Water

Mountains are not just simply water reservoirs, storing water in the form of glaciers, snow, wetlands, lakes and subsurface deposits.

Supplying fresh water to more than half of humankind, mountains are of strategic importance for agriculture, food security and biodiversity.

Around 4,000 cubic kilometres of fresh water are withdrawn every year - equivalent to roughly 1,700 litres per person per day – but water for agriculture is by far the largest extractive category.

Latest policy brief on importance of water and mountains for sustainable development goals

Latest policy brief on importance of water and mountains for sustainable development goals

peak to peak

Issue 68 - Month 4 - Year 2014

Our new issue of Peak to Peak opens with news about the latest policy brief on mountains and water produced as part of the Mountain Partnership’s advocacy work to support UN Member States to push for the inclusion of goals,...

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Mountains as the water towers of the world: A call for action on the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

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Mountains as the water towers of the world: A call for action on the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
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World Water Day

World Water Day

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World Water Day is celebrated everyyear on 22 March to raise awareness and promote the sustainable use of world water resources. This year World Water Day will focus on the interlinkages between water and energy. The UN System along with other partners will work together to bring attention to...

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Active Remedy contributes to UN water security report

Active Remedy contributes to UN water security report

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Mountain Partnership member Active Remedy has contributed to a United Nations Analytical Brief on water security.

Released in March to coincide with World Water Day, the brief explains issues of concern to the United Nations and its member states and recognizes that water security must be defined in...

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Forests and Water: International Momentum and Action

Forests and Water: International Momentum and Action

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Forests play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle. A key challenge faced by land, forest and water managers is to maximize the wide range of forest benefits without detriment to water resources and ecosystem function. With partners, FAO is working to develop a comprehensive and practical international forests and...

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Memoria del taller de Crianza del agua

Memoria del taller de Crianza del agua

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The National Secretariat for Risk Management, the Ministry of Environment Ecuador, and the United Nations Program for Development supported this initiative to recover ancestral knowledge about adaptation strategies used in Download »

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