World Water Day: 22 March 2016

Every year, 22 March is observed as World Water Day to highlight the multiple uses of water and to advocate for managing water resources sustainably for current and future generations. The theme for 2016 is “Water and Jobs” – to give special attention to those who work in water-related sectors.

World Toilet Day 2014 - Improving sanitation would deliver enormous economic benefits

With inadequate sanitation accounting for health and economic losses of over 6 per cent of GDP improvements in sanitation and related hygiene behaviour has the potential to deliver huge economic benefits. These benefits would be most felt by the millions of people that make up the poorest sections of society. Investing in sanitation makes sound sense in terms of economics, society and human rights.

Nepal – How Water Safety Plans can be used to plan for climate change impacts

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in Nepal has committed itself to mainstreaming Water Safety Plans (WSPs) across all the country’s 75 districts. The country has significant water quality problems and the government is urgently seeking to address regular cholera outbreaks.

Bi-Regional Meeting on Drinking Water Quality Surveillance and POST-2015 WASH Monitoring, Bangkok, Thailand, 12-16 October 2015

This meeting of experts and focal points from WHO and UNICEF, Regional and Country Offices and Government Officials was organized in the week 12-16 October in Bangkok and focused on three specific components: 1. Water quality surveillance, 2. Auditing of water safety plans and 3. Future activities of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) on Water and Sanitation

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Ms Payden
Regional Adviser
Water & Sanitation
World Health Organization
Regional Office for South-East Asia
World Health House
Indraprastha Estate
Mahatma Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 002, India