WWDR4 - Module 3: Challenge Areas and Regional Reports
The Challenge Area Reports and Regional Reports that make up Module 3 are prepared directly by UN-Water agencies (See table below).
They are the principal source of substantive content for the WWDR4 – its so-called knowledge base. Their messages and conclusions guide the selection of material for the baseline summary in Module 1, which highlights emerging trends, recent developments and geographic hotspots.
The Challenge Area Reports and Regional Reports also feed into Module 2, which draws heavily on them for examples of how various stakeholders are managing water under uncertainty and risk today, and what needs to be done in the future.
|Challenge Areas Reports||Lead Agencies|
|State of the resource: Quantity/Distribution||UNESCO|
|State of the resource: Quality||UNEP|
|Food and agriculture||FAO – IFAD|
|Allocating water||UNESCO-UNESCO IHE|
|Investing in infrastructure, its maintenance and operation||World Bank|
|Institutions for sustainable development||UNDP|
|Developing knowledge and capacity||UNU – UNESCO-IHE – UNW-DPC|
|Impact of desertification, land degradation and drought on water resources||UNCCD|
|Regional Reports||Lead Agencies|
|Africa||UNECA – WWAP|
|Western Asia/Arab Region||ESCWA|