Water makes a critical contribution to all aspects of personal welfare and economic life. However, global water resources are coming under increasing pressure. It is widely recognized that over the next few decades global drivers such as climate change, population growth and improving living standards will increase pressure on the availability, quality and distribution of water resources.
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Outcomes of the 5th World Water Forum, Istanbul 2009 Published by: World Water Council; Secretariat of the 5th World Water Forum; Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Date: August 2009
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Digital publication details: 77 pages.
The water problems facing our world need not be only a cause of tension; they can also be a catalyst for cooperation. ...If we work together, a secure and sustainable water future can be ours.” Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, World Water Day, 22 March 2002
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Communication is central to multistakeholder dialogue and partnerships needed to achieve sustainability and governance reform in water resource management and infrastructure provision. The case study identifies current practice, offers advice on capacity building in an operational setting; and draws insights and lessons from experience.
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The book offers a complete and up-to-date overview of the global standard on water footprint assessment as developed by the Water Footprint Network. More specifically it: * Provides a comprehensive set of methods for water footprint assessment * Shows how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses * Contains detailed worked examples of how to calculate green, blue and grey water footprints * Describes how to assess the sustainability of the aggregated water footprint within a river basin or the water footprint of a specific product * Includes an extensive library of possible measures that can contribute to water footprint reduction
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This document outlines an approach taken to develop a global water quality index, as well as preliminary sensitivity analysis and validation of the index against real water quality data. Limitations to the index are discussed, as well as next steps.
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The Role and Scope for the Private Sector in the Provision of Non-Financial Climate Change-Related Services Relevant to Water Infrastructure. (2010) Working Note #26. Man-made climate change is affecting water infrastructure in all regions of the world, affecting large numbers of people in their daily life and the development of their societies. As part of the World Bank Water Anchor's analytical and advisory work on water and climate change, consultants have investigated how private sector services to infrastructure may address the challenges related to climate change while, at the same time, improving development opportunities for people
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In May 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO), through Resolution 64/24, made a call to Member States "to ensure that national health strategies contribute to the realization of water- and sanitation-related Millennium Development Goals while coming in support to the progressive realization of the human right to water and sanitation" and to WHO's Director General to "to strengthen WHO's collaboration with all relevant UN-Water members and partners, as well as other relevant organizations promoting access to safe drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene services, so as to set an example of effective intersectoral action in the context of WHO's involvement in the United Nations Delivering as One initiative, and WHO's cooperation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation with a view to improving the realization of the human right to water and Sanitation".
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Water is one of those things that people usually take for granted—until it is either gone or unsuitable to drink. In 2007, residents in the southeastern United States were forced to take notice of water when extreme drought swept across the region. With no rain clouds on the horizon for months on end, lawns were shriveling and long-standing reservoirs were being sucked dry. Restaurants began using paper plates to avoid having to wash dishes. In Athens, Georgia, fans at the University of Georgia's homecoming football game were asked not to flush the toilets: stadium attendants were even hired to moderate flushing in a desperate effort to save water. It was the southeast's most extreme drought on record.
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World Water Week 2012 - www.worldwaterweek.org World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities.
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Digital publication details: 128 pages.