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UN-Water is the United Nations (UN) inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater related issues. It was formally established in 2003 building on a long history of collaboration in the UN family. It currently counts 29 UN Members and 25 other international Partners.

ICID is one of the partner organizations of the UN-Water and has been contributing effectively to all UN-Water activities and meetings. Secretary General represented ICID at the 15th meeting of UN-Water in Stockholm on 19-21 August 2011 during the World Water Week. ICID also participated in the Working Group on Water Use Efficiency at Stockholm established under UN-Water mandate.

ICID provided its inputs to the UN-Water Task Force to guide the preparation of a Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to Water Resources Management, to be presented at the UNCSD meeting in 2012 (‘Rio+20’).


ICID has signed the Framework of Cooperation with UN-Water DPC for the UN-Water Project on “Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture” and contributed to the 1st Regional Workshop for Africa in Morocco in February 2012 and has agreed to host the 2nd Regional Workshop for Asia in New Delhi in May 2012.



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