At today’s High-Level Panel on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the World Water Council is urging policy makers and water stakeholders from all nations to maintain the momentum for a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal for water in order to achieve water security in all domains. At the same time the Council is challenging the water community to focus attention on how such a goal will be implemented. A decade ago, water merited little attention and support from global decision-makers, business and opinion leaders. Today, the script is very different.
At the 7th World Water Forum, the World Water Council will host a High Level Panel on the future directions of Integrated Water Resource Management. The challenge will be to identify how the role of Integrated Water Resource Management might develop in the next 15 years in light of the Sustainable Development Goals.
High Level Panel members will debate and respond to the challenges and issues identified by a Discussion Paper ‘Integrated Water Resource Management: A New Way Forward’.
- Implementation Roadmap developed to guide work of next three years
- Sustainable Development Goals in September mark next milestone
- Major political agreements made at the 7th World Water Forum
The 7th World Water Forum entitled ‘Water for our Future’ drew to a close today, and was heralded by participants as the most politically impactful ever.