If any of the people involved in water management do not cooperate, the ‘cooperation chain’ is broken and water resources will not be managed in the most effective way, with adverse effects on human lives and the economy. When water resources are cooperatively shared and managed, peace, prosperity and sustainable development are more likely to be achieved. The UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) has brought together, in a multi-year project under UN-Water, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University Institute on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID), and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) to address this topic with developing countries and countries in transition, focusing on multi-disciplinary and trans-ministerial approaches.

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Source: http://www.unwater.org

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