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Poor water infrastructure is greater risk than coronavirus, says UN

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Decades of chronic underfunding of water infrastructure is putting many countries at worse risk in the coronavirus crisis, with more than half the global population lacking access to safely managed sanitation, experts said as the UN marked World Water Day on Sunday. Good hygiene – soap and water – are the first line of defence against …

Workshop hosted on Water Cooperation in the context of SDG 6


Earlier this year UNESCO and UNECE organised a workshop on Water Cooperation in the context of SDG 6 indicators 6.5.2 (Water Cooperation) and 6.5.1 (Integrated Water Resources Management-IWRM). The workshop was organised as part of a series of thematic and sub-regional workshops dedicated to supporting Member States in the achievement of the 2030 …

UNESCO international water conference

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The UNESCO International Water Conference will take place on 13 and 14 May 2019 at the organization’s HQ in Paris. The UNESCO International Water Conference will promote a cooperative process based on networking and partnerships between stakeholders. This will encourage a broad and concerted commitment, supporting the implementation of a …