TitleThe United Nations World Water Development Report 2016 : water and jobs
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Three out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. In fact, water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, which was launched on 22 March, World Water Day, in Geneva. From its collection, through various uses, to its ultimate return to the natural environment, water is a key factor in the development of job opportunities either directly related to its management (supply, infrastructure, wastewater treatment, etc.) or in economic sectors that are heavily water-dependent such as agriculture, fishing, power, industry and health. Furthermore, good access to drinking water and sanitation promotes an educated and healthy workforce, which constitutes an essential factor for sustained economic growth. In its analysis of the economic impact of access to water, the report cites numerous studies that show a positive correlation between investments in the water sector and economic growth. It also highlights the key role of water in the transition to a green economy. Executive summary -- Chapter 1 -- Introduction -- Chapter 2 -- The global perspective on water -- Chapter 3 Economy, jobs and water -- Chapter 4 Water and jobs -- Chapter 5 Water, jobs and sustainable development -- Chapter 6 Africa -- Chapter 7 The Arab region -- Chapter 8 Asia and the Pacific -- Chapter 9 Europe and North America -- Chapter 10 Latin America and the Caribbean -- Chapter 11 Investing in water is investing in jobs -- Chapter 12 Addressing capacity development needs and improving dialogue -- Chapter 13 Improving water efficiency and productivity -- Chapter 14 Employment in support of water, sanitation and hygiene -- Chapter 15 Opportunities for water source diversification -- Chapter 16 Scientific and technological innovation -- Chapter 17 Monitoring, assessment and reporting -- Chapter 18 Policy responses -- References -- Abbreviationa and acronyms -- Boxes, figures and tables.