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Message by Jan Eliasson, on the occasion of the launch of the 5th World Water Development Report

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Published on Mar 20, 2014

"The Report demonstrates the increased stress which is to be placed on water supplies by an anticipated 35 per cent increase in global energy demand by 2035. Over the same period, we will see a rise in the consumption of both water and energy by 85 per cent. This poses formidable challenges. (...)Water and energy are keys to sustainable development -- closely linked to food, heating, electricity, medical care, as well as education and scientific, artistic and industrial production. Yet billions of people around the world lack access to safe water, sanitation and modern energy services. We have a large task and obligation to remedy this injustice." said Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, in his message for the official launch of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2014: Water and Energy.
The Report is issued by the UN-World Water Assessment Programme, hosted by UNESCO and brings together 31 members of UN-Water and 36 other partners. It was launched in Tokyo, Japan, on 21 March 2014, on the occasion of World Water Day.

World Water Development Report 2014 - Water and Energy
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-...

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