The UNECE, through the Secretariat of the Water Convention, and the OECD have jointly planned the following areas of work under the National Policy Dialogues either on IWRM or on WSS in the countries of EECCA region for 2012. These activities are subject to possible changes. If needed please check the information with the UNECE Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Republic of Moldova
The new EUWI newsletter ‘WaterWorld’ is being launched now to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the EUWI which was established at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (26 August – 4 September, 2002). WaterWorld will be a periodic publication that will provide news about the EUWI, its activities and issues of interest in the water sector. It is intended to promote communication and information exchange between EUWI stakeholders and to raise awareness and understanding about EU activities related to the water sector globally.
The European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) was launched as a political process in 2002 in Johannesburg at the World Summit on Sustainable Development and the following "10 years publication (2002-2012)" provides an account of its functioning and achievements.
capacity4dev.eu managed to persuade participating journalist to the World Water Forum 2012 to share several interesting interviews relating to the various aspects of the EU Water Initiative.
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Read the opinion piece by the Exectutive Secretary of AMCOW, Mr Bai Mass Taal, in Public Service Europe on the 2012 Status report on the application of integrated approaches to water resources management in Africa:
Cairo, Egypt (2012-05-14)– Over 75 percent of the member countries of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) polled in a United Nations survey are implementing national water laws and nearly half are executing national plans for integrated water resources management in line with the Africa Water Vision for 2025 according to a new report launched today during the 8th General Assembly of AMCOW.
Despite the difficulties in these sectors, the organizer reported 20% growth in the number of exhibitors. 'Impressive was the share of the foreign companies - over 60% of the participants. This fact confirms that the South-East Europen region is an attractive market for investors.' - says Maya Kristeva, CEO of Via Expo.
Visitors had the opportunity to see the latest products, provided by 412 direct exhibitors and represented companies from 33 countries in 4 halls.
The ACP-EU Water Facility is one of the first results of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI). The initiative, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is an international policy partnership that has successfully helped to improve access to water across the world and to put water at the heart of development policies.
An interactive map on the ACP-EU Water Facility shows a sample of projects funded by the facility to provide access to safe drinking water and improve sanitation and hygiene practices.