Sanitation

Antimicrobial resistance putting sustainable development at risk – drivers, impacts, solutions

Photo by Fernan Federici via Flickr

Uncontrolled production and excessive use of antibiotics have significantly promoted the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which has evolved into a global health risk during the past decades.

Panel Report: Bridging the gap between water, sanitation and food production for food and nutrition security

This report summarizes the panel discussion at the event "Bridging the gap between water, sanitation and food production for improved food and nutrition security" in August 2016.

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Newsletter: Expert Group on linkages between Water, Sanitation and Food Production for Food and Nutrition Security

This is the newsletter of the  Expert Group on linkages between Water, Sanitation and Food Production for Food and Nutrition Security, sent in August 2016. The newsletter gives an overview of the Expert Group's background, aims and ongoing work. 

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Final report: Expert Group on linkages between water, sanitation and food production for food and nutrition security

This report summarizes the activities and outputs of the  Expert Group on linkages between water, sanitation and food production for food and nutrition security. It highlights synergies and added value that was created along the way and explains challenges that were met during the work in the Expert Group.

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Water for Sustainable Growth

Photo courtesy Antony Robbins/Overseas Development Institute (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Program

15:00 Introduction

15:15-16:00 SDG agenda and the JMP plans for monitoring of safely managed drinking water and sanitation services.

Richard P. Johnston, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Three lessons from Ghana on women's access to land and water

Women’s use and management of the agricultural land around them is, among many things, affected by access to water for irrigation. The Invest in Water

Bringing the pieces together: Our Expert Group works on the links between water, sanitation and food production

The Sustainable Development Goals framework includes the ambition to provide all people with access to safe water, sanitation and food. However, despite multiple linkages between water, sanitation and food production, these sectors are often handled separately. Holistic approach to water, sanitation and food production is also rare in the development cooperation work.

Spectacular Outdoor Wastewater System - The Wetland Alhagen, Nynäshamn

Photo Credit: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

This large wetland of 28 hectare is the final step of a waste water treatment (following mechanical and chemical processes). The wetland was built instead of retrofitting the existing plant by conventional methods for nitrogen removal, a choice that has been found very wise.