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Indigenous Canadians Speak for Water on World Water Day 2018

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Indigenous Canadians spoke out on World Water Day 2018, the start…

Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) makes remarks…

UN launches the new Water Decade for Action

Opening of the joint Member States exhibition “Water Action…

The Water Decade offers Canada a unique opportunity to position many of its priorities, from peacekeeping to women’s and Indigenous rights to environmental sustainability, on the international stage.

IWDA is Canada-wide alliance of research institutions and organizations that collectively support a Canada-based international secretariat for the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development.

Canada As The Water Country

The International Water Decade Alliance is a Canada-wide consortium of research institutions and related organizations that plans to jointly host the international secretariat for the new water decade (2018-2028).

Hosting such a global mechanism in Canada will help create new international research networks, capitalizing on the strength of Canadian water researchers and bring together operating funds for the secretariat from multiple sources, while attracting new research funds.

Read more about how the IWDA can help.

Water For Peace

Water For Peace

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Strong cooperation in the management of water resources can lead to comprehensive peace and improved living conditions. Upholding human rights, that include access to safe water and adequate sanitation, is fundamental to global stability.

A Solution for a Peaceful Climate

A Solution for a Peaceful Climate

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Canada has launched a nation-wide alliance of respected research institutions and organizations to host the secretariat for the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development.” The International Water Decade Alliance (IWDA) will draw on Canada’s strengths, from peacekeeping and women’s rights to environmental sustainability and water diplomacy, in response to global water-security challenges.

Collaborative Action

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The international community is deeply concerned at the lack of access to a safe drinking water source, basic sanitation and sound hygiene, inequalities in access, the lack of mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment in relation to water, water-related disasters, water scarcity and water pollution.

Global Challenges

Global Challenges

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A 2012 assessment of global water security by the U.S. intelligence community argued that insufficient water management puts water availability and food production at risk, creating potential for societal chaos.

Women & Water Security

Women & Water Security

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Women should be at the forefront of efforts to support the international decade for action.

Perspectives

Perspectives

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