WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)
Freshwater is an essential resource for both people and nature. Healthy rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers and glaciers don’t just help supply safe drinking water, they also support agriculture, hydropower, flood mitigation, and transportation of goods across the globe. However, pressures from agriculture, dam building and climate change, together with poor governance, mean that water is becoming scarce, freshwater systems are polluted and freshwater biodiversity is declining rapidly. To help safeguard freshwater resources for the future, WWF works to conserve freshwater habitats, secure environmental flows, manage water risks and improve water governance. Experts on water stewardship, water security, infrastructure, wetlands and governance work in more than 60 countries, using our local experience to inform global debates and vice versa.