Water and Sanitation
The highest priority for UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation programme is improving access to safe water and helping provide adequate sanitation to millions of low-income urban dwellers and measuring that impact. World leaders meeting at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 committed themselves to attaining the Millennium Development Goal 7, target 10 which aims to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water by 2015.

President Kikwete inaugurates a UN-Habitat water project in Muleba, Tanzania
Muleba, Tanzania - 6 Aug 13

President Jakaya Kikwete recently inaugurated the Muleba Water Supply Project which was implemented by UN-Habitat. The project is under the first phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative. It has provided a steady supply of safe drinking to the residents of Muleba who, in the past, were forced to rely on polluted sources of water to meet their needs.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme celebrates the World Water Day
World Water Day - 22 Mar 13

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

UN-Habitat launches global wastewater debate
NAIROBI, 14 Jan 13
UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday announced the lanch of a new Global Consultation on Wastewater Management and Water Quality for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Water and Sanitation
Urban Energy
Urban Transport
World Cities Summit 2012 - Liveable and Sustainable Cities – Integrated Urban Solutions
1 Jul 12 - 4 Jul 12

Sustainable Mobility for African Cities – Promoting non-motorized transport options and compact cities as complements to public transport
7 Oct 10 - 7 Oct 10
Dakar, Senegal
View Details Collection of Municipal Solid Waste
View Details Strategic Plan for the UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund 2008-2012
View Details Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities : Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2010
View Details Global Atlas of Excreta, Wastewater Sludge, and Biosolids Management
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Water for African Cities
Water for Asian Cities
Lake Victoria Region Water and Sanitation Initiative
Global Water Operators' Partnerships
The Mekong Water and Sanitation Initiative
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