UN-Water is the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater related matters, including sanitation. Building on a long history of coordination in the UN system, UN-Water was formalized in 2003 by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination. It provides the platform to address the cross-cutting nature of water and maximize system-wide coordinated action and coherence.
Las soluciones basadas en la naturaleza (SbN) están inspiradas y respaldadas por la naturaleza y utilizan o imitan los procesos naturales para contribuir a la gestión mejorada del agua. Una solución basada en la naturaleza puede implicar la conservación o rehabilitación de los ecosistemas naturales y/o la mejora o creación de procesos naturales en ecosistemas modificados o artificiales. Se pueden aplicar a microescala (por ejemplo, un inodoro seco) o a macroescala (por ejemplo, el paisaje).
The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges across all sectors, and particularly regarding water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.
Radical increase in water and sanitation investment required to meet development targets
13 April 2017 | GENEVA — Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation.
Most human activities that use water produce wastewater. As the overall demand for water grows, the quantity of wastewater produced and its overall pollution load are continuously increasing worldwide.
In all but the most highly developed countries, the vast majority of wastewater is released directly to the environment without adequate treatment, with detrimental impacts on human health, economic productivity, the quality of ambient freshwater resources, and ecosystems.