources is increasing worldwide. Climate change, population growth, urbanisation, industrial and agricultural usage and changing dietary habits together with other factors are causing water to become an increasingly scarce commodity, and the number of conflicts sparked by shared water resources has also grown. By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in regions where the demand for water exceeds the available resources. This will have a negative impact on local economies and social cohesion and will be a potential cause of conflict. Water is both a human right and a shared…

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