The absence and presence of water, exacerbated by climate change, can have direct implications on global security. The frequency, severity, duration, and timing of extreme weather events, including floods and droughts, can lead to loss of crops, displacement of people, damage to infrastructure, and disease outbreaks.
Furthermore, globalization, urbanization, and just-in-time supply chains are making global society more vulnerable to climate-induced disruptions. These disruptions can lead to complex and cascading impacts on communities and economies.
Water and climate insecurity threatens life, livelihoods, and prosperity. It is imperative that we address the global water and climate security challenges today and build resilience to the growing risks in the future.