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2nd Africa Water Week, Johannesburg, South Africa, 09-13 November 2009

Organised by: African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) and the South Africa Department of Water and Environmental Affairs

Held in conjunction with the 7th regular Session of AMCOW, during which South Africa will assume the Chairmanship of AMCOW.

Main theme: “Carrying forward the commitments of Sharm El Sheik on Water and Sanitation: Sprint to the finish”

Sub-themes:

  • Financing water and sanitation infrastructure;
  • Closing the sanitation gap;
  • Mitigating the impact of climate change;
  • Managing Africa’s trans-boundary waters;
  • Fast-tracking water services.

About 1,000 delegates from the African continent will attend the 5 day event, which will also include:

Side event: SuSanA special seminar “Organizational co-learning for up scaling sustainable sanitation in Sub-Sahara Africa“, 08 Nov 2009

Contact: Mr. Mohale Mopai, tel no. 012 336 8741, E-mail: mopaim@dwaf.gov.za

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September 21, 2009 at 9:09 am

World Water Day 2009 – Transboundary Water – 22 March 2009

In 2009, the theme for World Water Day (22 March) is “Shared Water – Shared Opportunities”. Special focus will be placed on transboundary waters. Nurturing the opportunities for cooperation in transboundary water management can help build mutual respect, understanding and trust among countries and promote peace, security and sustainable economic growth. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are the lead agencies for World Water Day 2009.

Campaign materials – desktop wallpapers, mobile content, photo galleries, T-Shirt templates, and banners & buttons – are available on the World Water Day 2009 web site.

Read the UN-Water Thematic Paper: Transboundary Waters – Sharing Benefits, Sharing Responsibilities.

The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre maintains its own World Water Day web site since 1998. You can add your own WWD event here.

February 26, 2009 at 9:32 am Leave a comment


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