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World Water Week 2016
Video interview on new Global Water Scarcity Framework with AGL Director Eduardo Mansur and Senior Officer Karen Frenken
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A SIWI Sofa video interview from World water Week in Stockholm featuring Land and Water Division Director Eduardo Mansur and FAO Senior Officer and AQUASTAT programme leader Karen Frenken, on the new FAO initiative Coping with water scarcity in agriculture: a global framework for action in a changing climate.
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World Water Week 2016
FAO ever present in Stockholm as discussions on Global Framework on Water Scarcity begin
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The annual World Water Week kicks off in Stockholm, this year adopting the theme of 'Water for Sustainable Growth'. FAOs' Land and Water Division will forefront several seminars and meetings including, a new report launch (see below) a preliminary meeting on the forthcoming Global framework on water scarcity and seminars on wastewater reuse and the forthcoming Source to Sea initiative. The week will run from 28 August - 2 September.

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frecciaFull agenda of FAO events at the World Water week in Stockholm
frecciaFAO Radio Interview with - Eduardo Mansur, Director of FAO’s Land and Water Division, on World Water Week and FAOs' new Global Framework on Water Scarcity

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FAO Water Report 43
Water accounting and auditing - A sourcebook
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© FAO The rationale behind this new report is that scope exists worldwide to improve water-related sectoral and inter-sectoral decision-making at local, regional and national levels. Water accounting and auditing are recommended by FAO and others as being fundamental to initiatives that aim to cope with water scarcity. 

It provides practical advice on the application and use of water accounting and auditing, helping users planning and implementing processes that best fit their needs.
frecciaDownload FAO Water Report 43
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New project website
Adapting irrigation to climate change (AICCA)
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Small-scale irrigation and other forms of agricultural water management are critical in building resilience to increased climate variability. This project aims at improving the sustainability and adaptation of small-scale irrigation systems to climate change in the West and Central Africa region. The project focuses on examining in detail the impact of climate change on irrigation systems in four pilot countries: Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali and Niger. © FAO

frecciaVisit the AICCA project website

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Water and gender
New web page created in AQUASTAT
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© FAO To improve the availability of gender-disaggregated data, a new Water and gender page has been created on the AQUASTAT website. The Case study section of the page provides results of AQUASTAT case studies conducted in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco on the role of women in agricultural water management. The Census section explains how census data could be used for sex-disaggregated data in water statistics. The National data section shows results of gender-disaggregation of national-level data. The Terminology section assembles terms relative to gender and water that are in AQUASTAT’s glossary. Finally, the Documents section presents a selection of gender-significant documents, case studies, policies, guidelines and tools.
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Water Scarcity
Coping with water scarcity in agriculture:
a global framework for action in a changing climate
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This week FAO announces a forthcoming initiative on water scarcity; Coping with water scarcity in agriculture: a global framework for action in a changing climate will support the development and deployment of policies, strategies, programmes and field capacity for the adaptation of agriculture to water scarcity, using context-specific approaches and processes tailored to specific circumstances and needs, including support for the formulation of transformational projects. gender sensitivity and social inclusion. © FAO

frecciaMore on the framework
frecciaDownload the framework flyer

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AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
2016 User Survey
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AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture, is conducting a user survey regarding its use and benefits as a first step towards improving its usability and streamlining its functionality. The survey will close on September 4th.

frecciaTake the survey

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Land and water working paper #13
Building the blocks of gender-sensitive
social protection and natural resources
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© FAO Land as a production factor as well as a way for improving rural livelihoods, social status and economic empowerment is to be considered as the primary social safety net, in the context of poverty alleviation and food security in rural areas of many developing countries.

The consolidated conceptual framework linking social protection, gender and territorial development presented in this new report, aims at promoting livelihoods of women and men and reduce the existing gender inequalities within a community. It is also based on the double principle of gender sensitivity and social inclusion.
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