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.
The theme of the 2013 World Day to Combat Desertification is drought and water scarcity. This year's slogan calls for everyone to take action to promote preparedness and resilience to water scarcity, desertification and drought. The slogan embodies the message that we are all responsible for water and land conservation and sustainable use, and that there are solutions to these serious natural resource challenges.
Date: 17-19 June 2013 Place: World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany
The world economy faces enormous challenges. Pressed to deal with climate change and diminishing resources, it must also respond to growing social, political and cultural tensions. Meanwhile, billions of people are vying for lives in dignity on a shared planet. The 2013 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum will provide the setting to develop and communicate interdisciplinary approaches to building an economy fit for the future. On 18 June, the workshop Water in a Changing World of Growth Opportunities will focus on smart investments in water resources and water services which can drive growth, and reduce poverty and adverse economic impacts.