11 April 2017
Implementation Roadmaps: third report released
Marseille, 12 April 2017 - The World Water Council, in collaboration with Korea Water Forum and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea have just released the third edition of the Progress Report on Implementation Roadmaps, exactly two years since the 7th World Water Forum took place in April 2015.
The report will provide valuable input for discussions to be held during the 8th World Water Forum’s Second Stakeholder Meeting where hundreds of participants are expected to gather from 26-27 April 2017 to help shape the next Forum’s program. All 16 Implementation Roadmaps have been integrated into the Forum’s Thematic Process Framework.
“A majority of Implementation Roadmaps have made significant headway”, says Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council. Of the 98 objectives currently registered in the Action Monitoring System, more than 74% of them have progressed. This represents a total of 334 actions of which 86% are either ongoing or completed. “Such achievements would not have been possible without the dedication of DGIC Champions and the strong involvement of Core Groups members”. President Braga added that over 90 internationally renowned organizations are coordinating their efforts to ensure the implementation of 16 Roadmaps, which embrace social, economic and environmental aspects of water.
Designed as bridges to ensure continuity from one Forum to the next, Implementation Roadmaps are an innovative mechanism to monitor progress on some of the most visible solutions identified at the 7th World Water Forum. The information is provided by the Champions, made available on the Action Monitoring System (AMS) website and then extracted into the progress reports. As progress is well under way, this third report also displays new features highlighting concrete achievements for each Implementation Roadmap, such as printed reports, initiatives, publications and case studies to better reflect the extent of the work achieved so far.
Collective action is essential for effective, strong outcomes that individual organizations are unable to deliver. This action-oriented collective effort has sustained progress on vital water-related issues. The Implementation Roadmaps also seek to provide substantive contribution to global processes such as the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals and ensure that water remain high on the political agenda.