Global Water Security
Services offered for water security include:
- Lectures on water security and sustainable water management.
- Support for water foot-printing, embedded water and impacts.
- Strategies for integrated water resources management.
- Holistic modelling approaches from Cloud to Coast (C2C).
- Water conservation, re-use and ecosystems services.
Roger has more recently developed a passion for Global Water Security and is increasingly involved in supporting issues and opportunities relating to water security, particularly at a global scale.
Roger has more recently developed a passion for Global Water Security and is increasingly involved in global water security supporting issues and opportunities relating to water security, particularly at a global scale.
The UN defines water security as “the capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being, and socio-economic development, for ensuring protection against water-borne pollution and water-related disasters, and for preserving ecosystems in a climate of peace and political stability” (UN-Water, 2013).
This definition, along with the challenges of delivering global water security, are consistent with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015), and particularly those relating to water: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/.
Roger regularly gives lectures and media interviews on the topic, focusing on: the challenges of population growth and the need for more efficient use of resources; the water-food-energy nexus; water stress; blue, green and grey water; the water footprint, both internal and external; integrated water resources management; the price of water; ecosystems services; and the need for a more holistic approach to hydro-environmental modelling.