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Inception workshop of GEMI
Integrated monitoring of water and sanitation related SDG targets
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The Integrated Monitoring initiative GEMI aims to integrate and expand existing monitoring efforts on, amongst others, water stress and water use efficiency (target 6.4). As a partner of the GEMI initiative, FAO is the custodian agency for the indicators of SDG Target 6.4, and supports its monitoring through the AQUASTAT programme. The monitoring methodologies will be pilot tested in a small number of countries. One of the first tasks of GEMI is to organize inception workshops in these countries. The first workshop took place in Senegal on 25-26 April 2016, the second workshop took place in Jordan on 22-23 May 2016.

The next workshop will be in Peru on 30-31 May 2016

frecciaVisit the Aquastat GEMI Webpage
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New project webpage
More effective and sustainable
investments in water for poverty reduction
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The new webpage for the project "More effective and sustainable investments in water for poverty reduction" is now online. This project aims at improving food security and reducing rural poverty of smallholder farmers through providing guidance and technical support to enhance the quality, impact and sustainability of agricultural water management investments. The project is currently being developed in six African countries: Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Rwanda and Tanzania. © FAO

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frecciaDownload the project brochure

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Land and water working paper #12
Safeguarding and enhancing land-based livelihoods
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© FAO The main purpose of FAO’s Social Protection Framework is to serve as a basis for the provision of more effective support to countries in delivering social protection to fight hunger, malnutrition and poverty in coherence with agricultural, food security, nutrition and rural development efforts.

This paper provides elements for an answer to the question: ‘If the declared objective of the Social Protection interventions is to reduce vulnerability and food insecurity, does it make more sense to invest money on widening the rights based approach to natural resources, land in particular, or in social protection schemes?’.
frecciaDownload the working paper
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AQUASTAT global water information system
Monitoring Target 6.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals
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Recently, the Integrated Monitoring initiative (GEMI) was established as an inter-agency initiative composed of FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, WHO and WMO, operating under the UN-Water umbrella, to monitor several targets of SDG6.

One facet of the initiative's focus is to integrate and expand existing monitoring efforts on water stress and water use efficiency (target 6.4). The monitoring of this target will rely to a large extent on the data, the guidelines and the methodologies developed and provided by AQUASTAT, FAO's global water information system.

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frecciaRead more on AQUASTATS role in GEMI
frecciaUN-Water GEMI project website
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Land and water discussion paper #10
New publication explores the concept of 'Water tenure'
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This new discussion paper aims to examine the notion of tenure in connection with water resources and to explore whether the concept of water tenure has the potential to make a useful contribution towards addressing some of the world’s water resources challenges. It seeks to provide answers to the following questions: a. What is water tenure? b. Does water tenure really exist? and c. Could the concept of water tenure be useful in terms of the development of natural resources policies and practices?
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International Day of Forests 2016
FAO launches new forest and water programme
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21 March, 2016, Rome - FAO today launched a new programme aiming to enhance the critical role of forests in improving water quality and water supplies, on the occasion of the UN's International Day of Forests. The programme, focused specifically on the close relationship between forests and water, will start off by looking at ways to improve water security in eight West African countries: Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Sierra-Leone.

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frecciaNew FAO Video on Forests and Water
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