At a glance

The goal of WaSe (Water and Security Component) is to promote a comprehensive and integrated approach to water security and ecosystem services. WaSe will contribute to the sustainable development of eight municipalities as part of efforts to combat water scarcity, reduce the threat of conflict, halt the downward spiral of poverty, biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, and increase human well-being within the wider context of regional peace and stability.

Partnerships for security

Improved water security is an important aspect of environmental security. Environmental security refers to the ability of an entity, whether a nation or a local community, to withstand environmental asset scarcity, environmental risks or adverse changes, and environment-related tensions or conflicts.

This component focuses on building partnerships for water security as effective means of achieving the development and conservation targets of local communities.