In all parts of Earth, we are witnessing climate change through water. Unfortunately, climate-driven water challenges are already impacting people’s access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)—with the most vulnerable disproportionately affected.
As such, dozens of water stewardship advocates have joined together to declare universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene as critical to making humanity more resilient to the near-term impacts of climate change. Today, during COP27 in Egypt, DuPont joined the CEO Water Mandate, Water Resilience Coalition, WASH4Work initiative, and nearly 50 other corporations and WASH experts in signing the COP27 Business Declaration on Climate Resilient Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The intent of the Declaration is to share a unified belief that, despite making humans more resilient in the face of climate change, rising global temperatures are putting SDG-6 and universal access to WASH at risk.
As a signer of the Declaration, DuPont believes that:
Our need to optimize our water supplies—to adapt to impacts of climate change now while preparing for an even more water-constrained future—could not be more urgent.
The water sector will be critical to solving this challenge—innovating numerous ways to purify, conserve, reuse, transport, store, and analyze this precious resource. At the same time, climate resilience needs to be a fundamental driver of innovation—helping our customers uncover ways to optimize water more efficiently, use less energy, reduce waste, and reduce the carbon impact of safe water.
DuPont believes that safe water can become abundant, affordable and accessible to everyone—and that a focus on climate resilience, sustainability and equity should be our guiding posts.
If you agree and want to learn more, visit https://wash4work.org/cop27-declaration/.