Using intersectoral collaboration to ensure peace and sustainable water security.
Satellite images from space show abundant water masses covering the Earth. However, usable freshwater accounts for only 1% of the world's oceans.
Virtually all human activity depends on water resources, whether it be food production, energy production, industry or leisure activities. Water management affects the health of people and ecosystems and reflects the state of gender equality, education, and cultural diversity of the regions. Water resources are crucial for sustainable development and poverty reduction.
UNESCO again brings together stakeholders and partners to share innovative solutions to contemporary problems. Through its experience and knowledge in the field of education, science (both natural, social and human sciences), culture and communication, UNESCO contributes through holistic, sustainable approaches to solving water management problems.
1) Invite all interested parties to discuss intersectoral approaches to water management.
2) Call for action to promote, reach and implement intersectoral water management.
3) Sharing best practices that ensure participation, transparency and information sharing.
4) Demonstrate the importance of an interdisciplinary approach and the integration of sciences to support Member States in achieving the goals of international water-related programs.