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Yesterday β€” October 26th 2020UN-Water Affiliated News

Taking time machine back to 2014: What could have been done differently?

October 26th 2020 at 08:40

In 2014, the Human Rights Council appointed Mr. LΓ©o Heller as the second Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation. After six years, his second … Read more

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Sharing water in Rwanda’s breadbasket

October 22nd 2020 at 08:49

In Nyagatare district – known as Rwanda’s breadbasket – the farmers rear livestock and cultivate crops such as maize and rice, but they suffer a long dry season stretching from … Read more

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World Toilet Day 2020: Sustainable sanitation and climate change

October 19th 2020 at 09:13

World Toilet Day, 19th November, celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the … Read more

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Private actors, privatization and the human rights to water and sanitation

October 15th 2020 at 08:08

On 16 October, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, is organizing the virtual side-event β€˜Private actors, privatization and the human rights to … Read more

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Policy brief on hand hygiene at the workplace

October 12th 2020 at 08:56

Workplaces, particularly those that employ migrant workers and those in the informal economy, have taken centre stage in the containment of the COVID-19 virus. In their efforts to promote decent … Read more

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Global Handwashing Day 2020: Hand Hygiene for All

October 8th 2020 at 08:29

Global Handwashing Day is October 15. And as every year, the day serves as a platform to raise global awareness on the importance of hand-washing with soap. The COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

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The role of engineers in the effort to achieve SDG 6

October 1st 2020 at 09:22

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030 are based on findings from the natural and social sciences and other fields regarding the implementation of necessary changes in order to … Read more

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Humanity at crossroads, according to report by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

September 28th 2020 at 09:18

Healthy ecosystems underpin delivery of water supplies and water quality, and guard against water-related hazards and disasters. The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity may therefore be regarded as foundational … Read more

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Improving the health of the African Great Lakes

September 24th 2020 at 09:14

A new collaboration between the Canada-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the African Center for Aquatic Research and Education (ACARE) will tackle some of the most pressing issues … Read more

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UN75: the future we want, the UN we need

September 21st 2020 at 10:07

In January 2020, the United Nations launched the global consultation to mark its 75th anniversary. Through surveys and dialogues, it asked people about their hopes and fears for the future … Read more

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Open online course on transboundary waters

September 17th 2020 at 09:04

Transboundary basins account for roughly 60% of freshwater resources, serving around 40% of the world’s population. Managing these shared water resources for the benefit of each country’s population, particularly the … Read more

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Flash floods in Chad kill 10 and leave 120,000 people displaced

September 14th 2020 at 08:38

Nearly 120,000 people have been displaced by flash floods caused by heavy rains across Chad in the month just ended. At least 32,000 of the affected persons are in the … Read more

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Heavy floods devastate displaced and host communities in Sudan

September 10th 2020 at 08:24

Heavy seasonal rains have caused flash floods and rivers to burst their banks, including the Nile in the capital Khartoum and its twin city Omdurman, and affected thousands of internally … Read more

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Water accounting in the Nile River Basin

September 7th 2020 at 09:07

The Nile River Basin faces a huge challenge in terms of water security. With an expected doubling of the population in the basin in the next twenty-five years, water supply … Read more

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IUCN report explains sustainable agriculture

September 3rd 2020 at 08:40

The new IUCN report Approaches to sustainable agricultureΒ aims to shed some light on the abundance of understandings and terminology in the field – the many different approaches, practices, concepts – … Read more

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9th World Water Forum hosted under the theme: Water Security for Peace and Development

August 31st 2020 at 09:25

The 9th World Water Forum will be hosted in Senegal, on March 22-27 2021, under the theme: Water Security for Peace and Development. The forumΒ focuses on the 2030 Agenda for … Read more

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Apply for UNU PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil, and Waste

August 27th 2020 at 08:27

The United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) is accepting applications from graduates in engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences for its PhD … Read more

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Week on water for development starting today

August 24th 2020 at 07:09

The Week on Water for Development (WW4D) with its overarching theme β€œEvery drop counts – Water in exceptional times” is a virtual five-day conference from 24 to 28 August 2020. … Read more

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Policy briefs provide recommendations on satellite-based crop insurance

August 20th 2020 at 09:10

Three new policy briefs from CGIARΒ Water, Land and Ecosystems,Β show how satellite-based insurance can strengthen disaster management, gender equity and institution led social inclusivity. The three new policy briefs provide recommendations … Read more

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