50 Years of Water Programmes for Sustainable Development

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50 Years Water Programmes
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50th Anniversary Publication

Water, People and Cooperation: 50 Years of Water Programmes for Sustainable Development at UNESCO

As part of the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of UNESCO’s water programmes, the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) produced the book entitled “Water, People and Cooperation: 50 Years of Water Programmes for Sustainable Development at UNESCO”, released on 2 December 2015 during Water and Climate Day at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21). This book summarizes the past achievements, current activities as well as present options for the desired future of IHP in an illustrated full-color publication in English, French and Spanish. It constitutes the reference document on the historical jubilee of UNESCO and its water programmes, thanks to a generous donation from the National Commission of Water of Mexico (CONAGUA), who sponsored its production.
 
The book “Water, People and Cooperation: 50 Years of Water Programmes for Sustainable Development at UNESCO” provides an insightful overview of the work that has been carried out in the field of water all throughout the past fifty years, thanks to the contributions of key actors in the history of UNESCO’s water programmes, notably past chairpersons of the IHP Intergovernmental Council, senior staff and members of UNESCO’s Water Family. It is a precious recompilation of the Organization’s efforts in the field of water that aims at providing the necessary ground to reflect on the progress achieved since 1965, and guide the way forward to achieve the post-2015 sustainable development goals and water security for all.