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Global Development

Water and Sanitation

    • UN Water
      UN-Water strengthens coordination and coherence among UN agencies that work on all aspects of freshwater and sanitation. This includes surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater and water-related disasters. UN-Water aims at improving the cooperation between relevant governing bodies and development organizations. It is responsible for the annual World Water Day as well as for the UN Water decade.
    • Water Aid
      WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
    • World Bank Water Sanitation Project
      The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank to support people in obtaining affordable, safe and sustainable access to water and sanitation services.
    • World Wise Schools Water in Africa
      A series of lessons focused on water resource issues in Africa, for elementary and secondary students
    • Water Rights and Wrongs
      Young people from around the world summarize the UN Development Programme report Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis
      Elementary and secondary lesson plans on global water challenges from
    • Downstream: Our Water, Our Lives
      Extensive video reporting and classroom user guide featuring various dimensions of the water crisis, including climate change, health and conflict, from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting