On 31 August 2014, WWAP convened the UN-Water Seminar: Water and Energy, Expounding on the World Water Development Report 2014 at the Stockholm World Water Week. In this open-style event, the authors and experts from the leading United Nations agencies who together produced the World Water Development Report 2014, titled “Water and Energy”, described challenges and potential response options across the water and energy domains and debated how these are likely to impact on various development sectors across different regions. Special guests have been invited to enrich the discussion by putting emphasis on gender issue and providing best practices from private sector. Download the flyer
The next day,WWAP presented the preliminary results of the Working Group on Gender-Disaggregated Indicators in the side event Gender Disaggregated Indicators for Water Monitoring Assessment and Reporting at the Stockholm Water Week. The event has been organized in collaboration with AMCOW, Women for Water Partnership, the National Water Research Commission of South Africa and SIWI. The session was opened by Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, Director of the Division of Water Sciences and Secretary of the International Hydrological Programme and the panel discussion was moderated by Guy Hutton, from the World Bank, on behalf of Ms Rosemary Rop, who is member of the Working Group on Indicators. This event presented an overview of UN WWAP UNESCO Project on Gender Sensitive Water Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting and also the preliminary results of the WWAP Working Group on Gender-Disaggregated Indicators. After these main presentations provided by WWAP gender focal point Francesca Greco and WWAP expert Joni Seager, the session provided inputs, case studies and different perspective on the challenges, difficulties and opportunities on the use of gender-disaggregated indicators from the point of view of Women for Water Partnership (Mariet Verhoef-Cohen), AMCOW (Lyliose Umupfasoni), SIWI (Anton Earle),Water Research Commission South Africa (Eiman Karar). A part from the success of the event in terms of attendance (unfortunately it was not possible to accommodate everyone in the room), the audience was very interested in how UN WWAP UNESCO would have harmonized the presented indicators with the post-2015 agenda and the SDG on water. The debate went on discussing the differences in access to water-related decision making for women and men at both international and local level and the audience also raised the importance of including sex-disaggregation in all WASH indicators. Download the flyer
The World Water Assessment Programme has launched a ground breaking project to develop and test the collection of key gender-disaggregated water data.