Water can create work, UN report
A REPORT released by the United Nations (UN) has found that economic growth and job creation are inextricably linked to water resources.The UN released the 2016 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report‚ titled Water and Jobs on Tuesday‚ which was World Water Day‚ and is part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development campaign.According to the report, 1.5-billion people are directly employed in water and natural-resource-dependent industries.The development of water resources and sanitation services were an opportunity for job creation and economic growth‚ the report said."Water and jobs are inextricably linked on various levels‚ whether we look at them from an economic‚ environmental or social perspective‚ said Unesco director-general Irina Bokova."This analysis highlights the fact that water is work — it requires workers for its safe management and at the same time it can create work and improve conditions. If the 2030 agenda is to be a success and we a...
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