20 August 2021

World Water Week 2021: Meet our expert

1. Why is the theme of this year's World Water Week "Building Resilience Faster", The United Nations warns that water scarcity and drought will cause damage on the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic due to global warming. In order to seek concrete solutions to challenges related to water, the climate crisis, food security, health, biodiversity and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, World Water Week 2021, which takes place from…, 2. From the UNICEF studies in Viet Nam, what is the current situation of water supply in Viet Nam?, Clean water, sanitation and personal hygiene are core elements of human resource development that drive Viet Nam's current and future productivity and growth. In recent years, Vietnamese government has put a lot of efforts to implement the water supply and sanitation programs with remarkable results. Following joint monitoring program WHO/UNICEF…, 3. What are the impacts of the lack of clean water on people’s lives, especially children?, Lack of access to clean water remains a major challenge affecting children in rural area of Viet Nam. A lot of scientific evidence has proven that malnutrition is directly related to poor water and sanitation. Following the National Nutrition Survey 2019, the proportion of children under 5 years of age who are stunted in the whole country is 19.6…, 4.What are UNICEF’s recommendations to the Government of Viet Nam in ensuring the right of people and children to access to clean water, especially in most climate change impact areas?, We would like to suggest that at the national level, identified priorities to accelerate water–climate action include: enhancing water governance and water productivity to manage competition between the water needs of agriculture, energy, industry, cities and ecosystems; promoting specific nature-based solutions that can curb emissions and…