SDG Online consultation: Sustainable development and water resources

Leasson learned from this

  • Governance matters for improved management of water resources but governance situations are different and no blue-prints apply.
  • Shortage of capacities on water governance and integrated management remains an important challenge.
  • Improved coordination is needed across different water using sectors and between ministries.
  • It’s important that any future SDGs on water resources are few, distinct and measurable.
  • It was suggested that water resources goals and target could be based on the following two topics: 1) Water for socio-economic development and environmental protection and 2) Implementing an integrated water resources management approach.