Some of what we want to see is:
- The Water Governance role for climate mitigation and adaptation to be included in the COP28 conclusions.
- Climate finance to reach the levels agreed in previous COPs.
- Countries to commit to delivering at least basic water and sanitation services to all as soon as possible. Rural areas and informal settlements should be prioritized.
- Countries to incorporate the recognition of the human rights to water and sanitation in their national legislation and install mechanisms for the realization of these rights.
- Countries to double their public expenditure for WASH in the next three years.
- The International community and multilateral agencies to increase the financial and technical support to the least developed countries and fragile settings.
- Countries to commit to, trans-sectorial water cooperation for equitable and inclusive socio-economic development.
- Countries to enter into cooperation agreements to facilitate the protection and use of transboundary waters and environments.
- The international development community, national decision-makers, and all water users to engage in collaboration with nature to restore and protect fresh and saline water-based ecosystems.
- National governments, decentralized administration, and all water users to recognize the peacebuilding and conflict resolution power of coordinated management of shared waters.
Read more of what SIWI wants to see happen and how we commit to contributing