The WMO State of Global Water Resources Report 2022 highlights the critical state of the hydrological cycle due to climate change and human activities. It emphasises the adverse impacts of droughts and extreme rainfall on both lives and economies. The report identifies melting snow, ice, and glaciers as significant contributors to floods and long-term water insecurity for millions of people. The report’s authors stress the need for improved monitoring, data-sharing, cross-border collaboration, and assessments of water resources to facilitate investments in this vital area. The report extensively assesses global water resources, integrating field observations, satellite-based remote sensing data, and numerical modelling simulations for evaluating water resources globally.


Read the press release and access the report from the World Meteorological Organisation


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