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Steiner Speaks of Brazil's Evolving Water Management Initiatives at GEO Launch in Brasilia
Brasilia, 5 March 2007 - Remarks by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director at Launch of Global Environment Outlook(GEO) on Water Resources in Brazil Report (Monday 5 March 2007) [English]
Harvesting Rainfall a Key Climate Adaptation Opportunity for Africa
Nairobi, 13 November 2006 - The massive potential of rainwater harvesting in Africa is underlined in a new report released today at the climate convention talks in Nairobi. (Monday 13 November 2006) [English]
Conflict, Water and Chemicals top West Asia Civil Society Talks
More than 35 representatives of the West Asian, and North African Civil Society, are gathering in Manama from 31st October 2006 to 1st November, to discuss the region’s input to the eighth Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF)
(Thursday 2 November 2006) [English]

Civil Society Partners Discuss Environmental Agenda
Delegates to Discuss globalisation, ecosystem services and human well-being, gender and the environment, water, and chemicals management in Preparation for GCSF 2006 (Thursday 19 October 2006) [English]

Integrated Water Management Key to Cleaning-up Oceans
Beijing, 16 October 2006 – An international conference to combat sewage, pesticides and other forms of pollution coming from the land into the seas and oceans got underway today in the Beijing, Peoples Republic of China.
(Monday 16 October 2006) [English]

Global International Waters Assessment Report Launched
Freshwater Shortages, Engineering of River Flows, Pollution and Overfishing Highlighted in Final Global International Waters Assessment. (Monday 20 March 2006) [English]