The book "Battle for water" describes the past/current/upcoming global conflicts and wars over water and solutions to end these.
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The Diplomatic Council has published the book "Battle for water". Meticulous and months-long researches have been carried out to finalize this book. It includes all vital information about our precious asset water, the global conflicts and wars over water, suggestions on how to mitigate or even end these conflicts and wars, advice and tips how to safe water, etc.
The author of this book is touring in Germany to present this book and give lectures on this topic. The focus of this book: in earlier times, wars have been fought over oil but in future, wars will be fought over water because within the next years/decades water will be an even more scarce commodity due to the climate change. It takes joint forces on a global scale in order to prevent these upcoming wars. Water scarcity is not only responsible for wars between states and continents but it also takes away the basis of life for humans and animals, it causes hunger and leads to displacements and streams of refugees.
Many people, in particular, in the first world countries, take water for granted. They have it in abundance and are not aware of the problems and fights over wars. They know about the problems in some regions of the worlds such as Africa but it is too far away from them. They do not appreciate water as one of the most precious goods that humans have. Hence, they spend it too freely. In many cases, water is polluted because of ignorance, unawareness and greed. This book is intended to inform and teach people to no longer ignore the problems and take actions in their personal lives.
Municipalities, Communities, Cities, Authorities, Politicians
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
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