4.1.2. What challenges are water systems facing?
Contemporary challenges to both natural and managed water systems are related to past decisions and choices in terms of how we value water. In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a more sustainable future by 2030. To achieve these goals we have to make decisions on how we value water. SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation) and SDG 14 (Life below water) speak specifically to water-related issues; but so does for example SDG 11, which promotes Sustainable Cities and Communities.
In the clip below Carola argues that decisions about water systems, from building for energy generation, drinking water, agriculture or shipping, are all related to values. Values that we need to change from resistance to resilience.
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