Every Drop Counts

The hidden value of water

The United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be implemented if sufficient attention is paid to cross-cutting issues. This also serves to ensure a high level of effectiveness of the German development cooperation. Therefore, this campaign highlights interactions, fields of action and cooperation potential between the water sector and other sectors within the framework of six cross-cutting strategies.

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We experience the massive impacts of the pandemic worldwide also in the form of poor water availability and quality. The One Health approach is effective in preventing pandemics and strengthening human, animal and environmental health. Its implementation includes a secure  infrastructure to strengthen resilience.

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Water creates healthy individuals, societies and ecosystems

WASH, One Health & Urban Resilience

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Water empowers marginalised communities

WASH, One Health & Urban Resilience

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Water connects cities with their environment

WASH, One Health & Urbane Resilience

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Water is invaluable and the cross-sectoral foundation of a circular economy and green recovery.

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Water creates 3 out of 4 jobs

WASH & Green Recovery

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Water enables education

WASH & Green Recovery

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Water connects organizations in partnerships for a more efficient use of resources

WASH & Green Recovery

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In the 21st century, the world´s demand for natural resources is more pressing than ever before. The Water, Energy and Food security Nexus approach aims to secure the supply of these resources by strengthening synergies and reducing trade-offs among these sectors.

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Water creates a bond between natural resources and human activities

Water, Energy & Food Security

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Water, Energy and Food together enable a green recovery

Water, Energy & Food Security

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Water connects various sectors and actors across generations

Water, Energy & Food Security

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We experience severe impacts of climate change through water, especially in water availability and quality. In many regions, climate change intensifies water scarcity, heavy rainfalls and flood events. Effects are already visible across the economy. Ecosystem-based approaches strengthen water measures to reduce GHG emissions and adapt to climate change. Moreover, the protection and restoration of freshwater ecosystems goes beyond climate change effects and has positive effects on biodiversity and human well-being. Therefore, German development cooperation supports actions to strengthen climate resilience and biological diversity through policies, technical and nature-based solutions.

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Water creates solutions to restore the most diverse ecosystems

Water, Biodiversity & Climate

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Water enables adaptation and strengthens climate resilience

Water, Biodiversity & Climate

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Water connects biodiversity and sustainable development to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Water, Biodiversity & Climate

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Responsible water governance forms the basis for a resource management with integrity. Only with an inclusive approach, all stakeholders are involved and all target groups can be reached leaving no one behind.

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Safe access to water and sanitation creates equal opportunities

Water, Governance & Equity

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Water integrity empowers the voiceless

Water, Governance & Equity

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Water connects all actors of society

Water, Governance & Equity

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Only transboundary management can harness water in fragile contexts to ensure sustainable prospects for peace and security.

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Water creates hope for a brighter future

Water, Displacement & Migration

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Water enables peace and secure livelihoods

Water, Governance & Equity

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Water connects people beyond boundaries

Water, Governance & Equity

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