World Water Development Report - Media Corner

The 2018 UN World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018): 'Nature-based Solutions for Water', will be launched on 19 March 2018 in Brasilia during the World Water Forum 2018.

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Welcome to our Media Corner.

This is the place where journalists will be able to access resources in relation to our work and products, as well as information and data on the state (quantity, quality, distribution), use and management of the world's waters.

If you are a journalist and would like to access embargoed copies and other materials prior to the launch of the World Water Development Report 2018, Nature-based Solutions for Water on 19 March 2018, please contact us to receive login credentials.

Materials will be made available to journalists only a few weeks before the launch date. The embargo will be active until 8.00h CET, 19 March 2018.

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Press kit


  • Presentation*
    English | Español (Download link, ppt)
  • Speaking notes (pdf)
    *When quoting or using parts of this presentation, please cite as: “WWAP Presentation: Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2018”

Previous World Water Development Reports

The WWDR 2017 underlines the importance of managing wastewater as an undervalued and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and other recoverable by-products. In line with this, the report demonstrates how improved wastewater management generates social, environmental and economic benefits essential for sustainable development and is essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as in the achievement of a circular economy. 

Press kit - WWDR 2017 "Water and Jobs" 

Previous: WWDR 2016

The WWDR 2016 illustrates that nearly 3 out of 4 jobs of the global workforce (3.2 billion people) are moderately or highly dependent upon access to water and water-related services and therefore states that “Water is essential to decent jobs and sustainable development”. Water stress and the lack of decent work can exacerbate security challenges, force migration and undo the progress made in the fight to eradicate poverty. 

Press kit - WWDR 2016 "Water and Jobs" 

The WWDR 2015 demonstrates how water resources and services are essential to achieving global sustainability, taking into account factors as economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability. 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.

Press kit - WWDR 2015 "Water for a Sustainable World" 

The WWDR 2014 seeks to inform decision-makers (inside and outside the water and energy domains), stakeholders and practitioners about the interlinkages, potential synergies and trade-offs, and to highlight the need for appropriate responses and regulatory frameworks that account for both water and energy priorities.

Press Kit - WWDR 2014 "Water and Energy" 

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