Get involved!

Alex BenedictThe success of the International Year of Water Cooperation and the World Water Day depends on the involvement of everyone! Throughout the Year, the Water Cooperation 2013 campaign will be marked by a number of events, actions and initiatives to raise awareness of the potentials and challenges for water cooperation, facilitate dialogue among actors and promote innovative solutions for nurturing water cooperation.

A high point of the campaign is World Water Day celebrations on 22 March 2013.

A general engagement, both individual and collective, is required for disseminating knowledge and the awareness of the value of water cooperation at local, national and international scales.

Your involvement in figures for World Water Day 2013

What can you do?

  • Promote the International Year of Water Cooperation and the World Water Day: use the logo, our web banners and other campaign materials;
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of water cooperation: use the brochure, the messages, case studies and success stories;
  • Share your knowledge with people around you;
  • Develop the capacities of stakeholders by organizing a seminar, a workshop or a training;
  • Foster partnerships, dialogue and cooperation among stakeholders;
  • Take action towards water cooperation;
  • Send us your success stories;
  • Send us your pictures, artwork, videos and other creations, and we'll share them with the world;
  • Contribute to the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals where water is properly addressed: have your voice heard!
  • much much more: be innovative!

Official brochure

This 8 page brochure contains all you need to know on the key areas of water cooperation to get you informed for your event or celebrations! The brochure will be available in more languages soon.

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Advocacy Guide

For ideas and guidance, check out our Advocacy Guide for the Water Cooperation 2013 campaign. It is intended to offer ideas, pieces of advice and links to useful resources to help you plan your advocacy campaign and make your voice heard.

But please be creative, innovate: these are just a few of the things you can do!

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Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Water touches every facet of life and its complexity makes water a challenging issue to discuss. Please share your or your organization’s experience with the current water and sanitation related MDG targets and contribute to building a common vision on water-related priorities after 2015!

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