GWP-SEA in 8th World Water Forum 2018

Water Security for Cities depends on their use of the river basin as a planning unit. This requires cooperation between stakeholders across the basin, implementing programs to reduce vulnerability and risks upstream and downstream. Cities can play a leadership role in driving investments in their watershed combined with urban projects that protect and recover water resources, through integrating urban drainage, sewage infrastructure, reestablishing vegetation coverage and water sensitive design in the urbanization of surrounding settlements. All these measures – adding up to progressive improvements – can increase water security and become key risk prevention strategies to address water quality, water scarcity and extreme events such as floods and droughts.

/ Central Asia and Caucasus, China, Global, South Asia, Southeast Asia

Pan Asia Learning Exchange Workshop on Monitoring and Reporting of SDG Indicator 6.5.1

In 2020, Global Water Partnership (GWP) in collaboration with The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the custodian agency, which coordinates reporting on SDG 6.5.1 indicator, together with UNEP-DHI Centre and Cap-Net, operates the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme, to support 60 countries in implementing the survey. For the PAN Asia region, the reports have successfully submitted and it is now the time to find out the lesson learned behind the process.