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Le SyAGE, pour une coopération décentralisée dans la durée.

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Le SyAGE, Syndicat d’Assainissement et de Gestion des Eaux, s’associe depuis 2 ans, aux villes adhérentes qui ont entrepris des projets de co-développement avec des villes du Sud, et ceci sur son savoir faire. Dans cette nouvelle mission le syndicat structure son intervention pour que celle-ci soit relayée sur le terrain qu’elle soit utile et gage d’un développement durable.

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“Environment and Socio-Economic Protection in Fiji: Integrated Flood Risk Management in the Nadi River Basin” (a GEF Pacific IWRM Demonstration Project)

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The main aim of the project is to Integrate land and water management planning using an integrated flood risk management approach to improve flood preparedness and management within the Nadi Basin.

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Facilitating the implementation of international water law principles by utilizing UNEP’s extensive experience and institutional capacity administering Multilateral Environmental Agreements

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Over the past few decades the international community has adopted an important number of MEAs responding to a complex set of environmental challenges. The implementation of these agreements, many of which are administered by UNEP, bears great significance for the sustainability of freshwater resources across the globe and can actively support the effectiveness of international water law. 

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AQUACERT Certification

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The Aquacert certification is developed since 2003, to answer the multiplication of regulations and official sanitary assessments concerning Waters and Health sector. The growing concern of regulatory authorities and consumers, about sanitary safety, requires a professional and recognizable approach to assess the safety and quality management systems of companies delivering products or services with water, used for consumption or human health.

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Combating corruption is of utmost importance to achieve the target of MDGs in water supply, sanitation and health

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About 20-40% of water finnaces is being lost due to dishonest and corrupt practices ( The World Bank).  As per Global Water Corruption Report corruption increases price of water networks from 25-45% and construction sector is the most corrupted one. Contractors pay bribes to win contracts and then the low quality work and materials resulting shorter life and limited capacity of water networks. The cost for a household connection is US$ 400.

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Water For Growth and Development Framework

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This has become a national programme to change attitudes and behaviour to water use & value and to build relevant skills for the water sector. Its been a problem in South Africa making the nation a water scarce country – water resources are under threat. South Africa Water sector has severe skills shortages – identified as a major risk to water resources and water services hence to overcome this the Ministry set up a Youth department under the Deputy Minister of Water and Environment to oversee that the Youths are at the center of Water sector reforms and management.

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World Water Youth Parliament

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Young people account for 20% of the world population. Thus the Youth of our societies must be allowed to play its part in this 6th Forum for highlighting their commitment for water and also to contribute to the Forum with solutions based on initiatives and projects developed by the young citizens of the world.

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The Women’ Blue Agenda in Mexico

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Since 2005, the Mexican Institute of Water Technology has developped a series of workshops in rural and urban communities to promote gender analysis and women participation in integrated water management and policy. The results of those workshops are published in the Women’ Blue Agenda which highlight issues relating to water for domestic purposes, irrigation and environmental protection, and makes a strong connexion between land rights and access to water.

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LAW TO BAN OPEN DEFECATION PRACTICES

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A sincere commitment or  contribution of the Nations to Ensure Right to Sanitation to its people is by making suitable laws that ensure best practices in the country in upholding their rights. In the absence of any Legal framework, commitment and sincerity becomes mere charity. A Law provides the best platform to strive for the right and a context for the nation. A Law makes people raise their voice, question authority and make Government and people work alike. Much is being done on Sanitation especially for creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) communities, indeed, a National Law can create a broader context to the Local governments to ensure ODF, by hook or crook.

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Planning small reservoirs for enhanced livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa

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This solution has both a technical/infrastructural and an institutional component. The solution revolves around an integrated planning of small reservoirs for enhancing multiple livelihoods of small-holders farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Small reservoirs (e.g. earth dams of less than 10 meters high) impound surface water flows and buffer against extreme weather events and changing climatic patterns. They procure a much needed source of water for millions of small holders in rural areas.

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