Capacity Development to Support NDMP
WMO, UNCCD, FAO and UNW-DPC will initiate the joint "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies" Initiative at a side event of the HMNDP conference in Geneva in March 2013.The international kick-off workshop will be followed by a series of regional workshops in several drought-prone regions worldwide in 2013-2014.
Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture
The “Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture” is a multi-year capacity development project which bundles the competencies and experience of seven UN-Water members, partners, and programmes (FAO, WHO, UNEP, UNU-INWEH and UNW-DPC, in collaboration with ICID and IWMI). In many urban and peri-urban areas where competition for freshwater is high, "wastewater" - when used safely - can be a valuable resource.
Spate Irrigation Systems
Spate irrigation is the art and science of managing floods for irrigation. E-lectures on Spate Irrigation Systems are now available in UNW-AIS.
The Video Lecture Series on Spate Irrigation Systems is a follow-up from the "Mainstreaming Spate Irrigation in Higher Education" Workshop.
The lectures aim to capture and disseminate key aspects and emerging issues of Spate Irrigation systems relevant to rural livelihoods, and food and water security.
Integration of Transboundary Water Projects
Transboundary water project datasets from the GEF IW:LEARN database have been added to UNW-AIS projects' datasets. The GEF IW:LEARN is a programme that promotes experience sharing and learning among GEF International Waters Projects.
Water Multistakeholder Platforms
Water multistakeholder platforms are becoming more and important as part of the solution to the complexity of water and sanitation issues in today’s fast changing world. Usually these platforms form around partnership and combine a web platform with an extensive network that may reach from global to local level.
UN-Water at IFAT 2012
IFAT is one of the world’s leading trade fairs for environmental technology, specifically focusing on water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. In 2012, the fair welcomed over 125,000 visitors from more than 180 countries. The UN-Water Center at IFAT contained a booth for each participating UN organization and enabled visitors to learn about UN-Water and the activities of its members and partners.