Sunday, March 23, 2014

World Water Day - 2014 edition of UN Water 'Water for Life' Awards goes to India and Singapore

2014 edition of UN Water 'Water for Life' Awards goes to India and Singapore!

21 March 2014 - The 'Water for Life' UN-Water Best Practices Award intends to promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water-related issues by 2015 through recognition of outstanding best practices which can ensure the long-term sustainable management of water resources and contribute to the achievement of internationally agreed goals and targets.

The 2014 edition, which focuses on 'Water and Energy', has been awarded on 21 March during the official UN ceremony of World Water Day 2014 taking place at UNU Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. Category 1 'Best water management practices' has been awarded to a project focusing on policy research in co-management of energy and groundwater in India: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI)-Tata Water Policy Programme (ITP). Category 2 'Best participatory, communication, awareness-raising and education practices' has been awarded to a project focusing on wide-scale implementation and public engagement plan of reclaimed water in Singapore: the 'NEWater programme'.

Article Source: http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/waterforlifeaward.shtml
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http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/pdf/press_release_winners_finalists_4th_edition_eng.pdf
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http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/india-singapore-win-2014-un-water-for-life-award-114032100173_1.html

Publication Date: 21 March 2014

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