India, March 22 -- Sustainable and equitable water management can be a source of peace and prosperity; poverty and conflict can amplify water insecurity, says UN report

Water is life. It can mean peace. Or it can mean war, according to the United Nations World Water Development Report 2024 released on World Water Day (March 22, 2024).

Sustainable and equitable management of the precious blue liquid can be a source of peace and prosperity. On the other hand, stress on water resources - being exacerbated by the climate crisis - will be a large source of conflict, warned the report. Part of its title read Water for prosperity and peace .

"Water can nurture prosperity by meeting basic human needs, supporting health and livelihoods and econ...