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Report on the Achievements during the International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015
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UN-Water has released the "Report on the Achievements during the International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015". Prepared on the occasion of the end of the Decade, the report provides an overview of the milestones and major activities implemented during this period, discusses remaining gaps and the need for further action. Click here to download.

Dresden Nexus Conference
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As a follow-up to our kick-off workshop on “Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste” flores.unu.edu/nexus-kickoff-workshop, the first of the biyearly Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC) takes place from 25-27 March 2015.As a follow-up to our kick-off workshop on “Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste” flores.unu.edu/nexus-kickoff-workshop, the first of the biyearly Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC) takes place from 25-27 March 2015.

World Water Day 2015
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World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. 

Click here to visit the official World Water Day webpage and to find out about the planned events.

UNW-DPC's "Capacity Pool" magazines
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UNW-DPC has dedicated its 19th regular newsletter, the "Capacity Pool", to the topic of "Ensuring Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation". The magazine includes an overview of current levels of drinking water and sanitation access and challenges for the future beyond 2015. Download the entire newsletter in PDF format.

 Check out the e-magazine format.

The UN-Water Initiative on Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies

UNW-DPC coordinates the UN-Water initiative "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies", a collaboration with the WMO, UNCCD, FAO and CBD. After a successful kick-off in Geneva in March 2013 and regional workshops for Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa in 2013 and 2014,  a final international event is expected in 2015. Click here to visit the initiative's platform.

Upcoming and recently completed activities

Recently completed:

Fourth Regional Drought Workshop (for Eastern and Southern Africa)

After a successful kick-off in Geneva and a series of regional workshops for Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia in 2013 and 2014, WMO, UNCCD, FAO, CBD and UNW-DPC organized a further regional workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 5-8 August, on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". |Read more

UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue at Stockholm World Water Week

On 3 September 2014, UN-Water convened the UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue on “The Water, Energy and Food-Nexus and the Post-2015 Development Agenda” at the 2014 Stockholm World Water Week. Webcast live, the Dialogue was co-convened with the German government and GIZ and implemented by UNW-DPC and UNW-DPAC.

Regional Workshop on Non-revenue Water Management in Central Asia

From 7-9 July 2014, UNW-DPC, together with GWOPA/UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan, organized a workshop on “ Capacity Development, Water Operators’ Partnerships and Financing for Non-revenue Water Management” for Central and South Asia and the Middle East.

Publications:

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Proceedings of the Regional Drought Workshop, for Asia-Pacific Countries

UNW-DPC has published a proceedings for the third regional workshop, for Asia-Pacific Countries, in the UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". Find out more at the project's online platform in the UN-Water Activity Information System. Click here to download.

Bonding and Bridging in CD Networks

Together with the KWR Watercycle Research Institute, UNW-DPC has produced a new publication which analyses the networks fostered within the multi-year UN-Water project on the " Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture ". The full publication is available for download here .

UNW-DPC magazine on "Water and Energy"

UNW-DPC has dedicated its 18th regular newsletter, the "Capacity Pool", to the topic of "Capacity Development for the Water-Energy Nexus". The magazine includes an overview of the links between water and energy and inside information on activities surrounding the 2014 Day and the release of the 2014 World Water Development Report. Check out the e-magazine format or click here for further information on water and energy.

News:

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Report on the Achievements during the International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015

UN-Water has released the "Report on the Achievements during the International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015". The "Water for Life Decade" was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2003 with the primary goal to promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. Prepared on the occasion of the end of the Decade, the report provides an overview of the milestones and major activities implemented during this period, discusses remaining gaps and the need for further action. The report has been prepared by UNW-DPC, on request from UN-Water, with input from its Members, Partners and Programmes. Click here to download.

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Proceedings of the Regional Drought Workshop, for Latin America and the Carribean in spanish

UNW-DPC has published a proceedings for the second regional workshop in spanish, for Asia-Pacific Countries, in the UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". Find out more at the project's online platform in the UN-Water Activity Information System. Click here to download.

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Water Lecture on the Occasion of World Water Day 2015

We kindly invite you to the next Water Lecture on the topic “Water and Sustainable Development: Positioning Water and Capacity Development in the Sustainable Development Goals” which will take place at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) in Bonn on 19 March 2015, from 17:00 to 18:30 hours. Click here to download flyer. |Read more

Multimedia:

IFAT 2014 Film

UN-Water was present at IFAT 2014 in Munich, Germany from 5-9 May, with UNW-DPC coordinating the participation of 10 UN- Water Members, Partners and Programmes in a pavilion and seminar on the topic of “Water and Energy”. It has produced a short film about the event.