Against the backdrop of almost two billion people around the world relying on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We, the 12 leaders who make up the Panel, are demonstrating by our own engagements the importance of national action and regional and global cooperation for changing the way the world looks at water, and how we manage it.
"Toilets play a crucial role in creating a strong economy. A lack of toilets at work and at home has severe consequences," said Ban Ki-moon.
“Water is one of the most impacted resources, but water also provides solutions to these challenges,” stressed the President of the World Water Council.
The High Level Panel on Water, consisting of 11 sitting Heads of State and Government and one Special Adviser, on Wednesday issued a Call to Action for a fundamental shift in the way the world looks at water.
The Panel aims to mobilize effective action and advocate on financing and implementation to increase access to safe drinking […]
The High Level Panel on Water, which consists of 11 sitting Heads of State and Government and one Special Adviser, issued today a Call to Action that advocates for a fundamental shift in the way the world looks at water.
The opportunity cost from a lack of access to water disproportionately falls on women and girls who collectively spend as much as 200 million hours every day collecting it.
Briefing on the 2016 UN World Water Development Report, “Water and Jobs”
1:15 p.m., Thurs., 14 April
Three out of four jobs worldwide are water-dependent. Water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water and Jobs.” To promote this global […]
11 leading organizations introduced a new initiative called WASH4Work, aimed at mobilizing greater business action to address water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) challenges in the workplace, communities where workers live, and across supply chains.
Safeguarding forests is essential for sustainable management of global freshwater resources and avoiding water shortages, according to United Nations officials and forest experts at an event today marking the International Day of Forests.