Water for a sustainable world

Hosted and led by UNESCO, the United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) was founded in 2000 as a response to the request from the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development to provide a periodic overview of the status and use of water resources globally.

WWAP coordinates the work of 31 UN-Water members and 37 partners, including international organizations and NGOs, to produce the annual United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR). The WWDR is the flagship publication of the United Nations on the state, use and management of the world’s freshwater resources. This conference will present the World Water Development Report 2015 (WWDR 2015),“Water for a Sustainable World”.

Our Executive Director, Ruth Mathews, will present at a panel discussion at the conference entitled “Responding to the challenges” on Friday 22nd May. She will talk about the fact that the largest water use for the commodities we consume or use on a daily basis occurs by the agricultural, energy production and manufacturing sectors. Water footprints of these sectors are, more often than not, unsustainable and considerable efforts will be necessary in the fields of policy-making, technological innovation, and behavioral changes to revert these practices.

For more information on this conference, please check the website