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The Water Report 2016

At the core of SIWI’s work is building and sharing knowledge about water and development issues. This report has three main sections. In Water, migration and how they are interlinked we raise an issue that is central to the ongoing migration crisis in the Middle East and Europe.

In Connecting the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement through water we show the role water plays as a connector in the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement, and how it is a common denominator for most of the SDGs.

The final section, Water for sustainable growth, puts the spotlight on the theme of the 2016 World Water Week. We show how water is a key ingredient in developing and maintaining sustainable cities, ecosystems and economies. Access to good quality freshwater will enable progress and job creation, a lack of it – or too much of it – will slow down or inhibit sustainable growth.