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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...
20/03/2009
Farmers need help to grow more food with less water
20 March 2009, Rome/Istanbul – FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf has called for more attention to be paid to water management in agriculture and for increased support and guidance for farmers in developing countries to tackle water scarcity and the related problem of hunger. “The future of water is in a more...
11/03/2009
The 5th World Water Forum was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from March 16th to 22nd, 2009. A variety of events throughout the week aimed to focus on just one overarching theme: “Bridging Divides for Water”. The main theme of the 5th World Water Forum (WWF5) was Bridging Divides for Water. A...
30/01/2009
Biotechnology tools can play a valuable role in addressing the challenge of water scarcity in developing countries, but many applications of biotechnology relevant to water scarcity have not yet delivered practical solutions to farmers. This was one of the main messages...
21/01/2009
International meeting to prepare for next World Water Forum
21 January 2009, Rome - Delegates from more than 60 countries are meeting in Rome (21-23 January 2009) to continue negotiations on a global plan of action for adapting to global changes that affect how countries manage freshwater resources. The meeting is part of preparations for the 5th World Water Forum,...