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Dear Colleagues,

– Insights on global water scarcity.
– Tools and advice to help countries meet the SDG water targets.
– New perspectives on wastewater and water security.
 
We are pleased to send you this update on the latest research and thinking from UNU-INWEH – the think tank on water, environment and health.
 
We hope your find this useful and welcome your feedback and comments.
 
Best wishes,
The UNU-INWEH Team 

 


ANNUAL REPORT 2017
 
Highlighting the past year’s projects, events, publications and more…


CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE WATER SECTOR: THE CASE OF MASSIVE OPEN ON-LINE COURSES
 
This report provides perspectives on the potential of MOOCs as a long-term capacity development tool and examines how they can add value to professional development in the water sector.


GLOBAL BARRIERS TO IMPROVING WATER QUALITY: A CRITICAL REVIEW
This report presents practical perspectives on this how decision makers can reduce these barriers, or develop realistic goals that fit with the SGD water targets.
 


GLOBAL WATER CRISIS: THE FACTS
A review of evidence on global water from 6 aspects: scarcity and insecurity, unsustainable development, infrastructure deterioration and destruction, water-related disasters, ecosystem degradation.


TOWARDS A WORLD FREE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER
 
Wastewater is a valuable resource in many low income countries, but health risks must be managed. How can we move to a world free of untreated wastewater.


WITHOUT WATER, NOTHING IS SECURE

Moving policy thinking and action from managing water scarcity to ensuring water security.

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ACCELERATING WATER-RELATED SDG SUCCESS: 6 STEPS AND 6 COMPONENTS FOR SDG 6
Meeting the challenge is delivering on the SDG water goal (SDG 6). Insight and expert advice for countries.

MEMBER STATES DISCUSS DECADE ON WATER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

8 December 2017: UN Member States recently discussed the plan of action for an International Decade focused on water for sustainable development. The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN-Water, and the Permanent Mission of Tajikistan organized the briefing that was held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 8 December 2017.

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NEW CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS UNU’S WORK ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

On 22 January, UNU launched its Sustainable Development Explorer, a new campaign highlighting UNU’s work to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, the SDGs unite global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges, from hunger and poverty to equality and peace. UNU’s work is uniquely comprehensive, spanning the full breadth of the SDGs. Some 400 UNU researchers worldwide are engaged in more than 180 research projects, generating knowledge to develop realistic solutions to achieve the SDGs. Available in English and in Japanese, the SD Explorer currently features 51 projects, 34 experts, 34 publications, and 50 expert articles, organised by SDG. It offers visitors the opportunity to explore the “who” and “what” of UNU’s work, engage directly with UNU’s experts, and learn about how their ideas are generating knowledge to develop solutions to achieve the SDGs.

View SDG Explorer
 


SDG POLICY SUPPORT SYSTEM (SDG-PSS)
 
UNU-INWEH and partners have developed the SDG policy support system (SDG PSS) to allow governments to measure and report on the progress of six policy critical components for SDG 6. The aim is to enable governments to accelerate SDG success by supporting cross-sector, evidence-based policy and planning; and to accelerate progress towards water-related Sustainable Development Goals.

New updates for English, French and Spanish PSS versions.

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