Climate change and human security: The water security
Global Environment is on one of the central themes in global politics alongside security and economic issues. The span of global environmental issues is indeed large. The main focus of contemporary global environmental politics is climate change because of its inextricable linkages with economic growth and development, and its serious threat to human security. The conceptualization of human security is wide but precludes our understanding of the emerging issues that are of crucial importance to human security. The most important such issue is that of water security. The climate change is negatively impacting the global supply of fresh water. Climate change coupled with increasing population and rise in per capita consumption will seriously impact the global availability of freshwater supplies. The shortfall in global supply in relation to global demand for freshwater has already begun to occur and in the foreseeable it is likely to lead to serious ‘water crisis’ that would threaten human existence. In order to mitigate the looming water crisis, it is important to adopt climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. In addition, policies and strategies aimed at efficient management of the current supply of global fresh water have to be adopted.