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  • 2017 UN World Water Development Report, Wastewater: The Untapped Resource
    Mar 22, 2017

    Most human activities that use water produce wastewater. As the overall demand for water grows, the quantity of wastewater produced and its overall pollution load are continuously increasing worldwide. Over 80% of the world’s wastewater – and over 95% in some least developed countries – is released to the environment without treatment.

  • Mar 20, 2015

    Water is at the core of sustainable development. Water resources, and the range of services they provide, underpin poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. From food and energy security to human and environmental health, water contributes to improvements in social well being and inclusive growth, affecting the livelihoods of billions.

  • Mar 21, 2014

    Water and energy are closely interconnected and highly interdependent. Choices made and actions taken in one domain can greatly affect the other, positively or negatively. Trade-offs need to be managed to limit negative impacts and foster opportunities for synergy. Water and energy have crucial impacts on poverty alleviation both directly, as a number of the Millennium Development Goals depend on major improvements in access to water, sanitation, power and energy sources, and indirectly, as water and energy can be binding constraints on economic growth – the ultimate hope for widespread poverty reduction.

  • Nov 28, 2013

    Water challenges can and must be addressed if the Arab region is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, attain shared prosperity, and reach a future of sustainable human development. Addressing water challenges now can also help strengthen resilience by managing the risk of potential crises that could result from inaction: such as unplanned migration, economic collapse, or regional conflict.

  • Oct 22, 2013

    At the sub-national level, the State of Energy Report in Dubai maps the innovations and progress taking place in Dubai - and across the UAE - to pilot and scale-up energy e"ciency and renewable energy measures, showing their contribution to the implementation of the UAE Green Economy Initiative, UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030.

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