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A new website for the Global Water Partnership  
Stockholm, 8 Sept 10
The Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance has launched a new website aimed at improving the collective capacity of water and sanitation service providers around the world.
The 20th World Water Week opens in Stockholm  
Stockholm, 6 Sept 10
The 20th session session of the annual World Water Week opened on Monday to examine the theme, "The Water Quality Challenge – Prevention, Wise Use and Abatement".
Water kiosk project launched in Mongolia  
Ulaanbaatar, 27 Aug 10
As the world's water experts gathered for the 20th World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, across the globe in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Ger communities who live in tents on the high plains inaugurated a new water supply system installed as part of a community-led area upgrading programme.
UN-HABITAT wades into Pakistan floods with help  
Islamabad, 26 Aug 10
With the floods havoc in Pakistan reaching catastrophic levels, UN-HABITAT has joined other UN bodies in giving aid to the victims.
Agreement reached to plan “Women for Water Decade”  
Nairobi, 22 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT hosted a meeting of women’s networks from 20-21 February to develop a strategy for a “Women for Water Decade” in Africa—a new platform for advocacy to promote women’s involvement in solving the region’s water and sanitation problems.
Improving water delivery in Asia  
Bangkok, 16 Feb 10
USAID’s ECO-Asia project, a regional environmental programme based in Thailand, is offering grants of up to USD 10,000 to any private organization, NGO or academic institutions working in countries eligible for USAID that can demonstrate how they can improve water services in the region.
European Investment Bank supports Lake Victoria initiative  
Nairobi, 16 Feb 10
Following the success of the first phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative, the European Investment Bank has provided a grant of EUR 50,000 to UN-HABITAT to help extend the programme to larger towns in the Lake Victoria region.
Rain water harvesting systems dedicated in India  
Bhopal, 10 Feb 10
Sixteen projects on rain water harvesting have been completed at different schools in the four major cities in Madhya Pradesh, India, under a unique partnership spearheaded by UN-HABITAT and bringing together education institutions, government agencies and corporate bodies.
Cities and Climate change  
London, 8 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs Anna Tibaijuka, said that with over half of humanity living in cities and cities already accounting for 75% of global energy consumption, urban residents are not only victims of climate change but must also be recognised as part of the solution. “Urbanisation”, she added, “brings about irreversible changes in our production and consumption patterns. How we plan, manage and live in our expanding cities determines, to a large extent, the pace of global warming.”
UN-HABITAT and Government of Italy join hands in schools’ sanitation  
Nairobi, 2 Feb 10
A partnership between UN-HABITAT and the Government of Italy will provide clean water and better sanitation facilities to over 15,000 pupils in Kenya through the construction of rainwater harvesting tanks and latrines.
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