USEFUL LINKS > Government Initiatives & International Organisations

  • WaterTap – The Water Technology Acceleration Project was established to help Ontario-based water industry entrepreneurs and emerging water technology businesses grow to become successful global competitors.

  • Eye on Earth  Eye on Earth is a window to discovering new ways of seeing the environment. Data is transformed into a powerful visual format which everyone can interact with. What on Earth can you explore? From air quality in your city to water quality at your favourite beach, the maps of Eye on Earth can show you all sorts of things about your environment.

  • World Bank – Energy WB’s pages covering topics such as electricity access, renewable energy and energy efficiency and clean energy

  • World Bank – Oil, Gas and Mining WB´s global sector unit on extractive industries working on issues of governance and sustainable natural resource management across the main regions of the world

  • FAO – Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger by helping developing countries and countries in transition to modernise and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all.

  • World Bank – Agriculture and Rural Development ARD works to reduce poverty through sustainable rural development

  • World Bank – Water Website on water issues and policy by the World Bank

  • European Union Water Initiative The goal of EUWI-Water for Life is to create the conditions for mobilising all available EU resources, and to coordinate them to achieve the water-related Millennium Development Goals in partner countries

  • United Nations Water UN-Water aims to strengthen coordination and coherence among UN entities dealing with issues related to all aspects of freshwater and sanitation

  • Asian Development Bank – Water for All ADB’s water vision and policy for the Asia and Pacific region

  • China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research China government organisation

  • Global Water Partnership China Working partnership among all those involved in water management: government agencies, public institutions, private companies, professional organizations, multilateral development agencies and others committed to the Dublin-Rio principles

  • Yellow River Conservancy Commission Agency of the China Government Ministry of Water Resources in charge of the Yellow River basin and the inland river basins in Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Inner Mongolia

  • WaterSense Partnership program sponsored by the US government Environmental Protection Agency which seeks to protect the future of the water supply in the US by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs, and practices