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SIDS Resilience to Climate Change through Water…

SIDS Resilience to Climate Change through Water Security: Towards SDGs and SAMOA Pathway Achievement (UN 2023 Water Conference Side Event)
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Ensuring Water Security in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is an existential issue. Over 70% of SIDS face a risk of water shortage which increases to as much as 91% in the lowest altitude. SIDS mainly depend on groundwater and rainwater harvesting, which make them highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Groundwater resources are at risk of pollution, depletion, and saltwater intrusion.
This event contributes to the theme "Water for Climate, Resilience and Environment" and the Water Action Decade by advocating for the upscaling of science-based strategies for water security and climate adaptation in SIDS.