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24/08/2011
Coordinated by FAO Natural Resources Department, through its Land and Water Division, and on behalf of UN-Water members and partners, the World Water Day in 2012 is intended to draw the international attention on the relationships between water & food. Below...
01/07/2011
THE REPORT A major objective of the State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW) is primarily to raise awareness on the status of land and water resources, at the same time it scopes and inform on...
02/05/2011
"More focus on poverty reduction than on agricultural production"
Small-scale farmers account for roughly half of the developing world's undernourished. Without proper and effective water management, poor farmers are unable to turn agriculture from a nourishment activity into an income-generating enterprise.The smallholder farming is a potential engine for economic growth, poverty reduction and food security. The project is therefore...
02/05/2011
Javier Mateo Sagasta, FAO specialist on Water Quality and Environmental Aspects of Irrigation, talks about the global use of water resources and solutions to avoid wastage. He says: "Water reuse is a crucial factor to implement a sustainable management of the...
22/03/2011
On World Water Day, FAO stresses need to ensure adequate water supplies to swelling urban populations
22 March, 2011, Rome - As the world's urban population continues to swell, the need to employ new and innovative approaches to ensuring safe and adequate water for city dwellers in developing countries is becoming increasingly pressing, FAO said today. "Within the next 20 years, 60 percent of the world's population...
20/12/2010
"On visible climate change and invisible water"
FAO, together with its UN-Water Members has strenuosly stressed the pivotal role of water in the climate change discourse. We are happy to host an open letter by "The Green Group", a group of Ministers from several Countries, that is in total aliginement with the message that UN-Water with its...
13/10/2010
A workshop organized jointly by FAO, UNESCO-IHE, UNW-DPC, MetaMeta and the Spate Irrigation Network took place from 20 to 22 September at UNESCO-IHE in Delft, The Netherlands. It gathwered a total of 40 participants from 11 countries, with a mix of...
19/03/2010
On 22nd of March, the UN world will be celebrating World Water Day by giving strong resonance water quality. Since 2007 UN-Water is actively promoting and organizing World Water Day to ensure a more coordinated approach among United Nations’ Organizations leading...
21/12/2009
FAO Water invited more than 30 experts from different countries, institutions and professional background, to assist in an improved design of a water scarcity programme. The FAO water group prepared a document presenting its views on how its water scarcity programme should be designed; the document was then circulated to the...
12/10/2009
The shrinking of Lake Chad, which is bordered by 4 African countries (Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad), is already an ecological catastrophe but it is fast becoming a very human disaster as well. The 30 million people who live in the...