An underground source of water
A change of climate (the average weather) which is:
Action or planning undertaken to respond to the impacts of climate change which we are currently experiencing as well as to prepare for future impacts 1
A community of living organisms that are living and interacting with nonliving components in their environment
The increase in average temperature of the air near the surface of Earth over the past 100-200 years, mainly due to human activity. 2
Cross-disciplinary coordination of water, land and related resources in a river basin, watershed or catchment to achieve long-term sustainability. 3
Collective or interdisciplinary development and management of water, land, and related resources which would support economic development without compromising the environment 4
Actions to protect, manage and restore ecosystems or natural infrastructure to address societal challenges such as the changing climate 5
The land between the start ("source") and the end ("mouth") of a river, including all the areas that drain into the river. 6
Across borders, both between countries or between regions in a country
Water in this context refers to the water supplied for our use, and how it is treated.
Sanitation in this context refers to the treatment and disposal of sewage and wastewater.
Water demand management aims to achieve efficient water use via water savings and conservation efforts.
A set of water laws, policies and programmes adopted by a country or state to develop and manage its water resources to meet the current and future needs of its population 7
Human wellbeing: The reliable and sustainable access to an acceptable quantity and quality of water in a population for basic needs such as drinking, sanitation, and hygiene
Ecosystems: Ecosystems are preserved to ensure that they are able to provide resources such as freshwater 8
Economic development: The availability of adequate water supplies for food production, energy production, industry, transport, and tourism