Water is likely to be an important natural resource of the future, on which the future development scenarios of numerous developing and developed countries will depend quite significantly. Thus, it is essential to identify what are likely to be major drivers of change for the water sector during the post-2030 period, and then assess possible modifications in water planning and management so that these changes can be successfully incorporated in water planning and management practices and processes.
A project is being formulated on the “Future of World’s Waters” by the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico.
The main objective of the project is to assess the water futures of the world beyond 2030, based on the best scientific knowledge and professional expertise available at present from different parts of the world, different institutions, representing different disciplines, academia and the public and the private sectors.
A series of issue-specific and regional-specific studies will be carried out by different groups of well-known international experts and a series of workshops will be organised in order to discuss and assess the results periodically.
All these activities are expected to result in authoritative books which will be published by major international publishers such as Springer and Routledge.