NEWS FROM AQUASAN- Christian Bréthaut (GWH) informs us that the free OSCE-GWH E-learning Course on Water diplomacy and integration of water nor...

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- Christian Bréthaut (GWH) informs us that the free OSCE-GWH E-learning Course on Water diplomacy and integration of water norms in peacebuilding is now open. This online self-paced Course explores the intersection between water and peace and provides theoretical and practical tools for integrated sustainable water governance in dialogue and processes linked to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. It combines video lectures explaining topics related to hydropolitics, international water law, and conflict management, with podcast interviews with regional experts and practitioners. See here or as attached for more information and registration.

- Daniel Maselli (SDC-GPW) invites us to listen to the new Podcast on involving youth in shaping our future water world. Why are young people so important in shaping the future of water? What role can they play in promoting a sustainable transformation and how can we make their voice heard? This episode of the Trend Observatory on Water podcast series therefore looks at the important role that Youth can and should play in shaping our future water world and how this can be promoted in development cooperation.

- Sean Furey (Skat Foundation) reminds us of the upcoming RWSN Webinars (En/Fr):
- 21 June 14:30 - 16:00 CEST - Embedding solar pumping best practices - Registration and more information here: Solar pumping best practices are often not followed because they conflict with longstanding systems and processes. How can best practices for design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the technology be embedded within existing WASH systems, and when do the systems need to be altogether changed?
- 28 June 14:30 - 16:00 CEST - Service delivery models for rural water supply - Registration and more information here: This webinar will put these processes into historical perspective; present country-specific examples and discuss ways in which the performance of rural water supply management can be improved - including through the use of tools to support decision-making.

· Isabella Pagotto (SDC-GPW) points us to the following information:
- “High and Dry - How Water Issues Are Stranding Assets”: this new analysis from CDP and Planet Tracker details how water risks are already leading to stranded assets across key industrial sectors and shows how financial institutions are exposed to these risks. It looks at four case studies across the coal, electric utilities, metals & mining, and oil & gas sectors.
- UN Procurement Notice: UNCDF is looking for the services of a lead arranger who will perform tasks related to the capital mobilization phase of the Blue Peace Financing Mechanism implementation at the Gambia River Basin Development Organisation (OMVG). The main scope of work is to provide support to OMVG in the process of issuing the Blue Peace Bond while ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
- UN Water Conference 2023 Newsletter #5 (as attached): 1st round of special accreditation for relevant non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations is now open. Eligible organizations that are not in consultative status with ECOSOC, or that have not been accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development can now apply for special accreditation. Deadline: 15 July 2022.