October 2018: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) issued its seventh report on water development, which focuses on integrating actions for disaster risk reduction (DRR) with climate change adaptation. The reports draws attention to the existing gap between adaptation and DRR communities as they address problems of water scarcity and seek to ensure water security in the Arab region.
The report responds to calls for integrating three global policy agendas adopted in 2015: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for DRR, and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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