Will Sarni, Building a Sustainable and Resilient Urban Water Strategy, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/building-sustainable-resilient-urban-water-strategy/) Abstract: Background Currently, approximately 4 billion people live in water-scarce and -stressed regions, with nearly 1 billion people lacking access to safe drinking water and almost 1 million deaths per year from water-borne diseases (Figure 1). The 2030 Water Resources Group projected that by 2030 the world faces a 40 percent “gap” between water supply and demand under business as usual practices (e.g., public policy and technology). In addition to water scarcity impacts, the world also faces the obstacles flooding poses to economic growth, business continuity, and social well-being. For example, the Chennai flood in India in December 2015 was the worst flooding from rain storms in the last 100 years. Among a population of 7.6 million, hundreds of people were killed, millions were without safe drinking water, and business operations were severely disrupted. Several global cities—from Johannesburg to Rio de Janeiro—are facing risks to their water supplies, and as a result … Topics: Water