Date: 18 June 2013
Place: World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany
Water is the common denominator across all aspects of inclusive green growth, such as poverty reduction, food and energy security, industrial growth, and protection of ecosystems. But water security remains elusive in many countries. At the local level, recent changes in demography and landscape - from urbanization to climate change - have increased the demand for water and have degraded water supplies. At the global level, ongoing financial, food, and energy crises have amplified water challenges. Losses from water-related disasters are reversing the patterns of growth and development achieved over the past decades.
In this rapidly changing world, there are sizable opportunities for water investments that can generate massive benefits for populations and countries. Governments and businesses are realizing that smart investments in water resources and water services can drive growth while reducing poverty and adverse economic impacts.
This workshop, organized by UNW-DPAC, aims to demonstrate that innovative policy, technology and business solutions exist. However, what must governments do to reform policy? How can development organizations strengthen their support? How can business pursue longer-term investment opportunities in water?
22 April 2013 - The United Nations Office to support the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015/UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), which is located in Zaragoza, Spain, provides opportunities for students enrolled in a Master's or a post graduate programme to undertake an internship. Interested students who meet the eligibility criteria can submit their application after reading the conditions of the internship programme.>> Terms and conditions of internship programme
22 March 2013 - The 2013 edition of UN-Water 'Water for Life' Best Practices Award presented during the official ceremony of World Water Day 2013 which took place in The Hague, the Netherlands.
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