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.
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.
El viernes 10 de septiembre finalizó un curso dirigido y coordinado por Cap Net Argentina, con el acompañamiento del Foro Argentino del Agua/ GWP Argentina y de la Dirección Nacional de Gestión Ambiental del Agua y los Ecosistemas Acuáticos.
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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.
A GWPSA delegation, led by Executive Secretary Mr. Alex Simalabwi, has met with H.E. Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, on 9 September 2021 in Zanzibar Town to discuss GWP work in the region.
The African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), along with the other co-convenors of the High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa adopted a roadmap during their inaugural meeting hosted by AMCOW and the Global Center on Adaptation in Rotterdam, Netherlands on 7 September 2021.
The World Bank and Global Water Partnership CEE organize an online workshop on 20-21 September 2021 to tackle water scarcity and droughts which are amongst the most tangible and devastating consequences of the climate crisis.
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.
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