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Advance sustainable development

'As water scarcity is increasing in many areas, triggered by both climate and social changes, amongst other drivers, it is important that we pay more attention to how we manage water that we have. In this context, groundwater may be particularly important. It may provide a good source of water for drinking water supply and...

'The Conference, held in June in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, offered a timely opportunity to discuss how to achieve the objectives of the Decade, and to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Conference also provided an important platform for elaborating recommendations in the run-up to the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development,...

"The International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” is a timely and significant initiative. This decade is expected to advance cooperation and partnerships at all levels and put a greater focus on sharing good practices and providing a platform for advocacy and networking. The Decade, together with the global frameworks of the 2030 Agenda...

"The Declaration is a forward-looking document that sets a clear pathway for the implementation of the International Decade of Action by Member States and other stakeholders, including the United Nations and its entities. UNDP stands ready to work with the governments and partners on sustainable water management. Our work on water and sanitation focuses on governance....

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) integrated TEST methodology constitutes an approach that introduces Cleaner Production Assessment (CPA), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) tools simultaneously. The TEST methodology identifies improvements in industrial production processes ranging from better house-keeping to comprehensive investments into the production process, resulting in, for example, reduced energy...

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) and World Metrological Organization’s (WMO) Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) works with over 30 expert partner organisations worldwide. The programme support countries in the implementation of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) within the overall framework of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) to maximize net benefits from the use of their...

The inter-agency initiative, GEMI, was established in 2014 as an inter-agency initiative composed of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Health Organization...

Integration is a strategic aim in WaterAid’s new Global Strategy. Working in the intersection of WASH, the cornerstones of their programmes are health, education, gender and urbanization. For example, influencing for greater integration of WASH and child health is their current Global Advocacy Priority, called 'Healthy Start', where WaterAid continues to increase its engagement with both...

Formally founded in 2009 and established as part of UN-Habitat, the Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) is an international network created to support, promote and facilitate Water Operators' Partnerships (WOPs) around the world. GWOPA has analysed success factors, developed guidance material, documented case studies and developed a strong alliance of water operators, UN Agencies,...

The World Water Council (WWC) Task Force on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) works with governments and other partners to identify policy instruments to operationalise IWRM, and with various partners to stimulate the required political support for action at local, national and transboundary levels. The Task Force will develop a framework to guide innovation of IWRM...