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Water stress (Water)

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Interpretation of theme:
Is item of theme: Water

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Water stress (Water) associations

Policy themes are used to classify Key policy issues and policy interventions. The tables below contain the issues and interventions associated with theme item Water stress (Water).

Associated Key policy issues and their components

ComponentDescription
Aquatic biodiversity How will policies and measures to reduce the key pressure factors contribute to meeting the internationally agreed targets of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)?
Carbon, vegetation, agriculture and water What is the combined effect of climate change and socio-economic development on water demand and availability, and associated agricultural production?
Crops and grass How will agriculture affect the Earth system with respect to carbon emissions, freshwater availability and nutrient cycles?
Land and biodiversity policies What are the synergies and trade-offs between halting biodiversity loss, food security, reducing nutrient emissions, and reducing water stress?
Nutrients How will the increasing use of fertilisers affect terrestrial and marine ecosystems, with possible consequences for human health?
Water What is the combined effect of climate change and socio-economic development on water demand and availability, and on associated agricultural production?
Water What is the potential of adaptation measures to reduce water stress and water-related crop production losses?
Water How can water demand be reduced and still provide the adequate service levels to the sectors with the highest demand?