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2016/03/15: 50 ans d’efforts pour un besoin pressant !

Invitation à la projection du film UN BESOIN PRESSANT

Un film d’Alex Mayenfisch

Suivi d’un débat en présence de deux experts des questions liées à l'eau.

ENTRÉE LIBRE

À l’Aula de l’école des Boudines, 10 rue des Boudines, 1217 Meyrin

Le mardi 15 mars 2016, de 19h00 à 22h00

19h00              Accueil
21h30              Verrée

The Power of Water: Celebrated on 22 March, this year World Water Day focuses on the nexus of water and energy

Make a difference with over 1 000 energy and water standards on World Water Day!

Water and energy are closely interlinked. Water withdrawal by the energy sector is expected to rise one-fifth by 2035, while the amount consumed increases by a more dramatic 85 %. Energy is also needed to provide freshwater, including to power systems that collect, transport, distribute and treat it.

 

WWF’s freshwater goals and priorities for Rio+20

WWF’s freshwater goals and priorities for Rio+20

Flavia Loures and Stuart Orr, WWF

Nous utilisons l'eau des autres

Chaque Suisse utilise 4'200 litres d'eau par jour ! La majeure partie est cachée dans les produits que nous consommons. L'émission "Kassentsturz" donne la parole à Felix Gnehm, expert du "water footprint" auprès du WWF, sur les conséquences de cette immense consommation.

2012 April 25-26: Geneva, third workshop on water and adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins, making adaptation work

The workshop aims to exchange practical experience and share lessons learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change; identify best practices, challenges and success factors and lessons learnt; share experience between the pilot projects on adaptation to climate change in transboundary basins under the Water Convention as well as other similar initiatives; and support governments, organizations and joint bodies engaged in the process of preparing national or regional adaptation strategies.

Paying nature for services rendered (PES) - the case of water

Does the price of our tap water include payment for the natural purification carried out by forests, wetlands and soil?

Ecosystems provide essential services for sustaining life on the planet. They improve water quality through filtration, prevent floods, regulate run-off, reduce erosion and lower the risk of land-slides.

But against a backdrop of growing demand for water, environmental degradation continues to worsen, threatening natural resources as well as the ecosystems that support them.

2000/4/16: Millenium Development Goals

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

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