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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Develop Water Education to Increase Awareness, Stewardship and promote Best Practices

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    Our initiative aims to increase awareness and understanding of global water issues by sharing knowledge, experiences, and stories from water experts, innovators, and advocates. We believe that through education and inspiration, we can drive positive change and action toward a more water-secure future. Over the course of one year, we will release 52 episodes covering a wide range of topics related to water. Each episode will feature interviews with guests from diverse backgrounds and industries, providing insights into water conservation, management, and innovation. Our podcast will be available on all major platforms and accessible to anyone with an internet connection. We hope to engage a global audience and encourage listeners to join the conversation by sharing their thoughts, ideas, and experiences on social media. By creating a platform for meaningful dialogue and exchanging ideas, we aim to inspire and empower individuals and organizations to take action toward a more sustainable future. Join us on this exciting journey and be a part of the solution. Let's work together to make every drop count.

    Expected Impact

    Through this initiative, we hope to achieve the following impacts: 1. Raise awareness: By sharing information about water-related issues and solutions, we hope to raise awareness among the general public about the importance of sustainable water management. 2. Inspire action: We aim to inspire listeners to take action in their own lives and communities to promote sustainable water management practices. 3. Foster collaboration: By featuring stories of successful water projects and initiatives, we hope to foster collaboration between individuals, organizations, and communities working towards sustainable water management. 4. Amplify voices: Our podcast will provide a platform for underrepresented voices in the water sector, including women, indigenous peoples, and marginalized communities. 5. Drive innovation: By sharing new ideas and approaches to water management, we hope to drive innovation and promote new solutions to water-related challenges. Overall, our goal is to create a more informed and engaged public around water issues and to contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

    Goal 6

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    Goal 6


    By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all


    Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services


    By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations


    Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water


    By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally


    Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated


    Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality


    By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

    Change in water-use efficiency over time


    Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources


    By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate


    Degree of integrated water resources management 


    Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation


    By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

    Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time


    By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies

    Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan


    Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management


    Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management

    Name Description

    Publish 52 Episodes over the Course of one year and before the next World Water Day

    Staff / Technical expertise
    One journalist working weekly to put together a specific release
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    29 March 2023 (start date)
    20 March 2024 (date of completion)
    (don't) Waste Water
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    Other beneficiaries

    Water Professionals School Students Institutional Stakeholders

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    Contact Information

    Antoine, Creative Director