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Still puzzled by water’s absence

Eklavya Prasad

 

In my previous posts, I mentioned water being conspicuous by its absence in the ongoing negotiations at Bonn. The fact that those posts were from my initial days in the conference, meant that I still hoped to contradict my initial perception as the week progressed. However, even after the five day conference, I remain confused with my impression of the space created in Bonn for water related issues.

Follow updates on Rio+20 negotiations

Hub page for all the lastest news and resources for following the Rio+20 negotiations. 

Youth and children group release water and Rio+20 guide to water

The UN Major Group of Children and Youth and SustainUS have collaborated to produce a Water Guide for Rio+20 providing an indepth overview of the water topics that will be discussed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. 

Emissions set to raise in India and China: UN report

 

Emissions in India and China set to rise as Asia-Pacific region faces mounting challenges in tackling climate change, water scarcity, species extinction and hazardous waste as its economy forges ahead, a UN report has warned.

Plan panel allocates Rs.36,000 cr for rural sanitation in India

Seeking to give a big boost to sanitation in rural areas, Planning Commission has allocated a Rs.3,6000 crores for the 12th Five Year Plan, up from Rs.7800 Crore in the previous Plan.

Water cluster three priorities for Rio+20

 

On 8 June, FAN Global submitted three top priorities on behalf of the WASH cluster to the NGO Major Group which will be compiled into a compendium along with all other cluster priorities. The final compendium will be attached to a document comprising of a brief introduction of agreed principles outlining key demands by all Major Groups.

ANEW members at Africa Water Week

Hear from FAN membersCatherine Ngaba (Vice-Chair of ANEW), Ngabaghila Chatata (Network Coordinator, Water and Environmental Sanitation Network, Malawi) and Hanan El-Amin (Founder & Chairperson for Environmental Union, Sudan) about their thoughts on Africa Water Week in a video from the event.

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