The UN Water Library provides access to water and sanitation related publications produced by the United Nations system. This virtual library is currently available in English and in Spanish but publications are accessible in different languages where available. A section for media provides access to those publications that can be more interesting for you.
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). May 2011
This guidebook for journalists describes how climate change, environmental degradation, evolution of extreme events such as droughts and floods, poverty and rapid urbanization contribute to expose more people to disasters, and discusses what media can contribute to convince more national and local governments to invest more in disaster risk reduction policies.
Water Journalists Africa is a Network of reporters in Africa who report on water. It was established on 23 March 2011 at Cape Town International Conference Centre, South Africa, by African Journalists who report on water under the guidance of the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC). This blog aims at promoting water awareness, enhancing interaction among African Journalists who report on water and improving their ability to report on water.
On April 15, UNW-DPAC took part in a twitter chat organised by the Women in Public Service Project. One of the highlights was a twitter interview with Alice Bouman-Dentener of the Global Water Partnership, and founder of the Women for Water Partnership. Other participants included the Open Defecation Campaign, UN-Water, the Global Water Partnership, the Columbia Water Centre and more, along with members of the public.
Join the Water for Life Voices Campaign!
The 'Water for Life' Decade has provided an opportunity for everyone to get involved and contribute. All around the world, activities and initiatives have been actively building the Water for Life Decade campaign. As a media professional YOUR ideas, activities and initiatives have been welcomed and become part of the Water for Life Decade family! Contribute now to the WaterForLifeVoices Exhibit and Campaign. We would like to invite you now to be our Champions in showing how people have benefited, what they want for the future and how people's efforts have contributed. Please submit your photos, videos, audios and messages from those people whose lives have improved during the Decade. We would like to invite you now to be our Champions in showing how people have benefited, what they want for the future and how people's efforts have contributed. Please submit your photos, videos, audios and messages from those people whose lives have improved during the Decade. Submissions by media professionals will be evaluated and those selected will receive a special media nomination.
The UN-Water Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) recognizes the importance of media professionals in developing awareness of water related issues. This programme intends to maintain a strong link between the UNW-DPAC office and the media, offering opportunities for the media to develop their understanding of water related issues through training activities, allowing a continual dialogue between various stakeholders and the media on water issues, facilitating access to reliable information materials on water and sanitation and producing consistent and informed coverage of water news and information on events and activities generated by the UN system.
World Water Day Journalist Workshop provided an opportunity to learn and share experiences
The Journalist Workshop organized by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) in Tokyo, Japan, on the occasion of World Water Day 2014 gathered 25 journalists from 11 different Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Korea, Pakistan, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Journalists expected to share their reporting experiences with other colleagues and learn from each other. Issues such as hydropower, the water-energy nexus and accessing accurate sources of information were part of their learning expectances.