Water Security

Freshwater is the most important resource for mankind, cross-cutting all social, economic and environmental activities. It is a condition for all life on our planet, an enabling or limiting factor for any social and technological development, a possible source of welfare or misery, cooperation or conflict. Read more

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16 January 2009 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage entered into force in January 2009
19 December 2008 Ajina Tepa conservation works close to end
10 July 2008 The First Natural World Heritage Site in Central Asia Inscribed on the World Heritage List
19 March 2008 World Water Day 2008: Sanitation Message from Mr Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
19 June 2007 The Great-Man Made River International Water Prize for "Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas" presented by UNESCO: call for nominations
15 May 2007 Workshop on transboundary groundwaters in Caucasus and Central Asia, 31 May-1 June 2007, Almaty, Kazakhstan
19 April 2007 International Development Organizations Get Together to Jointly Address the Ili-Balkhash Basin Issues
12 January 2007 UNESCO MAB Young Scientists Awards
10 December 2006 "Human Rights remain at the heart of UNESCO's mandate." Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2006
28 November 2006 Regional Workshop: Assessment of Snow, Glacier and Water Resources in Asia, Almaty, 28-30 November 2006
24 November 2006 Gap in broadband internet technology hurting poorer nations, says UNCTAD report
12 December 2005 Water Problems of Kazakhstan Informational Network website published
17 June 2004 Water education and training in Hyderabad, India
11 June 2004 The Director-General visits the Issyk-Kul Forum in Kyrgyz Republic
9 March 2004 Scientists from Urgench initiate videoconference on water issues in Aral sea basin