Freshwater and Sustainability
What is the world Doing? What is the United Nations Doing- specifically UNESCO -About OUR Water
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
The issue of a family not having safe and accessible water in 2015 anywhere on this planet is a disgrace!
The Rio+20 conference discussed safe drinking water as a guarantee for all of us, that water is a resource that must be wisely managed for sustainable development.
It has a ripple effect actually: it improves education- kids get to go to school instead of fetching water, family members can work and earn money instead of fetching water, seriously, if you had to spend half your day walking and getting water just to live, this would totally effect every aspect of your life!
For “lasting peace”.
Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by: Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development.”
- UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme
- UNESCO's World Water Assessment Programme
- Rio+20 Conference Official Website
Fact: diversity of life on Earth is essential
Fact: Ocean Health is critical for global human welfare
Fact: UNESCO is the lead agency for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development that ended in 2014 dedicated for a more sustainable future for all of us!
Fact: more sustainable and resilient societies are good for the planet! Global environmental change has profound social implications, not just economic ones!
Fact: efforts to safeguard our common cultural heritage in its diverse forms, WATER!!!
- See more at: http://en.unesco.org/themes/one-planet-one-ocean#sthash.JfsixDMu.dpuf
What does water security look like?
-The protection of vulnerable water systems
- assessing the impact of water related disasters such as rising seas, floods, droughts and pollution
-fair and equal water and sanitation access
- See more at: http://en.unesco.org/themes/water-security#sthash.7dDPfLnc.dpuf