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United Nations World Water Development Report 2016 – Water and Jo...

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Three out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. In fact, water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, launched on 22 March 2016, World Water Day, in Geneva. From its collection, through various uses, to its ultimate return to the natural environment, water is a key factor in the development of job opportunities either directly related to its management (supply, infrastructure, wastewater treatment, etc.) or in economic sectors that are heavily water-dependent such as agriculture, fishing, power, industry and health. Furthermore, good access to drinking water and sanitation promotes an educated and healthy workforce, which constitutes an essential factor for sustained economic growth. In its analysis of the economic impact of access to water, the report cites numerous studies that show a positive correlation between investments in the water sector and economic growth. It also highlights the key role of water in the transition to a green economy. WSSCC is a contributing author to this report.Le Programme mondial des Nations Unies pour l’évaluation des ressources en eau (WWAP), accueilli et dirigé par l’UNESCO, assure la coordination du travail des 31 membres et 38 partenaires d’ONU-Eau en vue de publier le Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau (WWDR). L’édition 2016 du Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau est consacrée à « L'eau et l'emploi » et vise à informer les décideurs au sein de la communauté de l'eau sur l'importance du lien entre l'eau et l'emploi afin d’assurer le développement social et économique, ainsi que la durabilité de l’environnement, de tous les pays, qu’il soit riche ou pauvre.