The World Bank is committed to assisting countries meet their economic growth and poverty reduction targets based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Particularly, water resource management is tackled in SDG 6.5, but other SDGs and targets require water resource management for their achievement. Accordingly, the Bank has a major interest in helping countries achieve water security through sound and robust water resource management.
Practically every development challenge of the 21st century – food security, managing rapid urbanization, energy security, environmental protection, adapting to climate change – requires urgent attention to water resources management. This website features data on water withdrawals by country, as well as events and reports on water resources management.