'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award (5)

The ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award is now accepting nominations for its 5th edition. The application period is open between 4 July and 15 September 2014. The theme is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, which mirrors that of World Water Day 2015.

The ‘Water for Life’ Best Practices Award aims to acknowledge and promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and related issues by 2015, by recognizing outstanding best practices that can ensure sustainable long-term management of water resources and help achieve the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.

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WCCE - INBO Partnership Agreement

During the last general Assembly of the International Network of Basin Organizations - INBO held in Merida, Mexico from June 1st to June 4th, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the World Council of Civil Engineers - WCCE and the International Network of Basin Organizations.

The general objective of the collaboration among the organizations is to facilitate, in all regions of the world, the emergence of effective and efficient water governance and of sustainable development of water resources, through the implementation of IWRM at basin level, which allows a better taking into account of all needs, including those of ecosystems.

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Water Monographies III: Water & Sustainable Development


We are proud to introduce the third report of our Water monographies series , Water & Sustainable Development presented on the occasion of the UN's Conference of the Parties which took place in Paris during the first weeks of December. This initiative is published in collaboration with UN-Water and AQUAE Foundation and is published in English and Spanish.

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Water Monographies IV: Water & Economy


We are proud to introduce the fourth report of our Water monographies series, Water & Economy presented on the occasion of the WFEO's 50th Anniversary Meeting which took place in Paris during the last week of February. This initiative is published in collaboration with UN-Water and AQUAE Foundation and is published in English and Spanish.

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OECD Principles on Water Governance 2014

Ministers from OECD’s 34 member countries welcomed the OECD Principles on Water Governance, which set standards for moreeffective, efficient and inclusive design and implementation of water policies, and encouraged governments to put them into action.

 

The 12 Water Governance Principles provide a framework for governments to put in place better water policies and they will be used to develop a broader OECD perspective on water management over the coming years.

 

The Principles were developed using a multi-stakeholder approach and were endorsed by a large number of public, private and non-profit organisations at the 7th World Water Forum in April in Korea through the Daegu Declaration.

 

Next steps will include identifying and scaling up best practices and developing water governance indicators to support the implementation of the Principles.

 

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