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Water for life decade – 2005 - 2015

In 2003, United Nations General Assembly declared 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'. The primary goal of the decade is to promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. Among the central themes are: scarcity, access to sanitation and health, water and gender, capacity-building, financing, valuation, Integrated Water Resources Management, trans-boundary water issues, environment and biodiversity, disaster prevention, food and agriculture, pollution and energy.  The website includes information about the decade, factsheets, a booklet, reference material outlines and information about the issues connected with water.  There are also two downloadable videos; ‘Water, Drop of Life' and ‘Splish and Splash’-aimed at children, which provide an introduction to the issues.

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