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The Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report

The Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation has recently released its outcome document. Here are some of its key points:

“Water is a key determinant in all aspects of social, economic and environmental development and must therefore be a central focus of any post-2015 framework for poverty eradication and global sustainable development.

•Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Water Resources Management and Wastewater Management and Water Quality are all indispensable elements for building a water-secure world.

•Water security will be of growing importance. Water should be addressed adequately in the  Post-2015 Development Agenda, in order to prevent crises in the water as well as in the water dependent sectors.

•Governments play a key role in securing water for competing demands; however the quest for a water-secure world is a joint responsibility and can only be achieved through water cooperation  at local, national, regional and global level and through partnerships with a multitude of  stakeholders ranging from the citizens to policy makers to the private sector.

• Water-related capacity development, both at the individual and institutional levels, will be  fundamental in the realization and implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

• Innovative, inclusive and sustainable financing mechanisms for water need to be implemented.”

Click here to access the full document.

Discussion

One thought on “The Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report

  1. (DIS)INTEGRATING WATER MANAGEMENT

    This is a little strange – for 40 years (since Mar del Plata) the water community has been encouraging practical integration of water resource management.

    Now the “experts” are proposing to disintegrate water management by separating waste water and water quality from the management of water quantities.

    it is bad science, bad practice and bad institutions – if accepted, it will create incentives to separate the workstreams that have been so laboriously brought together over the past two decades

    Posted by semarumi | September 4, 2013, 10:35 am

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