Research in support of the UN 2023 Water Conference

Water is central to sustainable development, and is crucial for public health as well as socio-economic development and healthy ecosystems. Yet progress on water-related goals and targets is nowhere near where it should be. On March 22-24, 2023, the world will gather in New York for the UN 2023 Water Conference to create momentum for accelerated action to combat the water challenges. To highlight the importance of research and scientific evidence in addressing the water-related challenges, we present a new compilation of research articles from across the Nature Portfolio that corresponds to the dialogue themes of the conference.

The articles are free to access for 3 weeks, starting March 13, 2023.

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Water for Health

Water for Sustainable Development

Water for Climate, Resilience, and Environment

Water for Cooperation