‘As water scarcity is increasing in many areas, triggered by both climate and social changes, amongst other drivers, it is important that we pay more attention to how we manage water that we have. In this context, groundwater may be particularly important. It may provide a good source of water for drinking water supply and irrigation particularly regions where it is underutilised at present – such as Africa or Central Asia. ‘
Statement at the High-level Event on interlinkages between Water and Climate Action.
Organized by the Permanent Mission of Tajikistan, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and with the support of UN-Water.
UN Headquarters, New York, 27 March 2019