Launch of UN World Water Development Report 2016 on Water and Jobs

The World Water Development Report 2016 with as theme “Water and Jobs” has been launched on 22 March 2016 in Geneva during the official World Water Day celebrations held in ILO Headquarters.

© Engin Koncagul, Panel displaying the WWDR 2016

The WWDR 2016 demonstrates how opportunities for employment growth and decent jobs depend upon sustainable management of water resources and the provision of water-related services.

"No Water, No Jobs"

An estimated three out of four jobs that make up the global workforce are either heavily or moderately dependent on water. Water shortages and problems of access to water and sanitation could limit economic growth and job creation in the coming decades.

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Second edition of the Water and Sustainable Development Workshop

WWAP is promoting a Capacity Development Training Programme on Water and Sustainable Development aiming to provide tools that strengthen institutional capacity and effectiveness of water and water-related governmental agencies

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