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Science & Technology Process S.1.5

Efficient water management in the Post 2015

· Coordinator :
UNEP

Currently, there is no global monitoring mechanism to track progress for the entire water sector. Existing monitoring for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is well established. Water Resources Management (WRM) and, in particular, water efficiency is however more complex and global monitoring capacity is relatively weak. There is a need to develop a WRM monitoring mechanism linked to the Post-2015 global goal for water and to ensure a coherent approach for the sector.
Recently, the Open Working Group (OWG) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved a proposal for a Global Goal for Water: 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (OWG, 19 July 2014). Under this goal is Target 6.4: by 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.
To make progress towards the implementation and improvement of water-use efficiency requires a clear delineation and agreement of appropriate indicators and measurability to monitor results. Better strategies, tools and indicators are needed for efficiency, equitable water allocation between users, including the environment. The Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) has initiated a process to design and implement a global monitoring mechanism to track progress on water resources management, and, in particular, on water withdrawals and productivity, which is addressed through target 6.4. The Task Team on water withdrawals and productivity is one of the seven Task Teams of the initiative.

Keywords :
Implementation, Post-2015, Water Efficiency

Session Data

· Date :
April 15, 2015 (수)
· Time :
11:20-13:20
· Venue :
DEC_308
DAEGU - EXCO
3F Room 322
· Session Code :
S.1.5
· Language :
English
Korean