- Water decisions are not made in isolation and are impacted by issues of power, stakeholders and other factors such as energy supplies and economic growth
- Need to understand how these considerations interact so we can help ensure water gets the attention it deserves in decision making
In countries around the world, water resources are under pressure from numerous chronic and acute sources. Problems such as overuse and contamination persist despite decades of sustained attention from governments, researchers, international organizations and civil society. Improving governance is necessary, but the crucial role of external social, economic and political drivers and forces that operate beyond national borders yet impact governance within countries must be accounted for more effectively.