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.
UN-Water Journalist Workshop on Water and Energy: Apply by 10 February 2014!
World Water Day, celebrated annually on 22 March, is this year dedicated to the theme ‘Water and Energy’. Water and Energy inter-linkages have become vital in the global development agenda. Incorporating the water-energy nexus into future policy making is crucial, as by 2050 water demand could exceed 44% of the annual resources and energy demand could experience a 50% increase. UN-Water recognizes the need for action, which is why, on the occasion of World Water Day 2014, it has organized a media workshop aimed at improving journalists’ understanding of water-energy issues, giving a voice to the challenges the world faces. If you feel you have the passion and ability to report and help spread awareness of the water and energy issues that impact us all, please submit your application for the World Water Day Media Workshop. Taking place on 20-21 March 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, journalists will receive media and editorial training in water and energy issues and meet and interview experts participating in World Water Day 2014. Some grants are available to journalists from the Asian region.