Launch of the World Water Development Report 2015, Water for a Sustainable World

The 2015 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2015), titled Water for a Sustainable World, has been launched at the official celebration of the World Water Day, on March 20, in New Delhi. Watch the live webcast of the launch ceremony.

The WWDR 2015 demonstrates how water resources and services are essential to achieving global sustainability. Taking account of economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability, the report’s forward-looking narrative describes how major challenges and change factors in the modern world will affect – and can be affected by – water resources, services and related benefits.

The report provides a comprehensive overview of major and emerging trends from around the world, with examples of how some of the trend‐related challenges have been addressed, their implications for policy‐makers, and further actions that can be taken by stakeholders and the international community.

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Download the Report and the Case Studies and Indicators volume

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ISS astronaut echoes the findings of the 2015 World Water Development Report from outer space

© Samantha Cristoforetti A drop of water floats above Samantha Cristoforetti’s hand in zero gravity, on the ISS.

 

On Earth, like on ISS, water is limited: let's use it wisely. We're all crew of spaceship Earth,” cautioned Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, tweeting from the International Space Station. Her tweet echoed the messages of the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, which was being launched at the same time (20 March) in New Delhi to mark World Water Day celebrations.

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Special session on the WWDR 2015 at the 7th World Water Forum

The World Water Development Report 2015 (WWDR 2015) provides a focused descriptive analysis that demonstrates how water is a key factor in a future sustainable world, which is one of the action goals of the 7th World Water Forum.

WWAP convened the special session on the WWDR 2015 at the 7th World Water Forum, on April 13, from 5 to 7:10 pm.

Taking into account economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability, the forward-looking WWDR 2015 describes how major challenges and change factors in the modern world will affect – and can be affected by – water resources, services and related benefits in a not too distant future.

This session also featured real life examples from Case Studies and Indicators Report, UNESCO’s contribution to the WWDR 2015.

Vacancy at the International Center for Theoretical Physics

The International Centre for Theoretical Physics is looking for a Senior Secretarial Assistant. Download here the vacancy announcement

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