Friday, 14 December 2012

2013 International Year of Water Cooperation

In December 2010, the UN General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation with Resolution A/RES/65/154. Among the various agency in the UN system , UNESCO have been called to play a leading role in the preparation and implementation of the 2013 United Nations International Year on Water Cooperation, for its unique multidisciplinary approach which blends the natural and social sciences, education, culture and communication.
UN encourages all the Member States to promote actions at all levels aimed at the achievement of the internationally agreed water-related goals contained in Agenda 21(1):

(a) Integrated water resources development and management; 
(b) Water resources assessment; 
(c) Protection of water resources, water quality and aquatic ecosystems; 
(d) Drinking-water supply and sanitation; 
(e) Water and sustainable urban development; 
(f) Water for sustainable food production and rural development; 
(g) Impacts of climate change on water resources.(2)

to read more details about the implementation strategy for 2013 IYWC

Full document  "The Protection of the quality and supply of freshwater resources: application of integrated approaches to the development, management and use of water resources":

Official 2013 IYWC Logo & Poster