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Advance sustainable development

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...

The integrated Drought Management Program (IDMP) is co-hosted by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and World Metrological Organization (WMO). The programme’s objective is to support stakeholders at all levels by providing policy and management guidance and by sharing scientific information, knowledge and best practices for Integrated Drought Management. The IDMP is strengthening collaboration among the...

In cooperation with its partners, the World Water Council has been supporting local and regional authorities on their water challenges. The 7th World Water Forum witnessed the creation of a unique collaboration between the World Water Council, ICLEI, UCLG, UN-Habitat and others to strengthen outreach and impact towards these stakeholders, resulting in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Water...

Under a business-as-usual scenario, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecasts that global water demand for manufacturing industries will increase by 400% from 2000 to 2050. To achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development, water use efficiency has to drastically increase; water consumption as well as water pollution per unit of industrial output has to...

The Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice (GRIPP) is an independent open global consortium of partners set up to connect, strengthen, expand and connect groundwater-related projects and initiatives. GRIPP focuses on the groundwater-dependent, food-producing areas of the world, particularly in low income and emerging economies, where it supports water and food security. Through dynamic partnerships,...