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International Water Association Awards 2024

IWA is committed to recognising the special contributions and achievements of its members and of water sector professionals generally around the world. The awards mark the invaluable contributions they make to key innovations in water science and management. The IWA Awards programme features the IWA Global Water Award and provides a platform to celebrate those who shape the direction of the sector. IWA members are being asked to nominate outstanding individuals for several categories, including: IWA Global Water Award –...
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Global Workshop on Droughts in Transboundary Basins, 26-27 February 2024

The Global Workshop on Droughts in Transboundary Basins, 26-27 February 2024, is organized under the auspices of the Water...
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Call for papers for International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control

The deadline for abstract submission is 1st March 2024. This conference is part of the International Water Association (IWA)...
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WHO calls for technical experts for support and guidance on global monitoring of wastewater

The selected consultant will work under the supervision of the WHO/UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) Joint Monitoring Programme for...
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Sustainable Development Goal 6

Billions of people are still living without safely managed water and sanitation. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 is to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. Achieving SDG 6 is integral to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to end extreme poverty and protect the planet.

Communications should be a two-way exchange. ‘Questions people ask’ is a new feature where we answer some of the questions we get asked about important issues, such as, climate changewater scarcity and wastewater. Through responding to queries from our audiences, we aim to explain key issues in a clear and engaging way that fosters ongoing conversations.

The UN-Water SDG 6 Data Portal brings all the United Nations’ water and sanitation information into one place. Designed for decision-makers, advisors, technical professionals, researchers and students, there are tools to help visualize and analyse the information, creating a clear picture of how the world is progressing towards the various SDG 6 targets.

Monitoring progress towards SDG 6 helps policy- and decision makers identify challenges and opportunities, set priorities, communicate progress, and generate support and investment. SDG 6 Progress Reports are primarily based on national official data sources, compiled and validated by United Nations custodian agencies.

Your actions, however small, will help solve the global water and sanitation crisis. The symbol of the ‘Be the change’ campaign is the hummingbird who, in the ancient tale, puts out a fire with single water droplets carried in her beak. She does what she can. Be like the hummingbird. Choose from a list of #WaterActions and help accelerate change.

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World Water Day 2024

 

What We Do

UN-Water identifies emerging issues and develops collaborative contributions to global policy frameworks on disasters, climate change, sustainable development and other issues.

UN-Water is a monitoring hub, providing coherent and reliable data and information on key water trends and management issues throughout the water cycle.

UN-Water coordinates global thematic campaigns for World Water Day and World Toilet Day every year and creates engaging communications on key water related issues.