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World Water Day 2021 theme –UN to launch Valuing Water

Today the United Nations (UN) will be celebrating World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water – in an online event –  the United Nations World Water Development Report 2021 will also be released.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available during the event in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The findings of the UN World Water Development Report 2021 will be presented at the event  – the High-Level Opening Ceremony will open at 1pm. The winner of the this year’s  Stockholm Water Prize will also be announced.

The United Nations World Water Development Report (UN WWDR) is an annual and thematic report that focuses on different strategic water issues each year and aims to provide decision-makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of water resources.

The development of the UN WWDR, coordinated by the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), is a joint effort of the UN agencies and entities which make up UN-Water, working in partnership with governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.

The 2021 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (UN WWDR 2021) entitled ‘Valuing Water ’ groups current methodologies and approaches to the valuation of water into five interrelated perspectives:

  • valuing water sources, in situ water resources and ecosystems;
  • valuing water infrastructure for water storage, use, reuse or supply augmentation;
  • valuing water services, mainly drinking water, sanitation and related human health aspects;
  • valuing water as an input to production and socio-economic activity, such as food and agriculture, energy and industry, business and employment;
  • and other sociocultural values of water, including recreational, cultural and spiritual attributes.

These are complemented with experiences from different global regions; opportunities to reconcile multiple values of water through more integrated and holistic approaches to governance; approaches to financing; and methods to address knowledge, research and capacity needs.

Click here to register for the World Water Day 2021 event .



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