Explore this section to learn more about water, developing a project or building a business. Learn about water’s role in business, management, science, academia, diplomacy and a range of other fields. Remember, we can only open the door, you have to walk through it!
Second in a series on lessons from California’s water crisis by Emma Foehringer Merchant “It’s going to be kind of noisy — and very smelly,” Laura Anhalt warns, laughing, as we enter our first building at the primary wastewater treatment plant in Modesto, California. She’s right: The funk of processed sewage hits quickly.
The Green Climate Fund (“the Fund”) is a new multilateral fund created to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. The Fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the context of sustainable development, the Fund will promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change, considering the needs of those developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. The Fund will pursue a country-driven approach in its operations. Please see the attached link: http://www.joshswaterjobs.com/sites/default/files/04-17_Project_Officer.pdf
Are you passionate about water and development? Have you covered these topics in your work but want a chance to see more, learn more and interview major actors in the water community?
World Water Week in Stockholm, which brought together almost 330 collaborating organisations and more than 3,200 delegates from 130 countries in 2016, has always been a platform in which ideas are exchanged, projects developed and partnerships established. True to its spirit, the 2017 World Water Week will host an Ideas’ Marketplace at the Exhibition area. The Ideas’ Marketplace is a space dedicated to ideas and projects seeking funding and/or partnerships. The Ideas’ Marketplace will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your ideas and future ventures with the wide range of delegates attending the World Water Week in Stockholm.
We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented and highly motivated self-starter with exceptional writing and communication skills. The Program Associate will work directly with IH2O’s program participants and partners and manage an evolving portfolio of projects.
Swedish Water House and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) are looking to engage Master students, PhD students and young professionals based as Junior Rapporteurs of the upcoming World Water Week (August 27 – September 1). Candidates should be based in Sweden and possess a special interest or expertise in water, wastewater or any of the subjects to be discussed at World Water Week 2017.
Professor Stephen McCaffrey, USA, is named 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contribution to the evolution and progressive realization of international water law.
The UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and with additional offices in Dakar, Senegal and Nairobi, Kenya, serves UNDP’s 45 Country Offices in sub-Saharan Africa, develops high quality knowledge and policy, is the organization’s main interface with regional and continental bodies such as the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities, and implements UNDP’s Regional Programme for Africa.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
To find smarter, faster, and cheaper ways to reach the Sustainable Development Goals we need next generation solutions from bold thinkers and leaders. UNLEASH will bring 1,000 hand-picked talents from around the world to ideate and collaborate on new solutions in Denmark from August 13th-21st, 2017.
The Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) sets the vision for UNDP activities in the Arab region. The RBAS is currently seeking an intern to support the Bureau with research that provides quality analysis and supports the Bureau’s policy to accelerate the SDGs implementation process in the Arab states region.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is at the heart of the global movement to improve sanitation and hygiene, so that all people can enjoy healthy and productive lives. The organization is looking for an intern for its Geneva, Switzerland office to support activities related to the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) monitoring system including the reporting of results and analysis of data coming from the 13 GSF country programmes.
Human Rights is an expanding area for those interested in/working with water. If you're interested in human rights, this is a great place to start!
Are you looking for mapping tools to help with your water project? Check out the UNESCO-IHP's Water Information Network System.
Read the latest issue of Stockholm Water Front, a quarterly magazine which touches on global water issues.
This article from The Economist is a great primer on today's big water issues and their financial implications
The University of Stockholm is currently looking for candidates for a number of water, physical geography and agriculture related PhD programmes.
Do you know what it means to be a Water Resources Engineer? Find out more about this exciting career!
Millennial entrepreneurs, including SJWP winner Claire Reid, discuss the future of leadership, ownership and service. This is a great read for future or current employers and employees!
Charity:Water is looking for a number of interns to fill positions in their Manhattan office. For a full listing of current opportunities, visit: https://www.charitywater.org/about/internships/. Be sure to check it out soon, as many close on December 15th.
United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health is looking for an intern to work with Water Recycling and Reuse. Send in your application before December 12th!
Representatives from SIWI shared key lessons learned related to transboundary water governance and financing with the gathered basin representatives from Jordan, Palestine and Israel at a regional conference on the Jordanian Dead Sea.