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Priority global water-research questions for the looming climate crisis


water@leeds recently published an article in the One Earth Journal showcasing a list of six priority global water research themes for the coming decade, outputs from a global scoping exercise.

These six thematic domains include water and sanitation for human settlements; water and sanitation safety risk management; water security and scarcity; hydroclimate-ecosystem-Anthropocene dynamics; multi-level governance; and knowledge production.

The thematic areas spanning across scales and levels of water governance offer a multi-scalar framework for guiding the nature of water research in the coming decades. Most importantly, they indicate across all levels how global water security presents a complex problem for human societies and will become more acute as the impacts of climate change escalate.

This Water Day COP27 webinar organised in collaboration with the Water Security Hub and the Priestley International Centre for Climate will bring together experts from multiple disciplines and geographical locations working on various scales to identify how water security at these different scales is impacted by climate change and how the six priority water research themes are at the core of adaptation to climate change.