Who has joined the Water for Life Decade campaign?

International

  • Climate-Smart Agriculture Youth Network
    Climate-Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) is a group of volunteers who have strong interest in Climate-Smart Agriculture and the environment. Its main goal is to educate the youth and people living with disabilities on climate-smart agriculture practices, increasing agricultural productivity, and promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation. CSAYN has joined the Water for Life Decade’s campaign.
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  • Committee on teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN)
    CTAUN joined the 'Water for Life' Decade in 2006 and organized the conference 'The Global Challenge of Water' in New York, USA, in February 2006. The conference, attended by nearly 400 participants from 28 countries, focused on water-related issues and provided educators with background information on local, national and international problems and successes achieved. A full conference report with summaries of all presentations including conference pictures, links and information on exhibits is available online.
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  • EnviroWater
    The University Duisburg-Essen and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, joined the 'Water for Life' Decade's Campaign with enviroWater 2009, an International Conference and Exhibition on Water in the Environment which took place from 2 to 4 March 2009. The aim of the conference was to provide a forum to facilitate debate and knowledge exchange on water issues among international and regional experts and practitioners. This was a successful conference with 37 oral and 28 poster-presentations. The selected presentations were published in a special issue of the journal "CLEAN" (ISSN 1863-0650, Vol. 37 No. 12, Dec. 2009).
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  • India Flint with the initiative 'watermarks'
    India Flint joined the 'Water for Life' Decade Campaign with the exhibition 'watermarks', which features natural dyed textiles which only use water and leaves in the dyeing process. The exhibit opened in Sydney, Australia, and was followed by two other exhibitions, one in the Adelaide Festival Centre Artspace and another one in the Nob Hill Masonic Centre in San Francisco, USA. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue comprising various essays discussing ecologically sustainable dyeing techniques as well as the importance of water and sustainable textile practice. India Flint has published two books on sustainable dye and textile practice (Eco Colour in 2008, Second Skin in 2011) and her simple dye methods are now practiced around the world.
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  • "Inevitable" - a novel
    Jonathan Nace has self-published the novel "Inevitable", a full-length work of fiction about water scarcity and its effects in the future. The Water for Life Decade’s logo is displayed in the novel’s blog and website.
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  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
    The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been protecting the public's health and safety for more than eighty five years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world. IAPMO is promoting the Water for Life Decade's campaign and the Decade's logo is included on their website.
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  • 1st International Competition IlustraMaxima. Saure Publishing
    Saure Publishing has joined the Decade’s Campaign with the 1st International Competition IlustraMaxima. This international competition makes a call to the world’s citizens to illustrate their thoughts so that the message of responsibility and collective action draws a path for water. The contest is based on aphorisms or maxims previously chosen by the organizer and its partners. These maxims are all linked to this year’s theme, which is "water". Each candidate illustrates a maxim in a cartoon/unique illustration using a technique of its own choice. The contest has 4,000 Euros in prizes awarded in 5 categories. The best works will be published in a book/catalog, which will be available later this year. This first edition, which closed on 12 October 2013, counts with 500 participants and 800 works submitted.
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  • International Conference on the Political Economy of Water: A Social Work Response
    The College of Social Work Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai, lndia, is organizing an International Conference on ’The Political Economy of Water: A Social Work Response’ from 19 to 21 December 2013 to examine specific nuances of water scarcity and develop viable social work intervention strategies based on the experiences of successful intervention models. This conference has joined the Water for Life Decade’s campaign and will include the Decade’s logo in the conference venue, publications and in the final report.
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  • International Poster Competition "Water is Life". Art and Design Student Competition 2015
    Zentralverband Sanitär Heizung Klima (ZVSHK), a German Sanitation, Heating and Air Conditioning Association, has been organizing a poster competition since 2011 with more than 4800 posters created from over 80 countries. The International Poster Competition "Water is Life" - Art and Design Student Competition 2015 is calling art and design students all over the world to design posters to raise awareness of the importance of access to clean drinking water. The competition promotes the Decade and its logo will be part of posters submitted to the competition.
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  • IWA Water Wiki
    The IWA WaterWiki is an online resource for all areas of water, wastewater and environmental science and management. Developed by IWA Publishing, the site contains over 1,100 open-access articles, case studies and reports on all aspects of water research, along with conference materials. The WaterWiki provides a powerful online platform for the water community to interact and share knowledge online: anyone who has a WaterWiki user account can upload, share and edit content or participate in many of the site's community features which include private group work spaces and discussion forums. The WaterWiki has joined the Water for Life Decade's initiative by making documents included in the UN Documentation Center on Water and Sanitation available to download through the articles section of the site and promoting the work being done as part of the Decade to their users.
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  • Life-Link Friendship-Schools Association and Programme
    The Life-Link Friendship-Schools programme is developed to engage young people worldwide, at and around their schools, in positive and affirmative local actions related to the theme of my Peace, my Health, my Behavior towards Nature. The Association has joined the 'Water for Life' Decade with the Schools Earth Care Campaign 2010-2014. The Life-Link Basic Education Programme offers a list of over 60, two-hour peace/care actions that take place in co-operation with teachers, parents and community members. Actions can take place in the classroom, in nearby watershed areas and in the community. This programme can also been organized through youth clubs. Actions connect to the three interdependent peace themes: "Care for Myself" (health, human responsibilities and rights); "Care for Others" (conflict resolution and constructive collaboration); and "Care for Nature" (environmental sustainability). The project has organized international conferences in Europe, Arab region, Russia, Argentina with Water for Life as a main conference theme and has reached more than 750 schools with students aged 12 to 19 in 80 countries. It has also developed a Teacher's Guidelines on Water for Life course. 250 Water for Life reports are accessible online.
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  • Mohonk Consultations
    A not-for-profit group, Mohonk Consultation's mission is to support the interrelationships of all forms of life on Earth, and through dialogue, to promote practical means for sustainability. They publish the Mohonk's Consultation NewsletterPDF document and help spread the Decade's messages.
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  • Queen's Valley / La Vallée des Reines
    The Queen’s Valley is a documentary and a web project that will be broadcasted worldwide on the Internet and on TV Channels by mid-January 2014. The project has two main components: a 52-minute documentary "A Dam’s Freedom", which describes the construction of the Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia through the stories of women, and a web section called "Free as Water" which consists of 15 videos covering 10 thematic modules organized around seven women’s characters and four regions of the Nile Valley. This initiative is organized by TV5 Monde, AFD (the French Development Agency), the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (Egypt) and the Nile Basin Initiative. The project will display and promote the Water for Life Decade’s logo.
    Contact: Céline Hervé-Bazin

  • Ryan’s Well Foundation
    The Ryan’s Well Foundation (RWF) is a family of people committed to delivering access to safe water and sanitation as an essential way to improve the lives of people in the developing world. In all of RWF work, it partners with in country organizations. In each project, RWF builds capacity to support and deliver comprehensive and scalable water, sanitation and hygiene education programming with local partner organizations. RWF is actively seeking collaboration from other small organisations to share capital costs in capacity building. RWF has joined the Water for Life Decade’s campaign and the Decade’s logo is displayed in the Foundation’s website.
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  • Science and Technology Office of the French Consulate of Chicago, United States of America
    The Scientific Office of the French Consulate of Chicago promoted the Decade on a workshop organized on April 17-19 2013 to discuss the challenges and project initiatives in water mediation and cooperation. The first part of the workshop allowed international institutions participating in the event to present their strategies, programs and priorities on water and on scientific mediation (on a local, national or international level). The second part, organized in two round tables, allowed participants to work and reflect in groups on the types of actions and projects that can be created on an international level in order to develop an innovative way to mobilize on the theme of water.

  • Verdensorganisationen for Sundhed & Ansvar (VOSA)
    VOSA is an association that has been founded with the vision of saving the world from poverty and harm. VOSA International has created the WEHDA label ­ water, energy, health, disease, air ­ which means clean and free access to basic needs, such as food and clean water, for people without resources. The initiative has joined the Water for Life Decade’s campaign and has been authorized the use of the Decade’s logo.
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  • Sustainable Development Goals e-Inventory (SDG e-Inventory)
    The Sustainable Development Goals e-Inventory is an initiative developed by the Stakeholder Forum. The SDG e-Inventory aims to provide all stakeholders with a means of inputting into the intergovernmental process on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as help stakeholders become better informed about the wide range of proposals that currently exist for global goals.
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  • Timeless Waters to Waterless Times
    The visual artist Namita Kulkarni joined the 'Water for Life' Decade campaign with a series of paintings themed on the water crisis. Her aim is to raise awareness about the water crisis and the importance of water to humanity.
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  • Water, Common Heritage of the World
    The Mouvement Jeune Notariat (Young Notaries Group, France) is organizing the congress "Water, Common Heritage of the World", to be held in Venice, Italy, from 11 -15 November 2015, and where the key theme is water. This Congress aims to provide specific solutions to Notaries dealing with water problems. The Young Notaries Group has joined the Water for Life campaign and will include the Decade’s logo on its web site, publications and reports.
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  • WaterLex
    WaterLex is an international non-governmental organization which develops sustainable solutions based on human rights to improve water governance worldwide. WaterLex believes in a world in which water resources management and governance secure human rights and sustainable development to everyone. WaterLex has joined the Water for Life Decade and the Decade’s logo is being displayed on the WaterLex Legal Database on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. The Decade will also be promoted through the upcoming publication of case law pertaining to the realization of the human right to water and sanitation.
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  • Water Journalists Africa
    Established on World Water Day 2011, Water Journalists Africa is a network of journalists in Africa who report on water and sanitation issues. They regularly publish the WaterSan Perspective blog.
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  • Water Messengers
    On the occasion of the 7th World Water Forum which will be held in South Korea from 12-17 April 2015, the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) launches the "Water Messengers" campaign. Through this campaign, the ISW wants to give everyone the opportunity to make their voices heard about water and sanitation and therefore, make the leaders raise awareness of the importance of water for the citizens of the world. Water Messengers has joined the Water for Life Decade’s campaign.

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  • Women for Water Partnership (WfWP)
    Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) is a global alliance of women's civil society organisations and networks that have the joint objective of contributing to universal access to water and adequate sanitation by using women's collective strengths and social capital. Women's groups at all levels and from different sectors in society are reinforced and enabled to develop and monitor projects, influence policies and take part in decision making at different levels. WfWP has joined the joined the 'Water for Life' Decade by promoting it through their website and relevant publications.
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  • Water Management and Global Challenges Conference 2012: Advances in Technology, Innovation, Health, and Policy
    The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) joined forces with the Center for Water Research at Peking University to hold a conference addressing the issue "Water Management and Global Challenges". The conference, which took place on 16 October 2012 in Beijing, China, discussed and shared potential solutions/technology around the globe to address the need for clean water. They joined the Water for Life Decade's campaign and the Decade' logo is included in the conference website.

  • Water sounds
    Regula Bernath (flute) together with Foderà Salvatore (guitar) and school projects in Chile supported by the National Park Vicente Perez Rosales and with the sponsorship of the Swiss Embassy in Chile are organizing a musical event to reflect upon and deepen the theme of water. The students will perform an open concert where Swiss and Chilean folk songs related to water will be sung in different languages. Concerts on the same theme will also be held in Switzerland. The Decade's logo will be included in the poster of the event and on the website.
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  • Yacullay, The Right to Water and Sanitation
    Yacullay, The Right to Water and Sanitation, is a program that began in 2013 and will end in 2015. It is executed by the Spanish branch "Medicus Mundi Alava" and the Peruvian organization ’Rural Educational Services’. This program has launched a photo competition about the Human Right to Water where the winning photographs and a selection of other participants will be shown in an exhibit to be held in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) and Lima (Peru).
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