Water security is the ability of a community to access quality water for life sustaining and economic uses. This is associated with sustainability and efforts to reduce water pollution while keeping water usage to sustainable levels. Water security is also associated with fairness and using water resources in ways that maximize benefits to a community. Water tends to be a source of political conflict. As such, a core goal of water security is to resolve water issues in a peaceful fashion that contributes to the stability of regions. Water is essential to cities, agriculture, mining, industry and ecosystems. About 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered in water. However, only 1.2% of the planet's water is fresh water from surface sources.
The capacity of a population to safeguard equitable access to water for cities, agriculture and economic purposes in a way that is environmentally sustainable, peaceful and resilient.
InequitiesConflictHunger and Malnutrition Ecological destructionWater-related disasters such as droughtPovertyDesertificationWater pollution
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