Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA)

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The Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) program assists riparian governments in Sub-Saharan Africa in unlocking the potential for sustainable, climate-resilient growth by addressing constraints to cooperative water resources management and development. Situation Currently…

Water

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Water is at the center of economic and social development: it is vital to maintain health, grow food, generate energy, manage the environment, and create jobs. Water availability and management impacts whether poor girls are…

Sanitation

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Globally 2.4 billion people live without access to a basic sanitation service: almost 900 million of these people practice open defecation. Despite significant gains — over 2.1 billion people gained access to improved toilets or latrines…

The Bonn Climate Conference and the Sustainable Development Goals

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The Bonn Climate Conference produced many new climate action initiatives, commitments and partnerships.  Announced by governments, business and civil society representatives, the announced actions cover many of the areas covered by the Sustainable Development Goals—such…

Understanding Poverty – Water Supply

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Water is at the center of economic and social development; it is vital to maintain health, grow food, manage the environment, and create jobs. Despite water’s importance, over 663 million people in the world still…