- Category: News
Water is recognized "as being at the core of sustainable development," a fundamental requirement for sustainability's social, environmental and economic pillars.
To ensure fresh water receives the dedicated attention it needs in the post-2015 Development Agenda, UN-Water has been working to articulate a Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs, the name of the proposed Post-2015 development framework to come into effect after the MDGs will have been assessed in 2015) to be proposed to the UN General Assembly by September 2014. The draft position paper of the UN-Water Working Group on SDGs is attached.
Whatever formulation of the SDGs may eventually be adopted by UN Member states, it is clear that the World's water and sanitation operators will be central to their achievement. It is for this reason that GWOPA/UN-Habitat and UN-Water are leading a consultation to gather operator perspectives on the proposed SDG goal for water, and to bring attention to the important role of operators in achieving it.
- Category: 2nd Global WOPs Congress and General Assembly 2013
Every two years, GWOPA organizes a global forum on Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) as its principal advocacy and knowledge sharing event. The forum strives to be the foremost international WOPs gathering, bringing together utilities, WOPs practitioners, donors, knowledge institutions and interested stakeholders to exchange experience, advance knowledge and initiate action on Water Operators Partnerships.
On the third day of the Congress, the GWOPA General Assembly will be held, during which GWOPA’s Steering Committee will be renewed. All GWOPA members are invited to attend.
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