The second progress report on SDG indicator 6.5.1 on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) implementation has been launched. We urgently need to double the rate at which we are putting IWRM into practice to achieve the target.
Too much water, too little water, sea level rise, pollution, and increased climate change risks. Many of us know all about the world’s water management challenges, but few of us are aware of the growing number of technical solutions to help address these challenges. One of the reasons for this is that there is no single online space that gathers and organizes this kind of information in a clear and useful way….Until now.
The report presents the status of IWRM implementation in Central America and is based on the national reporting on SDG indicator 6.5.1 in year 2020. The report was prepared by GWP Central America, in collaboration with GWP, UNEP-DHI and Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD).
On April 27th, a Learning Exchange seminar on accelerating IWRM implementation was conducted under the IWRM Support Programme. More than 150 participants from national governments, NGOs and other key IWRM stakeholder organisations joined the discussion. Read more about the outcomes here.
We asked Stuart Crane, a freshwater expert with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to explain UNEP’s work on the three SDG indicators under UNEP’s custodianship.
Historically, there has been little data on the global state of freshwater ecosystems. To fill the gap, UNEP used Earth Observation technologies to track, over long time periods, the extent to which freshwater ecosystems are changing. Researchers surveyed more than 75,000 bodies of water in 89 countries.
Joint Statement for the UN High-Level Meeting on Water, March 18th 2021, was co-signed by 161 countries confirming their commitment to advance progres on SDG goal 6.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2021, UNEP-DHI and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) are launching the report “Advancing towards gender-sensitive water resources management” for public comment.
Wetlands are widely seen as a nature-based solution – locally appropriate actions that address challenges such as climate change and provide biodiversity benefits by protecting, managing and restoring ecosystems. In 2009, Marula Estates, a private estate located on part of the original wetland in the Naivasha area funded a pilot project to restore around 10 per cent of the ecosystem.
Stakeholders engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new article about our work to support UNEP in the global data collection for Sustainable Development Goal 6.