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What one piece of advice would you give the UN on water?

To mark World Water Day, the Guardian WaterHub asked experts from business, NGO and government how water should fit into the post-2015 development agenda. Mike Muller, professor at Wits University School of Public and Development Management: “Strengthen, don’t disintegrate, water management. The UN has taken the commendable but dangerous step of opening discussion of the post-2015 … Continue reading

Water, sugar and oil: how to mix development finance flows to best effect?

Written by Andrew Rogerson, Senior Research Associate at ODI on the Development Progress blog: “Visualise global development finance in a post-2015 world as, well, as a bucket of water that holds 10 litres. The bucket is more than half full to start with, and contains mostly ‘domestic resources’, public and private. Into this bucket now pour … Continue reading

Water Goals Have Big Costs and Bigger Returns

Written by Corinne Schuster-Wallace of the United Nations University (UNU), writing on the Our World blog of the UNU. “Meeting anticipated world water goals requires an annual investment estimated at US$840 billion to US$1.8 trillion over the next 20 years, but could also deliver more than US$3 trillion annually in economic, environmental and social benefits, according … Continue reading

UN entities say post-2015 must address inequity in access to clean water, sanitation

UNICEF, UN OHCHR, Friends of Water and the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, have released a joint-statement on Water in the post-2015 development agenda. Read extracts below: “Member States must ensure that the post-2015 development agenda addresses inequalities that prevent millions of people from getting access to basic … Continue reading

Water in Post-2015: Hashimoto Action Plan III – Strategy and Objectives through 2015

Read below extracts from Hashimoto Action Plan III: Strategy and Objectives through 2015. Compiled by the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water, it calls for a single standalone goal on water in post-2015: “1. Securing a Dedicated Water Goal in the Post-2015 Development Agenda For the post-2015 development framework, the Board calls for a … Continue reading

A Water Wise Goal

By Karin Lexén, Stockholm International Water Institute, writing in Outreach, the multi-stakeholder magazine from Stakeholder Forum: “The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) shares the perspective of the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); we must not lose sight of achieving the Millennium … Continue reading

WASH not ‘sexy’ but must be addressed — Wateraid

Read below an extract from an article on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), published by devex.com “First, we need to call it as it is: Pee, poo and shit. And then we can move to discussing the consequences if we don’t take care of that.  That’s how Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, executive director of WaterAid Sweden, referred … Continue reading

Analysis: Debating the best way to improve water and sanitation post-MDGs

Article by John James, on IRIN news: “STOCKHOLM, 6 September 2013 (IRIN) – A leading water think tank today issued a call for a post-2015 development target on water aimed at making better use of scarce water supplies, realising the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, and increasing resilience to droughts and floods … Continue reading

Stockholm Statement on Water – Outcome of Stockholm Water Week 2013

Read below an extract from the Outcome Document of the 2013 World Water Week conference held in Stockholm: “As an outcome of broad consultations prior to and during the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm, we call upon the United Nations and its Open Working Group to propose a Sustainable Development Goal on Water. Water … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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