Date: 14 January 2014
Convener: United Nations University (UNU) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization
World Water Day is held annually by UN-Water in March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Water and Energy are the overarching topic for World Water Day 2014 and for the World Water Development Report 2014 which will be launched on the occasion of the celebrations of World Water Day 20-21 March 2014 in Tokyo.
In 2014, the UN System – working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders – is collectively bringing its attention to the water-energy nexus, particularly addressing inequities, especially for the 'bottom billion' who live in slums and impoverished rural areas and survive without access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, sufficient food and energy services. It also aims to facilitate the development of policies and crosscutting frameworks that bridge ministries and sectors, leading the way to energy security and sustainable water use in a green economy. Particular attention will be paid to identifying best practices that can make a water- and energy-efficient 'Green Industry' a reality.
World Water Day is about what UN System and its partner will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy.
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>> Industry partnerships to ensure water and energy efficiency and sustainability
>> Local Partnerships on Water and Energy
>> Policy Research and Innovation Partnerships
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