SanitationUNW-DPC actively seeks to strengthen the ability of UN-Water members and partners to support Member States in achieving water and sanitation-related goals and commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals. Sanitation is a major focus of UN-Water, particularly in its Thematic Priority Area on Water Supply and Sanitation, of which UNW-DPC is a member. To this end, UNW-DPC is actively supporting the "Sanitation Drive", an advocacy campaign working to meet the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target and end open defecation: http://sanitationdrive2015.org.
Activities in this area have included an international training programme for mayors on urban water and sanitation in Nanjing, China in November 2008, a UN-Water seminar on "UN-Water's Perspective on Water Supply and Sanitation and Needs for Capacity Development in Africa" in March 2010 at the International African Water Congress in Kampala, Uganda, UNW-DPC's activities at the 2010 World Water Week, activities at several previous World Water Weeks in Stockholm and the ongoing UN-Water capacity development project on the "Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture."
Proceedings for the "Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture" ProjectUNW-DPC has published a proceedings for the UN-Water project on the "Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture", the 10th in its series of proceedings . The full downloadable PDF is available with other materials at the project's online platform in the UN-Water Activity Information System.
Symposium for European Freshwater SciencesOn July 4th, UNW-DPC will be contributing a presentation on "Governance of capacity building in water resources management: a bottom-up approach" to a session on "Societal Concerns and Capacity Development" at the Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences in Münster, Germany.
Kick-off of the UN-Water Initiative "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies"
WMO, UNCCD, FAO and UNW-DPC kicked off a UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies" in March 2013, with upcoming workshops around the world. Visit the initiative's platform here and view the full summary report here.