Water Resources Security is key for sustainable development. Water experts and practitioners are aware that the reliable supply of water in an acceptable quality is not only necessary for supplying domestic users, agriculture and industries. The development of our communities depend on water, and so do ecosystems, which provide vital services to us.
Development policies often react to megatrends and the overarching political agenda, adopting crucial issues such as climate change, displacement and migration, food security and economic development. The Water Resources Security Framework gives a structure for highlighting the diversity of water approaches and tools and how they contribute to water related impacts, but also to these impacts beyond water. To give one example, the concept helps to draw the impact chain from climate resilience to water related outcomes such as providing water for healthy ecosystems and further to the level of activities, for example improved monitoring systems.