Skip to main content

Pakistan floods show global security hinges on water security

by Futures Centre, Apr 15
1 minute read

Even the most alarming statistics can’t convey the extent of the lasting harm done by the Pakistan floods to so many lives and communities. The floods hit the lowest-income and most vulnerable, washing away entire villages and the infrastructure that served them. The damage will cost at least $16.3 billion to fix.

leafless tree on body of water during daytime

So what?

Water extremes and emergencies are the new norms around the world. Water security underpins food security, human health, and economic development. Improving the resilience of global water systems against climate change-related disruption of the scale seen in Pakistan is a matter of human security.



by Futures Centre Spotted 1994 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Join discussion

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.