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United Nations - World Water Development Report 2016 Report: Water and Jobs, 2016

UnitedThree out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. In fact, water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, launched on 22 March 2016, World Water Day, in Geneva.

From its collection, through various uses, to its ultimate return to the natural environment, water is a key factor in the development of job opportunities either directly related to its management (supply, infrastructure, wastewater treatment, etc.) or in economic sectors that are heavily water-dependent such as agriculture, fishing, power, industry and health. Furthermore, good access to drinking water and sanitation promotes an educated and healthy workforce, which constitutes an essential factor for sustained economic growth.

Economic Valuation of Wastewater – The Cost of Action and the Cost of No Action

EconomicPublisher: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Pages: 72

Over the years, wastewater has been a source of pollution due to urbanization, growing cities, industrialization and improved material consumption, among other factors.

Today, an estimated 80 per cent of global wastewater is being discharged untreated into the world’s waterways.

This affects the biological diversity of aquatic ecosystems and disrupts the fundamental web of our life support systems, on which a wide range of sectors from urban development to food production and industry depend.


multisectionalReducing under nutrition, which causes an estimated 45 percent of all childerns deaths, its at the core of the World Bank Group (WBG) mission to end poverty. However tackling the problen of under nurition requires more than nutrition interventions alone. Among a range of drivers of nutrition including agriculture, social protection, health and education

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Has been recognized as a key sector for maximizing nutritional impact. Emering intrests in and attention to the role of WASH on nutritional outcomes provides a "window of opportunity" to influence policy and program design for greater impacts on nutrition. WASH investments and policies that incorporate nutrition sensitive goals explicitly into the program design and implementation can increase nutritional impact and development.

Water sanitation and hygiene for accelerating and sustaining progress on neglected tropical diseases

Water sanitation and hygiene for accelerating andA global strategy 2015-2020

Authors: WHO
Number of pages: 38
Publication date: 2015
Languages: English

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are critical in the prevention and care for all of the 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) scheduled for intensified control or elimination by 2020.

Water for Life Decade’ 2005-2015

Water for Life Decade 2005 2015On 23 December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period 2005-2015 “the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’”. It was decided that the primary goal of the ‘Water for Life’ Decade was to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015.
Much progress has been made over the past 10 years. This and how to move forward on the basis of what we have learned is the the topic in the following publications and video:
• 10-Year Story: The “Water for Life” Decade and Beyond
• The latest edition of Water Monographies, with a focus on Water and Sustainable Development
• The Ten Year Story video




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2