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As the world enters the 21st Century, it faces many challenges, above all that of establishing a sustainable way of life that would not threaten future generations.

One of the essential elements of life on this planet is freshwater. Sustainable development therefore demands sustainable management of the world's limited resources of freshwater. Water resources cannot be managed, however, unless we know where they are, in what quantity and quality, and how variable they are likely to be in the foreseeable future.[read more]

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Drought

Drought management
  • Integrated Drought Management Programme - IDMP
    The central objective of IDMP is to support stakeholders at all levels by providing policy and management guidance and by sharing scientific information, knowledge and best practices for Integrated Drought Management.

UN-Water

In 2003, UN-Water was endorsed as the new official United Nations mechanism for follow-up of the water-related decisions ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

 
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