Water Education and Capacity Development

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Oasis of Touat in south-eastern Algeria. The foggaras system distributes water throughout the oasis  

Water education and capacity development are essential for freshwater security and the attainment of water-related development goals. This side event organized during the General Conference will focus on the work of UNESCO and Member States on water education and capacity development.

Examples from different levels of education and capacity development will be presented, in particular on the activities developed by the International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP), UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), water-related centres under the auspices of UNESCO, UNESCO Chairs on water, and cross-sectoral activities in the context of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and with UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network. The session will also emphasize the scope of water education and capacity development within the discussions for the post-2015 Development Agenda and its role as a means to catalyze international cooperation on water.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 12.11.2013 11:00 local time
End 12.11.2013 12:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Doria, Miguel
Organizer UNESCO-IHP
Contact m.doria@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7 place de Fontenoy
Room Room IX
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
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