The UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development closed its office on 31 July 2015 in fulfillment of its mandate related to the International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Life’.
UNW-DPC Closing Ceremony and Celebration of Achievements
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As the International Decade for Action "Water for Life", 2005-2015, is coming to an end, UNW-DPC is closing in July 2015 in fulfillment of its mandate. After carrying out more than 125 activities in collaboration with 34 of UN-Water’s Members and Partners, reaching over 2,300 people from 150 countries, UNW-DPC has celebrated the achievements during a closing ceremony in Bonn on 23 June 2015. Read more about the event and watch a short film about UNW-DPC’s achievements.

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.

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.

The UN-Water Project on Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture

UNW-DPC in cooperation with FAO, WHO, UNEP, UNU-INWEH, ICID and IWMI implemented a capacity development project on the “Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture”. The project was launched in November 2011 with an international workshop in Bonn and followed by a workshop series. The project’s platform can be accessed here and a film about the project is available here.  

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.

Activities

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UNW-DPC Closing Ceremony and Celebration of Achievements

After carrying out more than 125 activities in collaboration with 34 of UN-Water’s Members and Partners, reaching over 2,300 people from 150 countries, UNW-DPC has celebrated the achievements during a closing ceremony in Bonn on 23 June 2015. |Read more

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7th World Water forum in Daegu, Korea

On 16 April 2015, UNESCO-IHP and UNW-DPC co-convened the session on "Water Education and Capacity building: Key for Water Security and Sustainable Development" at the  7th World Water forum in Deagu, Korea. (Session T.4.5.1) UNW-DPC also participated in the session “Water and Sanitation Operators: Capacity for an Urban Era” (Session T.2.3.3) |Read more

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Session at the Dresden Nexus Conference

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. |Read more

Publications:

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Proceedings on Water Education and Capacity Building Key for Water Security and Sustainable Development

In the framework of the 7th World Water Forum, UNESCO-IHP and UNW-DPC convened the session “Water Education and Capacity Building: Key for Water Security and Sustainable Development” on April 16.  Together with UNESCO-IHP, UNW-DPC published proceedings about the event. Click here to download.

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Report on the Achievements of UNW-DPC 2005-2015

As the International Decade for Action "Water for Life", 2005-2015, is coming to an end, UNW-DPC has published a final report on the Achievements of UNW-DPC from 2007-2015 including a Report on the UNW-DPC's 3rd Work Plan. It was presented at the Programmes closing ceremony in Bonn on 23 June 2015.  Click here to download.

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National Drought Management Policies Synthesis

Together with the partners, UNW-DPC has published a synthesis on the “Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies” initiative. It presents essentially the key pillars, challenges and next steps for national drought management policies based on the philosophy of risk reduction. Click here to download.

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Proceedings on Water Education and Capacity Building Key for Water Security and Sustainable Development

In the framework of the 7th World Water Forum, UNESCO-IHP and UNW-DPC convened the session “Water Education and Capacity Building: Key for Water Security and Sustainable Development” on April 16.  Together with UNESCO-IHP, UNW-DPC published proceedings about the event. Click here to download.

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National Drought Management Policies Synthesis

Together with the partners, UNW-DPC has published a synthesis on the “Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies” initiative. It presents essentially the key pillars, challenges and next steps for national drought management policies based on the philosophy of risk reduction. Click here to download.
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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.

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.