At the World Water Week in Stockholm, 21-27 August 2011, you will have numerous occasions of interacting with the Africa Working Group. We look forward to your participation in the following events, in which we will be involved:• Focus: Africa, 9:00-17:30, Tuesday, 23 August, Room K2• Publication Launch, 13:00-13:30, Wednesday, 24 August, EUWI exhibition stand EH 06:49Sandwiches will be served!• AWG meeting (AWG members only), 14:00-17:00, Wednesday 24 August, Room K13• EUWI Multi Stakeholder Forum, 9:00-12:30, Thursday, 25 August, Room T6
High-level political declarations have called for accelerated progress to meet the water and sanitation targets. However, such global commitments need to translate into concrete results at the country level. Recent assessments show that enormous challenges still exist for recipient countries to access and make effective use of aid. This briefing note gives advice on how aid effectiveness can be improved at national and global levels.
Les déclarations politiques de haut niveau réclament l’accélération du progrès vers les cibles en matière d’eau et d’assainissement. Or, les engagements mondiaux doivent se traduire par des résultats concrets au niveau national. Des évaluations récentes ont montré que les pays bénéficiaires ont toujours de grandes difficultés pour accéder à l’aide et pour l’utiliser de façon efficace. Cette note de synthèse donne des conseils sur comment améliorer l’efficacité de l’aide au niveau national autant que global.
Protection of water resources and integrated sustainable water management in the European Union and beyond - Council conclusionsSubmitted by EUWI Team on 22-June-2011 - 0 Comments | 0 file | 1591 reads
3103rd ENVIRONMENT Council meetingLuxembourg, 21 June 2011
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
1."RECOGNISING that while water availability and water quality are essential for sustainable development and green economy, waters face many threats including increasing trends of global population growth, urbanization, pollution, overexploitation, desertification and climate change.
The purpose of this briefing note is to give an update on EU aid to the water and sanitation sector in Africa as it stands now, nearly ten years past the Johannesburg commitments. It synthesizes findings from previous AWG reports and was presented to all EU member states at an ACP council group meeting in May 2011.
Pictures taken by Stefan Reuter of the EUWI Exhibition stand.
To celebrate World Water Day 2012, the European Commission releases the video "More than Water" which shows concrete results of the EU-ACP Water Facility to provide access to drinking water in the Himba villages in the north of Namibia.
For more information please visit the EuropeAid website: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/news/world_water_day_en.htm