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The International Year of Water Cooperation and expectations from the Conference. Blanca Jimenez, Director of the Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO. International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference ...

The International Year of Water Cooperation and expectations from the Conference. Blanca Jimenez, Director of the Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO. International Annual UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2012/2013. Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen! 8-10 January 2013

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  • 1. Blanca Jiménez-CisnerosDirectora de la División de Ciencias de Agua y Secretaria delPrograma Hidrológico Internacional, UNESCO
  • 2. CONTEXT- During Century XX the world population x 3 BUT the wateruse X 6- Still 0.8 billion people with access to safe water and 2.5 billonswithout basic sanitation.- It is produce and discharge more WW than ever in the past(only industrial water 70% of the one produce is dischargedwithout treatment)- 500 million people per year are affected by floodsNevertheless still is enough water to meet all the needs- But for that science, innovation and COOPERATION is needed
  • 3. Why- Pressure on water resources is increasing: agricultureand industry, pollution and urbanization, global change.Different users different visions- Shared Water sources are increasingly being evident andcooperation takes many forms: from across nationalboundaries to scientific data exchange and cooperation in arural village to build a well.- Water cooperation involves an holistic approach towater realities: it combines cultural, educational andscientific factors, as well as religious, ethical, social, political,legal, institutional and economic dimensions.
  • 4. Why-- Water is being shared: only through cooperation can we succeed to manageour finite and fragile water resources;;-
  • 5. RESOLUTION• A group of countries, initiated by Tajikistan proposed to UNGA in 2010 to declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation• UN-WATER officially appointed UNESCO to lead preparations for both the 2013 International Year (IYWC) and the World Water Day (WWD) in cooperation with UNECE (UN Economic Commission for Europe) and with the support of UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs ), UNW-DPC (UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development) and UNW-DPAC (UN- Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication )
  • 6. FIVE STRATEGIC Objectives of IYWC1. Raise awareness on importance, benefits andchallenges of cooperation on water-related issues.2. Enhance knowledge and build capacity for watercooperation.3. Spark concrete and innovative action towards watercooperation.4. Foster partnerships, dialogue and cooperationaround water as top priorities, also beyond 2013.5. Strengthen international water-related cooperationto pave the way for developing SustainableDevelopment Goals supported by the entire watercommunity and addressing the needs of all societies.
  • 7. TARGET AUDIENCEYouth/Children/ Adult PublicEconomic SectorsIndigenous and localcommunitiesCivil SocietyGovernments and decision-makersDifferent GovernmentInstitutions dealing withwaterInternational OrganizationsInternational FundingAgenciesThe Media
  • 8. Drops and ripples of Water Cooperation – involving the actors Photo: © Royalt
  • 9. 4 Key Messages•Water cooperation: a foundation for peace and sustainable development•Water cooperation is key to poverty eradication, social equity and gender equality•Water cooperation creates economic benefits•Water cooperation is crucial to preserve water resources and protect the environment
  • 10. Milestone Events 2013IYWC Official Launching Event, World Water Week on Water CooperationUNESCO HQ, 11 February (SIWI with UNESCO, 1-8 September)Zaragoza Water Conference UNESCO General Conference (8-10 January ) UNESCO HQ (4-19 November)World Water Day (Official event), Dushanbe Conference, organized by The Netherlands (22 March) Tajikistan (September)World Water Day celebrations around Water Cooperation Conference in Hungarythe world (22 March) (September) Launching Event Stockholm UNESCO HQ, World Water Day World Water Week, 11 February Official Event, 1-6 September UNESCO The Hague 37th General Conference (November) 22 March Milestones Events Water Cooperation Campaign 2013 Conference on Water Cooperation, World Water Day, Budapest, Hungary, Special Event, SeptemberUN-Water Zaragoza UNGA, NY Conference on 22 March Water Cooperation,Conference Dushanbe,Tajikistan,on Water SeptemberCooperationZaragoza, 8-10January
  • 11. Example: Slogan ContestSubmission of entries: 27August - 15 November 2012Over 12 000 entries!Selected slogan:Water, Water everywhereonly if we shareThe author will be at thekick-off meeting of theInternational Year takingplace in Paris in 11 Feb2013
  • 12. INVITATIONWebsite www.watercooperation2013.orgLabeling of eventsOutreach material(postcards, banners, posters, etc)Educational material (e.g.toolkits, learning resources, videos)
  • 13. INVITATIONWebsite www.watercooperation2013.orgLabeling of eventsOutreach material(postcards, banners, posters, etc)Educational material (e.g.toolkits, learning resources, videos)
  • 14. Logo