World Water Development Report 2021
|Department||UN-Water & UNESCO WWAP|
|Author||UN-Water & UNESCO WWAP|
|Publisher||UN-Water & UNESCO WWAP|
The 2021 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (UN WWDR 2021) entitled ‘Valuing Water ’ groups current methodologies and approaches to the valuation of water into five interrelated perspectives: valuing water sources, in situ water resources and ecosystems; valuing water infrastructure for water storage, use, reuse or supply augmentation; valuing water services, mainly drinking water, sanitation and related human health aspects; valuing water as an input to production and socio-economic activity, such as food and agriculture, energy and industry, business and employment; and other sociocultural values of water, including recreational, cultural and spiritual attributes. These are complemented with experiences from different global regions; opportunities to reconcile multiple values of water through more integrated and holistic approaches to governance; approaches to financing; and methods to address knowledge, research and capacity needs.
UNESCO i-WSSM has supported UNESCO-WWAP to publish the Korean executive summary of the report since 2017.
The full version and Korean executive summary of WWDR 2021 are available at: https://www.unwater.org/publications/un-world-water-development-report-2021/