During the keynote session of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2014, Hans Rosling - Professor International Health, Karolinska Institute and Chairman, Gapminder Foundation - delivered a fact-based worldview of humanity, underlying how water and sanitation represent the driving force
Many well-intentioned people are working to make water flow in the homes of more than half of the world’s population that do not have it. But on average, 40% of rural water systems in developing countries stop working a few years after they are built. Billions of dollars in aid money have been thrown at the problem, but recent maps of water systems in several countries shows that they continue to break down. In this webinar, we will focus on the one of the common reasons that rural water systems in developing countries do not function as expected: the lack of preventive maintenance.
A lunch-debate took place on 19/11 in the European Parliament at the occasion of World Toilet Day. Hosted by MEP Catherine Bearder, it started with a video message from UN Deputy SG Jan Eliasson, calling on the EU to reinforce its efforts to achieve the sanitation goal.
This video informs about the Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) in Africa. WACDEP has been created to support the integration of water security and climate resilience into development planning processes and the design of financing and investment strategies.