The water , Energy,& Food Security NEXUS. Korea world water forum

SOURCE     http://www.water-energy-food.org/en/calendar/view__2096/water-for-our-future-7th-world-water-forum-2015-daegu_gyeongbuk.html

 

 

 

NEXUS SEARCH

12–17 Apr 15

CONFERENCE

“Water for our Future”: 7th World Water Forum 2015, Daegu/Gyeongbuk

The 7th edition of the world’s largest water event will gather participants from the international water community: academics, research institutions, enterprises, professional networks, governments and policy-makers, IGOs and NGOs, as well as representatives from various fields such as agriculture, food or energy. The 7th World Water Forum will focus on the implementation of the solutions that were identified during the 6th edition (Marseille, France, 2012).

The World Water Forum is a large-scale international conference that is held every three years since 1997 in cooperation with the public, private sectors, academia, and industries. It was first launched in an effort to facilitate international discussions on global water challenges.

The legacy the 7th World Water Forum will include:

  • Moving from Solutions to Implementation
  • Bridging the Platform of Science & Technology to Water Issues
  • Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Necessitating two years of collaborative preparation with stakeholders from around the world, the Forum consists of 4 preparatory processes within a common framework , so as to catalyze collective action and positive change. These processes are Regional, Political, Thematic as well as Science and Technology. The Thematic process, overarching backbone of the Forum, is built according to 4 goals and tools:

  • Water Security for All
  • Water for Development and Prosperity
  • Water for Sustainability: Harmonizing Humans and Nature
  • Constructing Feasible Implementation Mechanisms

The 7th World Water Forum will also be composed of cultural events, water co-located events, a water exhibition, and a Citizen’s Forum, including a Youth and Children’s Forum, to raise citizens’ awareness in favor of water.

The 7th World Water Forum is jointly organized by the World Water Council and the Republic of Korea together with the city of Daegu and the Province of Gyeongbuk.

Further Reading

16 Feb 14

The event will focus on the water-energy nexus, especially the integration of planning and strategies.

02 Mar 12

The water, energy and food security nexus perspective is the issue the German government will promote at the 6th Word Water Forum.

14 Mar 12

Platform to contribute to a better understanding of the interlinkages between water, energy and food security and to provide access to all kinds of Nexus-related information

NEXUS in the Media

03 Nov 14

Korea Herald

By Kim Young-hoon, Daesung Group chairman and World Energy Council cochair: In April 2015, Daegu City and North Gyeongsang Province will cohost the seventh World Water Forum. Daegu has emerged as a venue for energy-related events since it hosted the World Energy Congress in 2013. As water-related issues are interwoven with the energy sector in many aspects, it is not surprising that the World Energy Council, the organizer of WEC, and the World Water Council, the organizer of WWF, have formed a strong relationship and chosen Daegu as the venue for their event. Following a memorandum of understanding in March 2014, the World Energy Council and World Water Council have been exploring even more ways to cooperate on finding solutions to the challenges facing the water and energy nexus.

19 Jan 15

Business Insurance

A mix of geopolitical and environmental issues dominates a new ranking of global risks released by the World Economic Forum.

26 Mar 12

WWF

“Water quality and availability underpins both food and energy production, leading us to what is fast becoming recognised as the defining challenge of our generation – the water, energy, food nexus.”

28 Sep 14

CommonDreams

A gift of nature, or a valuable commodity? A human right, or a luxury for the privileged few? Will the agricultural sector or industrial sector be the main consumer of this precious resource? Whatever the answers to these and many more questions, one thing is clear: that water will be one of the defining issues of the coming decade.

26 Oct 12

UN officials and other high-level representatives participated in the UK Parliament’s Commons Select Committee first oral evidence session for its inquiry on the UN post-2015 development goals. Questions and comments focused on the role and functioning of the High-Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Panelists also responded to questions on: whether to incorporate overarching goals on equality and human rights, noting the challenges and benefits of specific versus cross-cutting goals; how to achieve broad participation in the post-2015 process; accountability; staffing; and time frames.

Partners

Microwave Towers in the middle of population, making us pop corn ?

These microwave towers for mobile phones are located in the middle of population and with unknown radiation strength. Scares one to death what effect these radiations are on our health , specially embryo with mothers and the aged ones.

PTCL, telecom authority should make measurements of these radions and share the safety results with us.

microwave 1 mivrwave 2

Water Day 2015, water stress, shortage, quality, climate change, Global water policy

This world water day should carry some creative ideas rather than demanding water as a human right, not wasting water, rain harvesting and the like.

Water is not getting scarce rather quantity of water on and around the globe is constant. in fact the human population is increasing and hence the availability/ head / year is decreasing.

Water when used is not consumed in the real sense, it stays H2O. we drink it. use it for irrigation or washing clothes water stays as H2O. Unlike the other most important component Oxygen That changes to CO2 and other derivatives and goes through chemical changes.

3/4 th of globe is covered with water, natures purification plant continues its distillation system and returns this cleaned water to our planet in the form of rain ,hials and snow.

Snow in turn acts as natures water storage for our consumption , when we fail to store clean rain water for dry spells.

water as a solvent has the potential to dissolve several pollutants from the soil and earth , wash them and take them to sea the sump for all this washing.

water in snow, rain or sea is H2O what changes is the quality due to its use that mixes water with different salts and hence defines or restricts its usage.

Desired  quality of water , the salt content and microbiological contents limitations defines its uses from high grade chemical and nuclear process, drinking and irrigation to sewerage use.

Maximum wastage of water is due to unscientific classical flood irrigation in the developing world, which  innocently is water stressed also. The flooding of land has a lowest access in soil at the point of entry in the field and minimum at the far end. this is happening irrespective of root zone of the crop where it actually needs after, added to this is washing of nutrients and fertilizer to lower zone thus rendering them inaccessible to plant via roots.

Dear readers water on the globe is constant, and talking of water not mentioning quality is erroneous. In fact this conception is leading us to the trauma of water scarcity.

How ever climate change is changing its timing and quantity zones.

TIME FOR A GLOBAL WATER POLICY

climate change is not all about drought, it is increase in extreme climatic happenings and timing. This was not caused by the underdeveloped part of globe , and unfortunately they are at the receiving end. All we need to do is learn to live with it.Climate change is becoming same as drought. It is not climate change is increase in events of extremity. quantity water is constant on globe, H2O stays H2O we drink it, use it in irrigation or industry, what changes is dissolved material it carries and it specifies suitability of its use..
water on globe is same in sea, clouds, snow , water bodies or aquiferes.climate change is toggling its distribution on earth and to make use of water wealth we need to have a global water policy to cater for water needs of different parts of the globe.
Basic concepts of water ownerships , transboundary issues and recycling may also see revision and treatments of urban waste water also needs concerted efforts.,
Quite endorse an initiative starting from UN and WB.
muhammad Jahangir
www.waterpakistan.com

 

 

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PSQCA drinking water standards. Nitrite (NO2) as 50 mg/L raises question in Pakistan

 

This is page 4 of PSQCA  Drinking waer standards No PS 1932-2010 (R) http://www.waterpakistan.com/drinking-water-standard-pakistan-standards-and-quality-control-authority-psqca/

It Raises some questions.The terms Characteristics, and requirements are not clear , more so is max requirement.

1 Characteristics, implies drinking water has to have these figures of Chemicals.?

2. Requirements. Must have these chemical levels ?

3. Nitrite as (NO2), has a max requirement of 50 mg/L.? Item 14.

Kindly comment, to make a clear understanding

Does loss of cold chain make the Polio Vaccine active and cause health damage to the child

POLIO VIRUS

Hope i have a simple but very important question for
the health sector in Pakistan.
If polio drops are exposed to temperature more or less than the prescribed
limits, does this make the vaccine harmful for the babies, taking these drops.
I have a serious doubt that being at slightly higher temperature, makes the virus active and can cause Polio.

GWA-16 days remain until our 8th annual conference, “Monitoring and Evaluating WASH Projects in Developing Nations”

Dear GWA Community,

16 days remain until our 8th annual conference,
“Monitoring and Evaluating WASH Projects in Developing Nations”

Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE:

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During this year’s conference, the GWA is inviting students to get more involved through their research and creative talents. Students are invited to share their scholarly work or submit a conference logo design to be showcased on all conference materials. See below for more details!

During this year’s conference students who have scholarly work related to the conference are invited to showcase their research.

Logo design submissions are being reviewed, submit yours before March 16th!

Clean water project in 6 to 8 months: minister. Punjab- Pakistan

BAHAWALPUR City News
Monday, March 09, 2015
From Print Edition
  

Clean water project in 6 to 8 months: minister

From Our Correspondent

BAHAWALPUR: Minister of State for Interior and Education Training Mian Baleeghur Rehman Saturday said the Punjab clean water project would start functioning in 6 to 8 months.

The minister said the Punjab Clean Water “Punjab Saaf Pani Company” project would cost Rs 5.5 billion for providing potable water in rural areas of Bahawalpur division, comprising Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan and Bahawalnagar districts and Lodhran district.

Chairing a high-level meeting of the Punjab Clean Water supply company for Bahawalpur division and Lodhran district, the minister said this.

General manager of the project Muhammad Ali Sheikh described to the meeting that under the project in the first phase rural areas of Minchinabad, Khanpur and Lodhran tehsils will be provided clean drinking water and 68 points has been selected for the installation of water filtration plants and treatment plants.

Meeting was also told that under this project 44 Reverse Os-mos treatment plants and 41 water filtration plants would be established.

Source   http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-305851-BAHAWALPUR-City-News

307 water filtration plants will be set up in Lahore, Kasur, Okara and Bahawalpur

Shahbaz, Qaim vow to strengthen inter-provincial relations

LAHORE: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah met Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Friday and discussed matters of mutual interest and situation of the country. Both the leaders expressed determination to further strengthen bilateral relations between the provinces.
Qaim Ali Shah congratulated Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on splendid holding of horse and cattle show. Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistan is comprised of four units, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and all units of the country are marching forward with harmony and unity to solve the problems being faced by the country. He said that with the holding of horse and cattle show, the culture of Punjab is being highlighted besides promoting national solidarity and brotherhood.
He welcomed Sindh Chief Minister in horse and cattle show and said that it will increase inter-provincial contacts and harmony. The Chief Minister said that all the four provinces and federal government are marching forward with complete harmony in the war against terrorism. He said that the decisions taken with collective wisdom and joint efforts will bear fruits and expressed the hope that Pakistan will become a haven of peace. He said that Pakistan is all of us and we will have to jointly rid it of difficulties.
Shahbaz Sharif also hosted a luncheon in honour of Chief Minister Sindh. Earlier, when Chief Minister Sindh reached Lahore, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif received him at the Airport. Syed Qaim Ali Shah participated as chief guest in horse and cattle show. He appreciated the efforts of Punjab government on successful holding of the horse and cattle show and lauded its standard.
Saaf Pani project: Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister has said that Saaf Pani Project is being launched with billions of rupees for the provision of potable water to the people of the province. He said that under this project, 2017 has been fixed as the target of provision of clean water to the majority of the population of Punjab. He said that initially 307 water filtration plants will be set up in Lahore, Kasur, Okara and Bahawalpur and its scope will be expanded to the whole province under a phased programme. People have right over the resources of the province and Punjab government is returning their right by launching welfare schemes like Saaf Pani Project, he added.
The CM was presiding over a high level meeting to review the progress on Punjab Saaf Pani Project, here today. The meeting also gave approval to conduct a third party audit of rural water supply schemes and conditional approval to restoration of closed water supply schemes in Barani and water logged areas. Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that Saaf Pani Project is of paramount importance and directly linked to public health. He gave approval to third party audit of rural water supply schemes and directed to complete the audit on war footing basis. He said that third party audit should compulsorily be conducted for starting rehabilitation progamme of water supply schemes in barani and water logged areas and a report be submitted in this regard.
He said that community organizations should be made vibrant and active in connection with rural water supply scheme and their positive role should be ensured. Shahbaz Sharif directed Secretary Housing to evolve a comprehensive plan for the restoration of rural water supply schemes. He also directed that geo tagging of all areas of Punjab regarding Saaf Pani Project should be carried out. He said that the process of geo tagging will help assess potable water in every area of Punjab.
Also said that water facilitation centers would be set up under Punjab Saaf Pani Project and solar panels will also be installed for operating water filtration plants. He said that Saaf Pani Project is being started with billions of rupees for the common man and special attention should be paid to the quality during its implementation. He directed that this project should be implemented speedily and all concerned departments should work in a coordinated manner. Secretary Local Government, Secretary Housing and Chief Executive Officer of Saaf Pani Company gave briefings regarding water filtration plants project, rural water supply schemes and Saaf Pani Project respectively. Provincial Minister Housing Tanvir Aslam Malik, Chairperson Saaf Pani Company Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha MPA, Chairman Planning & Development and concerned secretaries were also present on the occasion.

source,                          http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/punjab/07-Mar-2015/shahbaz-qaim-vow-to-strengthen-inter-provincial-relations

World Water Day 2015: Water and Sustainable Development

source..  http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/world-water-day-3923

World Water Day 2015: Water and Sustainable Development

Convenor(s):
UN-Water
Co-convenor(s):
Cap-Net UNDP; Global Water Partnership and United Nations Development Programme

Not available yet.

Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. Under the theme ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, the year 2015 provides an important opportunity to consolidate and build upon the previous World Water Days to highlight water’s role in the sustainable development agenda.

 

UN-Water supports the World Water Day campaign and sets the theme each year. At the World Water Week 2014, UN-Water presents the plan for the World Water Day 2015 campaign, which is coordinated by UNDP with the support of WWAP, UNESCO, HABITAT, UNEP, The World Bank and UN-DESA.

 

Participants will get an opportunity to learn more about the theme of World Water Day, get the latest update on how the international community perceives water’s role in the post-2015 framework and will be invited to get involved in the campaign. In addition, participants will also discover the logo of the World Water Day 2015.

WORLD WATER COUNCIL, 7th Forum. Korea

source.       7th World Water Forum 2015

Just for information, please use the link for details.

http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/forum/daegu-gyeongbuk-2015/

7th World Water Forum, Daegu & Gyeongbuk 2015
Water for our future

The 7th edition of the world’s largest water event will gather participants from the international water community as well as policy and decision makers from every corner of the world to discuss current water issues and catalyze positive change.

The 7th World Water Forum to be held in Daegu – Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, 12-17 April 2015, will focus on the implementation of the solutions that were identified during the 6th edition (France, 2012) in line with its 3 primary objectives:

  • Moving from Solutions to Implementation
  • Bridging the Platform of Science & Technology to Water Issues
  • Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Four main subjects grouping 16 themes constitute the thematic framework of the 7th World Water Forum:

  1. Water Security for All
  2. Water for Development and Prosperity
  3. Water for Sustainability: Harmonizing Humans and Nature
  4. Constructing Feasible Implementation Mechanisms

The regional processes for this 7th edition are Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Mediterranean and Arab region and an Economically Water Insecure (EWI) region.

In addition to the thematic, regional and political processes, a fourth Science and Technology process will focus on how to address water issues through the exchange of water-related cutting-edge technologies and information.

A Citizen’s Forum to raise citizen awareness in favor of water will be promoted and a Youth and Children’s Forum will be engaged.

The 7th World Water Forum is jointly organized by the World Water Council and the Republic of Korea together with the city of Daegu-Gyeongbuk.

Upcoming events

7th World Water Forum

Daegu-Gyeongbuk, South Korea

12 April 2015 to 17 April 2015

Publications

1st announcement of the 7th World Water Forum – Daegu Gyeonbuk, 12-17 April 2015

Introduction & Preparatory Processes.

Date: April 2013
English version (15 pages – pdf 2,63MB)

2nd announcement of the 7th World Water Forum – Daegu Gyeonbuk, 12-17 April 2015

Introduction & Program Processes.

Date: June 2014
English version (16 pages – pdf 2,52MB)

Water for our future – 7th World Water Forum – Daegu Gyeonbuk, 12-17 April 2015

Presentation Brochure.

Date: August 2014
English version (2 pages – pdf 13,8MB)


Background documents

Water Hygenie and Sanitation Issues Of Pakistan