[open-sustainability] UN Water Country Briefs - First 13 Country Briefs Published

Andrew Cox andrew.coxuk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 18:45:49 UTC 2013


UN-Water has launched a series of Water Country Briefs designed to
demonstrate the value of investment in water resources to policy makers in
the fields of: peace and security; infrastructure investment; agriculture;
health; education; environment; and macro- and micro-economy.

The Water Country Briefs project, which is being implemented by the Food
and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) Aqua-Stat programme, was
designed to initially produce between ten and 15 briefs. Thirteen have been
released for: Chile, Guyana, Mexico, the Gambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia,
Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Oman, the Philippines, and Viet Nam. The
Briefs include information on why investment in water resources matters,
water investment data, key water challenges, and status and trends for
various issues, including: water for food; ecosystem health; water supply,
sanitation and public health; water intensity in industry; water-related
disasters; water and energy; tracking governance; and data crisis.

This initial release aims to develop the methodology, templates and
framework that can be applied and adapted for use in a large number of
countries. The object of the briefs is to frame water challenges and
investment in such a way as to raise awareness and focus political
attention on the issues, and encourage donor and country investment in water

*read more: http://africasd.iisd.org/news/un-water-launches-country-briefs/*
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