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GWOPA and the City Resilience Profiling Programme invited their local working partners to celebrate World Cities Day with aim of fostering greater understanding of the two Barcelona-based UN-Habitat programmes and seek future synergies.
Welcoming words came from the Sant Pau Director, Marc Guerrero, who highlighted that by hosting organizations such as GWOPA and CRPP and by collaborating in events such as World Cities Day, “Sant Pau is becoming a knowledge hub for finding innovative solutions to global challenges”. To formally introduce the session, Bert Diphoorn, UN-Habitat Director of Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization, read the statement of the Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos, who called this first edition of WCD an “opportunity to consider a new urban paradigm” in the build up to Habitat III.
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Between 2011 and 2012, the total network output of the Société Malienne de Gestion d’Eau Potable (Malian Utility for Drinking Water Management) (SOMAGEP S.A) recorded a significant degradation, from 72.7% to71.6%, with a fall in production of3.3%. The total losses (production - sales) in 2012 rose to 27.5M m3. The reason is that losses are related to Non Revenue Water (NRW) mainly due to technical and operational failures.
It is in this context that the partnerships program between Water Operators in Africa (WOP-Africa), the objective of which is to accompany water and sanitation operators to improve their performances, intervened so as to facilitate, with support from USAID, a partnership action between SOMAGEP and the Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (National Board for Electricity and Drinking Water) (ONEE) of Morocco.