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Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019

190812_WWW19 World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Organised by  SIWI , this year's #WWWeek will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from 25 to 30 August 2019. This year, World Water Week will address the theme “Water for society – Including all” .
In the fourth year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development , the 2019 World Water Week addresses the basic objective of this agenda to secure inclusive and...

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Posted Monday, April 01, 2019

190401-Research-Type-1-AwardsThe Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced the successful recipients for Research Awards (Type 1) through the Water for Women Fund , their flagship WASH program.  The Australian Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Allan McKinnon, announced the recipients at a joint celebration with UNICEF, WHO and World Bank marking World Water Day in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 March.
‘The Water for Women Fund is a partnership that values...

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Posted Friday, March 22, 2019

190322_WWD19 Bangkok, Thailand - Water is critical to human survival and the foundation for sustainable development. In order for the world to achieve SDG 6 – safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all by 2030, we must work together, collaborate and learn from each other and we must ensure that no one is left behind in achieving this goal. This is the best and only way to ensure safe, accessible and sustainable water for the 2.1 billion people who are still living...
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Posted Tuesday, March 19, 2019

190318-CCC_DayOne‘Did you know? Women and girls spend 200 million hours each and every day to collect water.  Time that could be spent at work, study, rest or play. We can change this.  We must change this.’ A message spoken yesterday by Australian Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Allan McKinnon at the joint opening of two week-long events taking place in Bangkok this week.
Yesterday, Water for Women Fund partners joined together with other regional organisations including...

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Posted Friday, March 08, 2019

190308 IWD2019_WorldVisionCollecting and transporting water for domestic use forms a significant part of women's and girls' daily tasks (the global average is 2-3 hours per day for rural women/girls) and limits opportunities to access education and income, as well as rest and recreation. In 8 out of 10 households with water off-premises, women and girls are responsible for water collection.
From International Women's Day, 8 March, through to 22 March, World Water Day, the Department of Foreign Affairs...

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