Water at the core of a sustainable future for all

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A girl carries empty buckets to get clean water at a water distribution point in Port au Prince, Haiti. Credit: UN File Photo/UNICEF/Marco Dormino

While there is enough water on the planet to meet global needs, there must be better management of this irreplaceable natural resource, according to the UN World Water Assessment Programme.

Engin Koncugal, a senior officer with the programme, says this is particularly true for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which countries are set to adopt next month at a summit in New York.

'Water for Development' is the theme for World Water Week, celebrated 23 to 28 August.

Mr Koncugal talks to Dianne Penn about efforts to achieve what he describes as "a water-secure world."

Duration: 4'54"

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