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Women Remain Underrepresented in Water Resources Management – New Report

Photographs of women walking down dirt roads with jugs of water on their heads – cast in roles as water carriers instead of water managers – is not yet a thing of the past. A new report launching on 16 September shows progress has been slow and the management of this vital resource is still male dominated. 
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Taking Stock of the World’s Water Management

How well is the world managing its water resources? To answer that question, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with the UNEP-DHI Centre and Global Water Partnership (GWP), have analysed the responses from 186 countries to the survey instrument on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.5.1 – the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – showing that the world as a whole has advanced from 49% in 2017 to 54% in 2020. While this does show definite progress, 107 countries are currently not on track to meet the target of implementing IWRM by 2030, and to reach the global goal, the current rate of implementation would need to at least double.
/ Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Mediterranean, Southern Africa, West Africa

Second Pan-African Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of the Continental Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP) Water Investment Scorecard

Registration for the Second Pan-African Stakeholder Consultation on the AIP Water Investment Scorecard, scheduled to take place virtually on 16 September 2021, is now open for all representatives of African government departments related to water, development and multilateral organisations, civil society, technical experts, river basin organisations and the media.
/ Southern Africa

SADC and partners to convene Gender Session at 9th SADC RBO Workshop

The Gender Session for the 9th Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) River Basin Organisations / Shared Watercourse Institutions (RBOs/SWIs) Workshop will be held virtually on 21 September 2021, under the theme ‘Integrating gender equality and social inclusion into water programs of the SADC RBOs/SWIs and Member States.