International Conference on International Cooperation for Sustainable Energy Strategies
On the 4th and 5th of December WWAP has been invited to participate in the "International Conference on International Cooperation for Sustainable Energy Strategies, Energy Access and the Nexus with Water and Food", organized by Politecnico di Milano and the Enel Foundation in Milan, Italy.
This international conference wants to serve as high-level platform for networking and scientific exchange in the field.
WWAP’s intervention to this important seminar focuses on "Water and Energy at the hearth of Sustainable Development", and it represents its contribution to the series of events centered on the theme of the next WWDR, to be launched in March 2014, Water and Energy.
Training Centre for International Cooperation: A come Acqua
In the framework of the United Nations International Year on Water Cooperation, WWAP participated at the event “A come Acqua”, promoted by the Training Center for International Cooperation of Trento (Italy) and the UNESCO Chair in Engineering for Sustainable and Human Development.
WWAP presented the activities and perspective of UNESCO, as the UN agency appointed by UN-Water to lead the UN 2013 International Year on Water Cooperation.
The presentation also highlighted the main messages of the World Water Development Report 4, WWAP gender component and the current debate on post-2015 agenda.
Download the power point presentation here
Budapest Water Summit
Recognizing the cross-cutting importance of water for sustainable development and following the Rio+20 outcome document ‘The Future We Want’, which calls for the establishment of universally applicable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Government of Hungary, in cooperation with the UN system and the World Water Council, has organized the Budapest Water Summit (8–11 October 2013). The aims of this global conference are to contribute to the elaboration of the water-related SDGs and to provide concrete guidance on the most pressing water issues.
WWAP has organized a joint side event for the Summit in cooperation with UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Institute for Water Education (IHE) as well as the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH). The event, Building peace and development through water security, takes place on Thursday, 10 October. It will present an overview of the activities implemented by UNESCO’s ‘water family’ on water security, cooperation, diplomacy, governance and education, and discuss how addressing these aspects can contribute to sustainable development and to the peaceful sharing and management of water resources.
New World Water Development Report’s themes announced
With the recent change introduced to the WWDR, this UN-Water flagship report will become annual and thematic with a focus on different strategic water issues each year. The first annual WWDR will be published in 2014 and will address the theme "Water and Energy".
“Water and Sustainable Development” will be the new theme for the 6th edition of the WWDR, as it has been decided in the 18th UN-Water meeting, which took place in February 2013. The WWDR6 will be launched in 2015.
The report’s themes will be harmonized with those of World Water Day (22 March).