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Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

January 21st 2021 at 08:10

Hosted on 25 and 26 January, the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 is an online global conference to accelerate, innovate and scale up the world’s efforts in adapting to the … Read more

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Water and Beyond EU transformative approaches for international partnerships

January 18th 2021 at 06:43

From the 18-21 January, the European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships and the Government of Slovenia, with the support of the Government of Portugal as the Presidency of the Council … Read more

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UNESCO seminar on water and your city. Edition 2021, the watershed of the Valley of Mexico

January 17th 2021 at 08:08

With the aim of promoting a virtual space for dialogue and reflection on issues related to water in the Valley of Mexico Basin a seminar will be held from January … Read more

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Interactive online session: transboundary water agreements

January 14th 2021 at 08:19

In 2021, the Global Water Partnership (GWP) is organizing an interactive online series called the β€œTransboundary freshwater security governance train”. The series of online engagements sessions will be conducted in … Read more

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The Stockholm World Water Week 2021, hosted as a full-scale digital event

January 11th 2021 at 08:18

The Stockholm World Water Week will in 2021 go fully digital, to ensure that the conference can take place despite the ongoing pandemic. The Week will be held 23-27 August … Read more

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Assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystemsΒ nexus in the North Western Sahara Aquifer System

January 7th 2021 at 08:05

Shared by Algeria, Libya and Tunisia, the North Western Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS) is North Africa’s largest groundwater reserve, supporting the lives and livelihoods ofΒ 4.8 million inhabitants. A vital water … Read more

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Knowing water better: Towards fairer and more sustainable access to natural resources

December 28th 2020 at 08:03

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Land and Water Division recently launched the new website of the project β€œKnowing water better: Towards fairer and more sustainable access to natural resources … Read more

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New paper on water tenure for improved food security and sustainable development

December 24th 2020 at 08:56

Freshwater – including both surface and groundwater – is essential to public health, food security, livelihoods, and healthy and resilient ecosystems. Yet, approximately 2.2 billion people globally continue to lack … Read more

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Frequently Asked Questions on the 1992 Water Convention

December 21st 2020 at 07:44

The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) is a unique legal and intergovernmental platform which promotes sustainable use of transboundary waters. Originally … Read more

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The State of Food and Agriculture 2020: Overcoming water challenges in agriculture

December 17th 2020 at 08:45

More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high levels of water shortages and scarcity, and almost half of them face severe constraints. Furthermore, available … Read more

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World Water Day 2021 digital campaign: #Water2me

November 26th 2020 at 08:44

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis … Read more

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Nature Hires: How nature-based solutions can power a green jobs recovery

December 14th 2020 at 08:47

Natural systems play a vital role in supporting employment. According to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), some 1.2 billion jobs … Read more

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Solutions in response to the pandemic crisis in Africa

December 10th 2020 at 08:25

Agriculture has been the engine of overall economic growth in developing countries, whereby agriculture significantly contributes to national GDPs, rural employment levels, household food security and trade balance. The crisis … Read more

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State of the world’s sanitation

December 7th 2020 at 08:28

According to WHO and UNICEF dramatic gains in water and sanitation are possible in just a few years when civil society, private companies, governments and multilateral organizations pull together. Meeting … Read more

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UN-Water Joint Statement: 31st Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

December 1st 2020 at 18:12

A Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic is hosted 3-4 December 2020, at the United Nations headquarters, New York. Today UN-Water issued … Read more

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UN-Water Joint Statement: 31st Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

December 1st 2020 at 18:12

A Special Session of the General Assembly in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic is hosted 3-4 December 2020, at the United Nations headquarters, New York. Today UN-Water issued … Read more

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The Great Green Wall

November 30th 2020 at 08:43

The Great Green Wall is one of the most ambitious projects in history – to grow an 8,000km long, 15km wide, strip of land made up of woodlands and grasslands … Read more

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World Water Day 2021 digital campaign: #Water2me

November 26th 2020 at 08:44

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis … Read more

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Getting households to connect to sewerage networks

November 23rd 2020 at 07:56

Households fail to connect to existing sewerage networks for a number of reasons. Fortunately, successful programmes around the world have tackled this challenge and, through a mix of responses, have … Read more

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