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Message from UN-Water Chair on World Water Day

Message from UN-Water Chair on World Water Day

“On World Water Day, 22 March, we release the 2020 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report.

This year’s report focuses on climate change and water. UN-Water’s Members and Partners chose this topic for 2020 because, right now, we have an unprecedented opportunity to put water at the heart of climate change negotiations.”

View video message by Gilbert F. Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Promoting climate resilience on Costa Rica

Promoting climate resilience on Costa Rica

For forty years, the sleepy seaside town of Artola, Costa Rica, has enjoyed a reliable piped water supply. With the climate crisis threatening water resources, community leaders like Don Jesús are using their experience to help protect the future of water for generations to come.

Read the full UNDP story here.

Wastewater? From waste to resource

Wastewater? From waste to resource

The World Bank’s latest report, Wastewater: From Waste to Resource, explores how investing in wastewater and other water, sanitation and hygiene services are essential to maintaining public health and preventing disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Access the publication here.

Why hygiene matters in the climate change discourse

Why hygiene matters in the climate change discourse

With the attention to changing climates, there are some interesting considerations why hygiene should become more of a concern to us all. IRC is working with partners on using the systems approach to improve WASH and hygiene is a crucial piece of the puzzle. 

Why hygiene matters in the climate change discourse .

Hygiene: a crucial piece of the puzzle for the impact of WASH.

Hygiene promotion and WASH systems strengthening.

WASH goes to school: a lesson in good hygiene.

Covid-19 – why the gaps in available data are far more.

IWRA Webinar on Water and Climate Change

IWRA Webinar on Water and Climate Change

An IWRA (International Water Resources Association) webinar will focus on Water and Climate Change. The 90-minute event will take place on Monday, March 23rd from 15:00 to 16:30 CET. It will be based on the global theme for this year’s World Water Day, looking into the multiple and complex interlinks between water science and policy with climate change.

Click here to learn more.

Make way for the future of sanitation

Make way for the future of sanitation

On World Water Day The Toilet Board Coalition share a new report, to shine a spotlight on the new business solutions for sanitation and hygiene that could be accelerated to respond to the current crisis and build resilience for future sanitation and hygiene systems. 

Access the report here.

Water Resilience Coalition launch on World Water Day

Water Resilience Coalition launch on World Water Day

In conjunction with World Water Day, the UN Global Compact | CEO Water Mandate will virtually launch it’s new Water Resilience Coalition. The online event will be held on Monday March 23 at 11:15am ET.

Join the conversation, understand how companies can work with governments, civil society, and others to ensure resilience for all.

Register here.