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United Nations World Water Development Report 2016 – Water and Jobs

Three out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. In fact, water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, launched on 22 March 2016, World Water Day, in Geneva. From its collection, through various uses, to its ultimate return to the natural environment, water is a key factor in the development of job opportunities either directly related to its management (supply, infrastructure, wastewater treatment, etc.) or in economic sectors that are heavily water-dependent such as agriculture, fishing, power, industry and health. Furthermore, good access to drinking water and sanitation promotes an educated and healthy workforce, which constitutes an essential factor for sustained economic growth. In its analysis of the economic impact of access to water, the report cites numerous studies that show a positive correlation between investments in the water sector and economic growth. It also highlights the key role of water in the transition to a green economy. WSSCC is a contributing author to this report.Le Programme mondial des Nations Unies pour l’évaluation des ressources en eau (WWAP), accueilli et dirigé par l’UNESCO, assure la coordination du travail des 31 membres et 38 partenaires d’ONU-Eau en vue de publier le Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau (WWDR). L’édition 2016 du Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau est consacrée à « L'eau et l'emploi » et vise à informer les décideurs au sein de la communauté de l'eau sur l'importance du lien entre l'eau et l'emploi afin d’assurer le développement social et économique, ainsi que la durabilité de l’environnement, de tous les pays, qu’il soit riche ou pauvre.

WSSCC Annual Report 2008

WSSCC General
In this Annual Report, you can find out about all the many highlights of WSSCC's year in 2008. Steady growth was the result of a refocus on sanitation, of which there are many more without than there are without water, with fewer voices championing their need. Throughout the year, the backdrop and context for much of WSSCC’s work was The United Nations- 2008 was also a year of massive growth in WWSSCC membership. There were 700 individual members on 1 January 2008. By the end of the year the total was 2,200. The result of increased levels of WSSCC activity, making it more visible and encouraging more people to join, along with greater integration of national coalition membership roles with those globally in the Secretariat. The first full year of implementing the new “three pillar” strategy (the Networking and Knowledge Management, Advocacy and Communications, and Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) departments) has also helped WSSCC make good progress. March saw the launch of the Global Sanitation, with more than US$60 million committed by year end towards its intended $100 million annual turnover.