International Organization based in United States of America

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.

All Updates

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19 Mar 2018 description
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Resumen ejecutivo

Resumen ejecutivo

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).

19 Mar 2018 description

Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau (WWDR 2018)

19 Mar 2018 description
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Executive Summary
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الملخص التنفيذي - Arabic version
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Рабочее резюме - Russian version

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.

13 Apr 2017 description

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.

22 Mar 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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.

Maps & Infographics

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29 Oct 2013 infographic