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What does resilient water management entail? Get updated guidance and solutions from water organizations across the globe by browsing our curated repository of tools, publications, and trainings.

Water Resilience Hub resources are organized under five guiding principles for comprehensive and sustainable resilience. Each section contains summaries of the materials on offer and their relevance to technical aspects of resilience in water provision or programming, along with quick links to the resources.

Asia and the Pacific is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world. The region accounts for 57% of global fatalities from natural hazards, most of them water related. Since 1970, natural hazards have killed more than 2 million people in Asia and the Pacific—an average of 41,373 lives per year. What can we do to build resilience and adaptive capacity?

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Lack of water supply and sanitation infrastructure is the biggest cause of time poverty for women and girls in low-income countries. They often bear the brunt of collecting water and caring for sick family members suffering from water-borne diseases. Yet the participation and inclusion of women in planning, designing, and delivering water infrastructure and services is low. How can we support and promote the engagement of marginalized groups in water management?

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An estimated 2.5 billion people, or 55% of the global population, will be living in urban areas by 2030. With global demand continuing to grow and the effects of climate change disrupting traditional water supplies, it is imperative to reimagine the way water is used, treated, and distributed. How can we develop environmentally sustainable circular water economies fit for 21st century societies?

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Weak governance and inefficient subsidies contribute to the massive wastage and misallocation of water resources. The agriculture sector, for example, consumes 70% of global freshwater. Good governance is critical for the effective delivery of water services and the sustainable management of water resources. What can we do to promote good governance and catalyze financing?

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The rapidly evolving digital and communications revolution is redefining what is possible for water resource management and service delivery. Technologies that provide data in real-time allow for better management of water networks and drastically reduce nonrevenue water levels. Earth observation technologies can improve water resources management and irrigation efficiency. How can water utilities efficiently and cost-effectively integrate smart water solutions?

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Hub resources are also searchable by material type.

Tools
Downloadable and web-based software and methodology resources for diagnosis
Publications
Up-to-date guidelines, reports, working papers, and research publications
Training
Webinars, online courses, and other training materials
Region and Country-Specific Learning
Innovative and context-specific solutions from Asia and the Pacific