Water is a promising area of cooperation and aligns well with the IORA’s principles of equality, integrity, coexistence and mutual benefit. Water Resources measured both in terms of availability (e.g., adequacy, timeliness etc.) and quality (pollution, safe drinking water, salinity of coastal aquifers etc.) have impacted the lives and livelihoods of IORA countries.
This background note provides insights on the challenges of the IORA region and highlights the areas of discussion and deliberations during the IORA Water Conference held on 6th September 2017 at New Delhi. The key highlights of this Paper include:
- The Indian Ocean
- Issue and Challenges in the Region of IORA
- Water Scarcity in IORA region
- Building a Water Secure Economy in IORA
- Depiction of Sessions for IORA Conference on Water Security and Sustainability