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Pacific Water Association

European Union Guidelines for water resources development cooperation
The European Union established guidelines for water resources development cooperation which were presented at a sub-regional workshop in Apia, Samoa. The production of this set of guidelines sets out a practical method for translating concern into action. The strategic approach is an operational framework centred on a set of guiding principles that enables diverse water related activities to be developed and managed in an organised, integrated and sustainable way for the benefit of all.


UNESCAP Water and Mineral Resources Section
The Water and Mineral Resources Section (WMRS) of the Environment and Natural Resources Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) conducts research, publishes reports and organises dialogue on a wide range of issues related to water, land and mineral resources and their sustainable development.

UNESCO International Hydrological Programme
The International Hydrological Programme, UNESCO's intergovernmental scientific co-operative programme in water resources, is a vehicle through which Member States can upgrade their knowledge of the water cycle and thereby increase their capacity to better manage and develop their water resources.


UNU International Network on Water, Environment and Health
The International Network on Water, Environment and Health (UNU/INWEH) was created by the U.N. University Governing Council in 1996 with core funding provided by the Government of Canada. Its purpose is to strengthen water management capacity, particularly of developing countries and to provide on-the-ground project support.

WHO Water, Sanitation and Health Programme
The mission statement of the Water, Sanitation and Health Programme is to contribute to the speediest feasible reduction in water and sanitation related diseases and to maximize the direct and indirect benefits to health and well-being of sustainable management of water resources and wastes.

WMO Hydrology and Water Resources Programme
The activities under the Hydrology and Water Resources Programme concentrate on the measurement of basic hydrological elements from networks of hydrological and meteorological stations; the collection, processing, storage, retrieval and publication of hydrological data, including data on the quantity and quality of both surface water and groundwater; the provision of such data and related information for use in planning and operating water resources projects and the installation and operation of hydrological forecasting systems.

World Bank
The World Bank Group's activities in water and sanitation include financial services; advice to governments and cities on sector policies and programs; knowledge services supporting the sharing of successful approaches and lessons from experience across countries; training through the World Bank Institute; and partnerships with other donors, non-governmental organisations and private industry.

The Mission of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council is to accelerate the achievement of sustainable water, sanitation and waste management services for all people, with special attention to the unserved poor, by enhancing collaboration among developing countries and external support agencies and through concerted action programs.

Gender and Water Community Network (GWN)

Gender and Water Community Network (GWN) links students, professionals and researchers with interest related to gender concerns in water resource management. The Gender and Water Community Blog is the mouthpiece of the Gender Water Network sharing gender perspectives in everyday water use, a collection of most pressing and current news on water and gender issues, including events and publications.



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