International UN-Water Conference. Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. 3-5 October 2011

Communications articles

Articles prepared by the UN-Water Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) for the Conference. These articles are freely available and quotable.

  • Water in the green economy. Opportunities and actions [PDF document - 109 KB]
    The debate about the possible alternatives to progress towards the green economy is discussed in the Zaragoza Conference on Water and the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio +20 of October 2011. The transition toward a green economy demands coordinated efforts of all economic sectors with the triple objective of improving economic welfare, reduce poverty and contribute to harmonize the economy with the improvement in the environmental status of water resources. This requires an effort to adapt simultaneously the productive activities, especially industry and agriculture, and at the same time progress in water management in cities and in the integrated management of river basins and aquifer to maintain and improve ecosystem services.
  • Water on the Road to Rio [PDF document - 74 KB]
    The conference 'Water and the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20' of 3-5 October in Zaragoza, Spain is part of the preparatory process for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio+20. It serves to exchange experiences and prepare a toolbox as an input to the Rio+20 conference.

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