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Water and Beyond

EU transformative approaches for international partnerships

The European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) and the Government of Slovenia – with the support of the Government of Portugal as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union  – organised the online event ‘Water and Beyond: EU transformative approaches for international partnerships’ from 18 to 21 January 2021.

  • Water and Beyond – Session 1 Notes – Water as an equalizer – realizing impact for human development
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  • Water and Beyond – Session 2 Notes – Water as a catalyst for cooperation – fostering trust and peace
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  • Water and Beyond – Session 3 Notes -Bridging the financial gap – investing in SDG 6
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  • Water and Beyond – Session 4 Notes – The water-climate nexus – how to address the cascading crises
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  • Water and Beyond – Session 5 Notes – With knowledge and skills – water as the engine for economic development and jobs
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  • Water and Beyond – Session 6 Notes – Water and the Environment – resource management to support nature 
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  • Water and Beyond – Session 7 Notes – Water as a human right – working towards implementation with all partners
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  • Water and Beyond – Notes – Closing session
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  • Watch the sessions on youtube

Background Reading

  • EU Water Alliance Manifesto – May 2020
    Opportunity and necessity for Europe to build a water-smart society and circular economy
    download (623KB)
  • Water Europe – A Water-Smart Society for a Successful post-COVID19 recovery plan
    Water is a key enabler to faster the post COVID-19 recovery
    download (836KB)
  • EU Human Rights Guidelines on Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation – 17 June 2019
    Council of the European Union
    download (608KB)
  • Council Conclusions on Water Diplomacy – 19 November 2018
    Council of the European Union
    download PDF (308KB)
  • The New European Consensus on Development ‘Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future’
    Joint statement of Council of the European Union, European Parliament and European Commission
    download PDF (657KB)
  • WASH in Health Care Facilities: Global baseline report 2019
    WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene
    download PDF (10,5MB)
  • Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: Global baseline report 2018
    WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply Sanitation and Hygiene
    download PDF (13MB)
  • Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: 2017 Update and SDG Baselines
    World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
    download PDF (5MB)
  • Water in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. How can Europe Act? – June 2019
    Water Europe Publication in collaboration with UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme

EPfW Outputs

  • Open Letter to Commissioner Neven Mimica, European Commission
    European Pact for Water – 4 March 2019
    download PDF (98KB)
  • Introductory Letter to Honorable Members of the European Parliament
    European Pact for Water – 8 October 2018
    download PDF (526KB)
  • Water diplomacy conclusions by the EU – and why is that important?
    Blog commentary by Women for Water – 25 November 2018
    download PDF (122KB)
  • Shaping the Concept – further thoughts on Aquawareness
    European Pact for Water
    download PDF (167KB)
  • Aquawareness – PR Aspects/Ideas/Questions
    European Pact for Water
    download PDF (49KB)

StandUp4Water Campaign

  • StandUp4Water Pledge – read & sign at endwaterpovery.org
  • StandUp4Water Communications Toolkit
    Communication objectives, tips, suggested actions and 6-week pre-elections phase timeline – plus key messages, example statistics & social media assets for each week of the campaign

Campaign Launch – 1 April 2019
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