EXCEL Awards Finalist - UNWater Be the Change
DIGITAL MEDIA - Website (General Excellence) Finalist
UN-Water has been established as a coordination mechanism comprised of United Nations entities and international organizations to work on water and sanitation issues. UN-Water’s role is to ensure that Members and Partners ‘deliver as one’ in response to water-related challenges and have helped since its inception in placing water and sanitation at the heart of recent milestone agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 2015-2030 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and other earth-changing agreements.
In an effort by the UN to unite the world around accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6), UN-Water needed an impactful website to host and coordinate their global campaign of asking people and organizations to ‘Be the change’ they want to see in the world.
UN-Water partnered with Vardot to create a platform to raise awareness about the global water crisis, serving as a central repository for global water conservation efforts and the UN 2023 Water Conference.
The UN-Water platform's mobile design was critical for Vardot's developers to ensure full responsiveness across different screen sizes and resolutions, with increasing internet usage on mobile devices.
Using UN-Water’s design, Vardot was responsible for developing an interactive and engaging website that allows users to submit information on their water conservation commitments. The website's landing page is designed and developed to be visually appealing and easy to navigate, with clear prompts to guide users through the submission process. The interactive map is prominently displayed, allowing users to explore water conservation efforts from around the world.
To ensure that the website is accessible to a global audience, it was developed in the six UN languages, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese. The bold design and easy-to-navigate layout make it easy for users to engage with the platform, regardless of their language or cultural background.
The website's landing page is designed and developed to be visually appealing and easy to navigate, with clear prompts to guide users through the submission process. The interactive map is prominently displayed, allowing users to explore water conservation efforts from around the world.
The mobile design features a simplified layout, optimized for smaller screens and touch interactions, ensuring that users can easily navigate the site and submit their water conservation commitments on the go.
The UN-Water platform is a vital tool in the fight against the global water crisis, providing information and resources on water conservation. Its interactive map, user-generated content, and mobile-first design encourage worldwide action, making it a powerful tool for driving change.