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22.09.2017
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A Matter of Survival


A report of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace: an important document with recommendations for water as an instrument of peace relevant for the Forum "Rules of Water, Rules for Life".

With the support of Geneva Water Hub - University of Geneva.

A Matter of Survival

 

21.09.2017
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Maestro Ranauro at Forum ROW


"I compose music at a high emotional rate. I do not play the piano, I play the "cardiophone".
It comes from the heart and reaches the head. Mine is a six-finger emotional repertoire".
Michele Ranauro, composer and pianist, overcame a serious incident and created a new, all-in-one technique of playing which allows him to distribute the workload, giving broader expressiveness to his right hand and leaving his left hand as an emotional support.
From here, a new and highly colorful expressive language was born, which aims to reach only the heart of the listener.

20.09.2017
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Women Peacebuilders for Water Award


Women Peacebuilders for Water (WPW) addresses the female individuals who commit themselves to resolving the water-related conflicts either by spreading the knowledge on such important issue or by working directly on the field. The award aims at covering two fronts. Firstly, to thank the courageous woman who has defeated the water conflicts and secondly to promote the work of the female scholar who dedicates her academic work to providing new rules that could make a contribution in reaching a peace agreement.

This new International Prize also aims at remembering the sixteenth anniversary of the UN Resolution 1325 on the role of women in post-conflict and peacebuilding. It intends to exalt women, their ability and wisdom to build peace, precisely where the possession of a Precious and extinguishable resource as water too often triggers the temptation of war.

The award process is organized under the auspices of “Fondazione Milano per Expo 2015”. It will be delivered on September 27 by Foundation President, Diana Bracco.

The jury is composed by:
 
  • Diana Bracco, President of the Commission and President of “Fondazione Milano per Expo 2015” and “Fondazione Bracco”
  • Albina Assis Africano, Head of Interministerial Committee for EXPO Milano 2015
  • Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General at Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Arianna Censi, Vice Mayor - Metropolitan City of Milan
  • Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, President of Women for Water Partnership (WfWP); President of Soroptimist International
  • Diamante D’Alessio, Director of “Io Donna” magazine
  • Marta Dassù, President of the International Board at WE - Women Empower the World
  • Vincenzo De Luca, Director-General for the Promotion of the Italian Economic System
  • Hilal Elver, UN Special rapporteur for the right to food
  • Letizia Moratti, President of E4Impact Foundation
  • Michela Miletto, Deputy coordinator of the World Water Assessment Programme – WWAP UNESCO
  • Livia Pomodoro, President of Milan Center for Food Law and Policy
 
13.09.2017
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Interview with Peter Glas


Peter Glas, President OECD Water Governance Initiative.

08.09.2017
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‬‪NASA | Earth's Water Cycle


Water is the fundamental ingredient for life on Earth. Looking at our Earth from space, with its vast and deep ocean, it appears as though there is an abundance of water for our use. However, only a small portion of Earth's water is accessible for our needs. How much fresh water exists and where it is stored affects us all.

05.09.2017
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Interview with
Mariet Verhoef-Cohen


In the weeks before the First International Forum "Rules of Water Rules for Life" Milan Center for Food Law and Policy interviews some of the main speakers.

The first interview is with Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, President of Women for Water Partnership and President of Soroptimist International.

 

 

29.08.2017
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Lack of Access to Clean Water


STOCKHOLM, August 28, 2017– Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of access to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030 will require countries to spend $150 billion per year. 

A fourfold increase in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) investments compared to what is spent today, this is out of reach for many countries, threatening progress on poverty eradication.

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29.08.2017
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World Water Week opens in Stockholm


Stockholm (28 August 2017) – World leaders, water experts, development professionals, policy-makers, and one astronaut, have gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on finding ways to better use, and reuse, the world’s increasingly scarce fresh water. 

The term “water scarcity” is becoming increasingly common. As more countries, and cities, experience the effects of high population pressure and less available freshwater, the interest among policy-makers, businesses, and citizens grows. The realization is there. We need to become more efficient water users. We need to make some drastic changes.

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28.08.2017
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The Water Rooms #Video2


Where and how much freshwater is there in the world? What is human impact on water and how “real” is virtual water? 2nd movie of "The Water Rooms" journey into the world of freshwater resources. A film by UNESCO WWAP. Produced and animated by Steve Cutts.

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28.08.2017
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The Water Rooms #Video3


The interconnections between water, energy, food and environment are like a board game where, to win, all the players need to gather as much resources as possible; will we be able of changing the rules used so far for the common good? The 3rd movie of "The Water Rooms" journey into the world of freshwater resources.

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28.08.2017
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The Water Rooms #Video4


Governance might be a difficult and scary concept to grasp but it actually all depends on the “ingredients” you use to explain it. The 4th movie of "The Water Rooms" journey into the world of freshwater resources.

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28.08.2017
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The Water Rooms #Video5


Are wars over water the only solutions to the water crisis? Will conflicts on natural resources shape the future of our planet and species? Can we change our habits and make a difference? The 5th and last movie of "The Water Rooms" journey into the world of freshwater resources. 

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14.08.2017
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‪The Water Rooms #Video1


A visual voyage into the water cycle and its mathematical and endless precision. The 1st movie of The Water Rooms journey into the world of freshwater resources. Produced by Codesign. A film by UNESCO WWAP.

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10.08.2017
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Circular Economy Overview


Today's linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, and is a model that is reaching its physical limits. A circular economy is an attractive and viable alternative that businesses have already started exploring today.

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10.08.2017
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Matt Damon and Gary White at Davos 2017


A conversation with clean-water pioneers Matt Damon and Gary White on scaling solutions for universal fresh water and sanitation access.

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07.08.2017
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How to build bridges over river disputes


The climate change debate is highly focused on atmospheric pollution and energy use, but there is a growing realisation of the close links between climatic and environmental factors and the future flow and quality of water through melting glaciers, deforestation, changes in precipitation, and emission of waste into fresh water.

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28.07.2017
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Water mobilisation and irrigation


The session debates how to reinforce African communities through public-private partnership inclusive projects, involving investments to foster an integrated management and conservation of natural resources, the reinforcement of skills and technical capacities of young farmers, and the generation of sources of revenues. It will present a three-year project best practice on runoff water management and improvement of hydraulic infrastructures to encourage pluvial agriculture.

The project, carried out in the Kebili Gouvernorat through collaboration between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia and New Holland Agriculture, foresees the participation of national, regional, local actors in conformity with Tunisia's priorities on social solidarity, rural development and improvement of living conditions. 

 

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25.07.2017
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UNIDO Address Water Scarcity


July 2017: The World Bank is providing financing for water-scarce cities to share their management knowledge, while the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has set up a public-private partnership to improve industrial and municipal water management practices. Target 6.4 of the Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6) calls for, by 2030, substantially reducing the number of people suffering from water scarcity.


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24.07.2017
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Romans threatened with water rationing


24.07.2017
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Two thirds of Italy hit by drought


The farmland of two-thirds of Italy is hit by drought and the cost to Italian agriculture amounts to two billion euros, according to farmers association Coldiretti.

It said the long period of intense heat and lack of rain of has badly hit both crops and livestock farmers.

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12.07.2017
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Where bottled water comes from


Bottled water comes in two varieties. There's purified water, which is water from local sources (a.k.a. tap water) that has been filtered, and there's natural spring water, which is sourced from springs across the United States. So the bottled water that costs you several dollars may be sourced from the earth in Florida, or it's just from the local water supply in New York.

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12.07.2017
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Lack of safe water


Some three in ten people around the world lack access to safe and readily available water at home, and almost six in ten to safely managed sanitation, a new United Nations report has warned, calling on countries to do more to fulfil these basic human needs.

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27.04.2015
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A vision for 2050


This video presents the vision for 2050 of the world water future. It represents the prologue of the latest edition of the World Water Development Report 2015, Water for a Sustainable World. The Report has been launched on March 20 in New Delhi, during the main celebrations of the World Water Day.
 
It is the UN's flagship report on water and gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources, aiming to provide decision-makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of water.
 
For more information: www.unesco.org/water/wwap
Write to: wwap@unesco.org
Twitter: @UNWWAP
 

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