The World Water Council releases latest Implementation Roadmaps report to reveal progress on water made since the last World Water Forum
Without water, there is no life, no food, no development. In light of this reality, the World Water Council, together with the Korea Water Forum and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, has published the Synthesis Report on Implementation Roadmaps, which helps monitor progress between the triennial World Water Forums. These Implementation Roadmaps provide a framework to help achieve water security for future generations through three key objectives: ensure continuity between World Water Forums, catalyze collective action, and contribute to global processes. Each report aims to safeguard the future of water with linkages to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“In the spirit of cooperation that embodies the World Water Forum, collaborative thinking is central to making progress on water-related challenges. We looked at the problem, envisaged a better future and decided to take action, together, towards a certain direction. Through this initiative, we addressed how to share responsibility and action collectively, in full awareness of the ways water connects us,” explained World Water Council President Benedito Braga.
Since the beginning of the Implementation Roadmaps in 2015, many objectives and actions aligned with international frameworks have been accomplished. Progress has been consistent, and within the sixteen themes of this edition, there are 336 key focus areas and 97 objectives with a high rate of completion. The Implementation Roadmaps embody the strong determination of the World Water Council and global water community at large and their aim to continuously monitor progress and push for action on water-related issues worldwide. This report was collectively developed by nineteen organizations, revealing insights and learnings throughout the sixteen different themes.
The Implementation Roadmap synthesis report also seeks to contribute to the upcoming High-Level Political Forum in New York this July, and their review of the Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG6. The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will unite governments and serve to gauge progress on a number of SDGs, including SDG6.