news : World Toilet Day: Cities need new financial solutions to implement safe sanitation

    As the world celebrates World Toilet Day, we are reminded that, despite worldwide efforts, 2.1 billion people worldwide still lack access to basic sanitation. The situation is becoming even more acute in urban areas because of increasing migration. Basic sanitation is widely recognized to have positive impacts on health and the economy, so why don’t cities do more to improve their sanitation systems?

     

    news : Implementation Roadmaps: fourth report released

    The World Water Council, in collaboration with Korea Water Forum and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, is publishing the fourth and last edition of the Progress Report on Implementation Roadmaps. A final publication on the IRs will be developed for the 8th World Water Forum and will aim at sharing successful case studies, lessons learnt and contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

    news : Toward delivering on the Daegu and Gyeongbuk implementation commitment

    During the Korea International Water Week 2017, from 20 to 23 September, the World Water Council co-convened the second Implementation Roadmap Review Meeting and a World Water Partnership Meeting.  These two initiatives aim at following up on the previous World Water Fora, especially the 7th edition, and promoting the implementation of solutions. Additionally, the World Water Council was actively involved in the Water Leaders Roundtable and the 10th High-level Panel on Water and Disasters.

    news : World Water Council looks beyond Sustainable Development Goal for Water

    At today’s High-Level Panel on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the World Water Council is urging policy makers and water stakeholders from all nations to maintain the momentum for a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal for water in order to achieve water security in all domains. At the same time the Council is challenging the water community to focus attention on how such a goal will be implemented. A decade ago, water merited little attention and support from global decision-makers, business and opinion leaders. Today, the script is very different.

    news : World Water Council to propose a new role for Integrated Water Resource Management

    At the 7th World Water Forum, the World Water Council will host a High Level Panel on the future directions of Integrated Water Resource Management. The challenge will be to identify how the role of Integrated Water Resource Management might develop in the next 15 years in light of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    High Level Panel members will debate and respond to the challenges and issues identified by a Discussion Paper ‘Integrated Water Resource Management: A New Way Forward’.

    news : World Water Council: Countries must deliver roadmap for a water secure world

    • Implementation Roadmap developed to guide work of next three years
    • Sustainable Development Goals in September mark next milestone
    • Major political agreements made at the 7th World Water Forum

    The 7th World Water Forum entitled ‘Water for our Future’ drew to a close today, and was heralded by participants as the most politically impactful ever.

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