Entries by IWDA

Indigenous Canadians Speak for Water on World Water Day 2018

Indigenous Canadians spoke out on World Water Day 2018, the start of the International Decade for Action — Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028. They called for a shift in how our society, and societies globally, value water. Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old from Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, addressed the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. […]

Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) makes remarks during the high-level event to launch the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development 2018–2028”. The launch coincides with the observance of World Water Day (22 March). Also pictured: Mahmoud Saikal (centre), Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and Vice President of […]

UN launches the new Water Decade for Action

Opening of the joint Member States exhibition “Water Action Decade – Countries’ Perspectives,” taken March 23, 2018 in New York. Credit: UN On the 2018 World Water Day, the President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, launched the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028. The new decade aims to further improve […]

Tajikistan to host the first major conference of the Water Decade for Action

President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon Credit: wsdconf2018.org The Government of Tajikistan hosted the first of a series of biennial conference on the Water Decade for Action in Dushanbe, 20-22 June 2018. It is entitled: High Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028. The main objectives of the Conference are to […]

IWDA prepares to discuss Canada’s national water vision

Rezi Moridi Ontario Minister of Research Innovation and Science at the 2017 CSPC event. Credit: CSPC Working in collaboration with the IWDA members, Pacific Water Research Centre and Ryerson Urban Water will organize a symposium at the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2018. This symposium will highlight the need for a national water vision in Canada and bring together experts from across […]