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CWSC launches the Water Security Challenge with the publication of its first report.

March 2017

In our inaugural white paper, we define water security and identify the ten critical legal nexuses that influence the advancement of water security. We define water security as the ability to safeguard an availability of water sufficient to sustain lives and livelihoods and protect against threats to and from water. On that basis we identify ten nexuses, each which addresses the relationship between water and:

- Agriculture

- Natural Resources and Services

- Natural Disasters

- Sanitation, Drinking Water, Health and Hygiene,

- Energy

- Infrastructure

- The Global Economy

- Peace and Conflict

- National Security

- Governance and Institutions.

Understanding how the law governs these ten nexuses is essential to understanding how laws create a viable enabling environment for advancing water security.

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