1887

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2003

Water for People, Water for Life

image of The United Nations World Water Development Report 2003

WWDR1 is targeted to all those involved in the formulation and implementation of water-related policies and investment strategies, as well as to professionals at all levels. Although it offers a broad global picture, it focuses particularly on the situation in developing countries, where the need for better infrastructure and governance is highest. With this report, WWAP is aiming to show where systems are failing, and to provide the information needed for efficient and effective capacity-building throughout the world. This 1st edition of the WWDR laid the foundation for subsequent editions, concentrating essentially on evaluating what progress has been made, and not made, since the Rio Summit and on developing effective assessment methodologies. The Report encompasses a broad range of components, focusing on human stewardship of freshwater, that complex aggregation of policies, legislation, social programmes, economic approaches and management strategies through which we seek to achieve water sustainability.

English Spanish

.

Signing progress: Indicators mark the way

THE EXPRESSION ‘EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE’ is often heard, but is difficult to counter as there is some truth to the argument. Indicators, however, change this status quo and establish a common ground, enabling us to compare and draw conclusions from areas as vast as entire regions to the smallest drainage basins. They are the tools that allow us to know where we are, to measure what we have accomplished, and what yet needs to be achieved.

English Spanish

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error