Climate change is playing a significant role in economic and human development and security, much of it mediated through the impact of changes to water resources.

The general significance of water resources in development and security is well understood but there is still a lack of detailed information. It is likely that those areas that are already subject to high levels of rainfall variability and water stress may not cope with, or adapt to, the additional pressure of climate change, making the management of the freshwater impacts of climate change a singular development challenge.

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