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Around 4,000 cubic kilometres of fresh water are withdrawn every year - equivalent to roughly 1,700 litres per person per day – but water for agriculture is by far the largest extractive category.

UN diplomats zero in on mountain targets

UN diplomats zero in on mountain targets

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Issue 69 - Month 5 - Year 2014

Our new issue of Peak to Peak opens with news about a meeting held at the Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN, where diplomats discussed mountain-related targets and indicators to propose for the sustainable development goals. We also...

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Water and ecosystems, most pertinent to mountains

Water and ecosystems, most pertinent to mountains

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Diplomats representing 15 governments and heads of several US-based Major Groups decided on 29 April 2014 that the mountain agenda should hone in on two succinct but compelling arguments for the 11th session of the UN Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During a meeting hosted by...

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Mountains, the world’s water towers

Mountains, the world’s water towers

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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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