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UN WORLD WATER REPORT – the first UN system-wide evaluation of global water resources.
the first time, 23 United Nations agencies and convention
secretariats have combined their efforts and expertise to
produce the most comprehensive and up-to-date report on the
state of the world's freshwater resources. The World Water
development Report was presented to the media today, in Tokyo,
and will be officially launched at the occasion of World Water
Day, March the 22nd, during the 3d World Water Forum.
World Water Development Report ‘Water for People, Water for
Life’ - is the most comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the
state of the resource. Presented on the eve of the Third World
Water Forum (Kyoto, Japan, March 16 – 23), it represents the
single most important intellectual contribution to the Forum and
the International Year of Freshwater, which is being led by
UNESCO and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
compile the report, every UN agency and commission dealing with
water has for the first time worked jointly to monitor progress
against water-related targets in such fields as health, food,
ecosystems, cities, industry, energy, risk management, economic
evaluation, resource sharing and governance. The 23 UN partners
constitute the World
Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), whose secretariat is
hosted by UNESCO.
with “inertia at the leadership level”, the global water
crisis will reach unprecedented levels in the years ahead with
“growing per capita scarcity of water in many parts of the
developing world”, according to this United Nations report.
Water resources will steadily decline because of population
growth, pollution and expected climate change.
Dr. Rusudan Lomidze - www.womenaid.org/environment/rusudan-lomidze
lecturer First Georgian World Environment Day Annual Lecture
2002 and renown Georgian phyto-therapeutist.
5 June 2002 - First Georgian World Environment Day Annual Lecture:
Press Release, Message from the UNEP Executive Director, Klaus Toepfer, Message from the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan: English, Russian
10 January 2002 - NEHAP Consultation Meeting in WomenAid Caucasus Office
26-27 December 2001 - NEHAP Consultation Meetings:
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