GCI’s Marie-Laure Vercambre Introduces Transboundary Cooperation to Students of the University of Geneva

GCI’S MARIE-LAURE VERCAMBRE INTRODUCES TRANSBOUNDARY COOPERATION TO STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA

In a recent webinar hosted at the World Meteorological Organisation, Ms. Vercambre, Director of GCI’s Water for Life and Peace programme, joined a panel of experts who introduced and discussed the latest developments of the 1997 United Nations Watercourses Convention, and Cooperation on Transboundary Water Resources (UNWC). The webinar, part of a Distance Learning Course … Read more GCI’s Marie-Laure Vercambre Introduces Transboundary Cooperation to Students of the University of Geneva

Raising awareness of the benefits of sanitation on World Toilet Day

RAISING AWARENESS OF THE BENEFITS OF SANITATION ON WORLD TOILET DAY

Since 2013, 19 November has been recognised as World Toilet Day by the United Nations. This is because, despite compelling evidence that shows the benefits and great returns of investing in sanitation, it continues to be an ‘un-glamorous’ subject for policy-makers. This is slowly changing. In 2015, the United Nations came out with its new … Read more Raising awareness of the benefits of sanitation on World Toilet Day

Green Cross at World Water Week in Stockholm

GREEN CROSS AT WORLD WATER WEEK IN STOCKHOLM

The 2016 World Water Week, held in Stockholm, Sweden from 28 August to 2 September, provided a chance for decision-makers to assess ways of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – particularly Goal 6 and its call to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. Marie-Laure Vercambre, Director of the Water for … Read more Green Cross at World Water Week in Stockholm

Freddas Project – World Water Day

VERSION FRANCAISE Water and Jobs: A model project in Senegal combines efficient use of natural resources and women’s empowerment   This World Water Day, 22 March, the focus is on the power of water and work to transform people’s lives, influence economies and improve social conditions in communities worldwide.   Green Cross brings unique experience … Read more Freddas Project – World Water Day

Green Cross and LienAid supporting sustainable water supplies in China

The residents of Heinigou Village, in Yunnan, China, have access to a sustained supply of piped water in their homes thanks to a joint project by Green Cross and Giorgio Armani’s Acqua for Life initiative, and partner organisation LienAid. Clean drinking water and more hygienic conditions will ensure long-term benefits to health, and also mitigate … Read more Green Cross and LienAid supporting sustainable water supplies in China

Growing prosperity with Green Cross and Fred Foundation

A variation of Green Cross’ Smart Water for Green Schools project, supported by funding from the Fred Foundation, is helping women develop sustainable businesses in Côte d’Ivoire. The project, first initiated in 2014, was carried out in Béago, located in Côte d’Ivoire’s Yopougon municipality, by Green Cross Côte d’Ivoire. Alongside a school project supplying students … Read more Growing prosperity with Green Cross and Fred Foundation

Global Water Convention holds historic first meeting of the parties at UNESCO

GLOBAL WATER CONVENTION HOLDS HISTORIC FIRST MEETING OF THE PARTIES AT UNESCO

The first gathering of the parties of the UN Watercourses Convention, which took place on 15-16 September 2015, was a great leap forward for global legal water governance. The entry into force of this legal instrument had been long awaited by the first countries that ratified it in 1997. It was also a historic day … Read more Global Water Convention holds historic first meeting of the parties at UNESCO

International water law and the SDGs: GCI at World Water Week

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Managing internationally shared water resource can pose many challenges, such as water allocation for different or conflicting uses, infrastructure development, and the provision of ecosystem services. The decisions made around water resource development and management affect progress in sustainable development. – The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) being proposed to the UN General Assembly in September … Read more International water law and the SDGs: GCI at World Water Week

Green Cross awarded for work on UN Watercourses Convention

GREEN CROSS AWARDED FOR WORK ON UN WATERCOURSES CONVENTION

Green Cross has been awarded the WWF’s Leaders for a Living Planet Award in recognition of the organization’s role in bringing the UN Watercourses Convention into force. Green Cross International Water for Life and Peace Director Marie-Laure Vercambre accepted the award at a ceremony with LiFeng Li, Freshwater Programme Director at WWF International, and Alistair … Read more Green Cross awarded for work on UN Watercourses Convention