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New UNICEF report highlights attacks on water and sanitation facilities

15 July 2021 at 10:09

UNICEF has warned that attacks on water and sanitation facilities and workers in conflicts around the world are putting the lives of millions of children at risk and deny children … Read more

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Webinar: Impact of Sanitation and Water for All

12 July 2021 at 09:43

On Monday 12 July, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) host the webinar Impact of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA): High-Level Processes on Political Prioritization of WASH during COVID-19. … Read more

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UN Global Compact: business narrative and call for health resilient climate action

8 July 2021 at 10:37

An UN Global Compact action-oriented narrative synthesizes key insights gathered through a series of webinars organized in 2020 on the climate-nature-health nexus, in the framework of the Business Ambition for … Read more

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FAO host science days side event on water management for food system transformation

5 July 2021 at 09:38

In the preparation of the upcoming report on the State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations … Read more

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Billions of people will lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2030 unless progress quadruples

1 July 2021 at 16:30

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 1 July 2021 – Billions of people around the world will be unable to access safely managed household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services in 2030 unless the … Read more

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The Fifth UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters

28 June 2021 at 16:01

Millions of people around the world have been affected and thousands of people lost their lives due to water-related disasters which are increasingly frequent with the impact of various global … Read more

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Water Dialogues for Results, Bonn 2021

28 June 2021 at 09:10

The Water Dialogues for Results, on 1 July 2021 in Bonn, are about β€œaccelerating cross-sectoral SDG 6 implementation”. This high-level conference is being convened by the German Government to support … Read more

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New UNDRR report launched with stark warnings that drought could be next pandemic

24 June 2021 at 10:56

The United Nations is urging countries to take urgent action on water and land management and tackling climate change in order to reduce the impact of drought across the world. … Read more

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Webinar on hand hygiene in public spaces

21 June 2021 at 08:42

As part of the Hand Hygiene For All Initiative, the joint WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) has made a review of monitoring of hand hygiene in public spaces, with particular … Read more

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17 June: Desertification and Drought Day

17 June 2021 at 08:55

Nearly three quarters of the Earth’s ice-free land has been altered by humans to meet an ever-growing demand for food, raw materials, highways and homes. Fixing damaged ecosystems mitigates against … Read more

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Two High-Level Panel Sessions hosted at the 2021 European Development Days

7 June 2021 at 10:25

During the upcoming 2021 European Development Days, two virtual High-Level Panel Sessions on WASH (June 15) and Transboundary Watersheds (June 16) will be hosted. Organised by the European Commission, the … Read more

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New FAO discussion paper on water productivity, yield gap, and nutrition

14 June 2021 at 10:33

Food system transformation is needed to address the hundreds of millions of people without adequate access to water or food for a healthy life. Nutrition and malnutrition are inextricably linked … Read more

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World Bank host self-paced eLearning course on Water Utility Financing

10 June 2021 at 10:28

The World Bank recently launched an online and self-paced learning course on β€œWater Utility Financing”. The course is primarily designed for water sector professionals to understand why adequately financed utilities … Read more

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Online forum for hydro-environment professionals

3 June 2021 at 10:20

The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) host online global forum 5 – 7 July, 2021. The online Forum is a new series of virtual events aimed at … Read more

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Strengthening gender equality in access to water, sanitation and hygiene

31 May 2021 at 10:53

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)Β  launch new briefing paper on β€˜Strengthening gender equality in access to water, sanitation and hygiene’. The gender briefing paper explores actions that can be … Read more

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FAO launch consultation survey to improve the statistical and data services provided

27 May 2021 at 10:23

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a short user consultation survey on AQUASTAT, the FAO global information system on water resources and agricultural water … Read more

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IWA host Digital World Water Congress 2021

20 May 2021 at 10:34

From 24 May – 4 June 2021, the International Water Association (IWA), will be hosting the Digital World Water Congress. This virtual event will focus on a variety of issues … Read more

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UNU-INWEH report on ageing water storage infrastructure

17 May 2021 at 10:21

Earlier this year, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) released a report on the state of large water storage dams. The report provides an overview of … Read more

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FAO launch discussion paper on accounting livestock water productivity

13 May 2021 at 10:03

More than one fourth of the global population lives in countries experiencing high water stress, and the prospect of facing severe water scarcity at least one month a year is … Read more

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