Changing the Perception of Water

Changing the Perception of Water

Changing the perception of water

Considering a way forward

Water is crucial for life on Earth and vital for our well-being. Businesses, including ours, can play a significant role in changing how water is used and ensuring its ecosystems are safeguarded through a more holistic approach to water management in the face of climate change.

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DP World's water initiatives strongly align with UN SDGs 6 and 14

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

We are committed to enhancing global prosperity by prioritising freshwater sustainability, directly supporting UN SDG goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Through initiatives aimed at ensuring equitable access to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) systems, we address water-related challenges that threaten community stability and health, focusing on building resilience and capacity in local communities, especially in water-scarce regions.


SDG 14: Life Below Water

As leaders in the Sustainable Blue Economy we aim to align closely with UN SDG goal 14 to conserve and use the ocean, seas, and marine resources sustainably. We are committed to reducing operational impacts on the ocean and boosting marine biodiversity by restoration and protection. By focusing on data-driven solutions and partnerships, we aim to advance climate action and resilience to contribute to a thriving, sustainable ocean.



Annual economic value of water and freshwater ecosystems

The annual economic value of water and freshwater ecosystems is estimated to be US$58 trillion – equivalent to 60% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (World Wildlife Fund, 2023)

7% of all MPAs located within 1 km of world’s urban centres

Only 7% of all MPAs are located within one kilometre of the world’s urban centres. The conventional placement of MPAs rarely address the protection of urban waters against cumulative human impacts from cities.

40% of global jobs linked to water-dependent sectors

As per the United Nations, approximately 40% of global jobs are linked to water-dependent sectors like agriculture, fishing, and tourism (UN Water, 2016).

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