20th edition of Bi-monthly Publications Review released!
Every two months, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) Bimonthly Publications Review brings you the latest publications produced by United Nations agencies and programmes on issues related to water and sanitation. The 20th edition contains 26 publications on a variety of topics including: the Post-2015 process, river basin case studies, guidance manuals, information briefs, tool kits and many more. For useful technical, research or media reference download the bi-monthly now and access the electronic version of these publications from the UN-Documentation Centre on Water and Sanitation.
Energy production and water supply interdependent, and both at risk, shows new UN report
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Demand for energy production will increase significantly in coming decades, especially in emerging economies. This may have a negative impact on water resources unless the management and coordination between both domains is dramatically improved. This is one of the key findings of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2014 (WWDR), which will be launched in Tokyo (Japan) on 21 March, World Water Day. The extraction, transportation and treatment of water involve a considerable amount of energy, while the extraction of fossil fuels and production of electricity require huge amounts of water. One cannot be done without the other. Entitled "Water and Energy", the WWDR highlights the interdependency of the two sectors. Through exhaustive data, analysis and case studies, it shows how the choices made in one area have repercussions in the other: for example, droughts exacerbate energy shortages while energy shortages in turn limit irrigation capacity. The Report is under embargo until 21 March. Advance access is available to the media on demand.
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Taking stock of the International Year of Water Cooperation and Advancing the Global Water Agenda post-2015
Date: 11 March 2014.
Time: 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Place: Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA
Organizers: The UN Permanent Missions of Finland, Hungary, Switzerland, Tajikistan and Thailand, the Friends of Water Group and UN-Water
This special roundtable event will bring together High-level UN officials to discuss and build upon the achievements and lessons learnt from the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYWC) with emphasis on how to carry the Global Water Agenda forward. The event will include two roundtable sessions ’The IYWC and beyond’ and ’Sharing lessons and experiences on water and disasters.’
Commission on the status of Women, implementing the MDGs for Women and Girls
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Date: 10-21 March 2014
Place: United Nations Headquarters, New York
The 58th annual meeting of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) will focus on the challenges and achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Women and Girls. Representatives of Member States, UN entities and ECOSOC accredited non-governmental organizations from all regions of the World will discuss the participation of Women and Girls, particularly in the emerging theme of access to productive resources. In the draft of agreed conclusions to be discussed, the Commission acknowledges that, while progress has been made in access to safe drinking water, progress on access to basic sanitation has been particularly slow and that emphasis also needs to made on the multiple factors contributing to Women’s poverty such as the right to food security and water.
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