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On Thursday 30 October 2014, UN Habitat together with our hosts from the City Council of Barcelona, the Sant Pau Foundation and a wide range of local development actors, will gather to celebrate World Cities Day. This will be a major event of Urban October, and will be celebrated under the theme, “Leading Urban Transformations”, which aims to highlight the challenges, successes and progress of local governments in addressing sustainable urbanization.
WCD Barcelona will be foremost an opportunity to showcase the City Resilience Profiling Programme and the Global Water Operators’ Partnership Alliance to local development actors, NGOs, local governments, and academics with view to identify potential synergies. Participants will also hear from UN Habitat’s partners on how they are engaging with the Agency at local and global level.
The celebration moreover marks the official inauguration of UN Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme offices in the historic Sant Leopold Pavilion of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site.
For more information on World Cities Day, see unhabitat.org/wcd/
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Between 2011 and 2012, the total network output of the Société Malienne de Gestion d’Eau Potable (Malian Utility for Drinking Water Management) (SOMAGEP S.A) recorded a significant degradation, from 72.7% to71.6%, with a fall in production of3.3%. The total losses (production - sales) in 2012 rose to 27.5M m3. The reason is that losses are related to Non Revenue Water (NRW) mainly due to technical and operational failures.
It is in this context that the partnerships program between Water Operators in Africa (WOP-Africa), the objective of which is to accompany water and sanitation operators to improve their performances, intervened so as to facilitate, with support from USAID, a partnership action between SOMAGEP and the Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (National Board for Electricity and Drinking Water) (ONEE) of Morocco.