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World Water Day


World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy

Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent.  Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources.  Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.

In 2014, the United Nations System - working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders - is collectively bringing its attention to the water-energy nexus, particularly addressing inequities, especially for the 'bottom billion' who live in slums and impoverished rural areas and survive without access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, sufficient fool and energy servisec.  Find out more about World Water Day, key messages at UNWater at