The World We Want: Governing & Managing Water Resources for Sustainable Development

posted by Joakim Harlin, UNDP
February 11, 2013


  • The pressures on water resources that more and more countries are experiencing will undoubtedly increase by 2030. {jcomments on}
  • Insufficient access to water resources is often not driven by water scarcity, but by ineffective and fragmented institutions, management systems and investments and insufficient human capacities.
  • The ability of countries to allocate water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and environmental needs, depends upon better management of water resources and more efficient use of water for productive purposes.

Please join this e-discussion and add your voice to the Post-2015 Thematic Consultation on Governing & Managing Water Resources for Sustainable Development

We encourage you to review the framing paper and watch the videos on the consultation page, for background information to help in thinking about the following questions that will be discussed:

    1.  It has been said that the “global water crisis is in fact a crisis of governance,” do you think that this is true?

    2.  What are the challenges of managing water in your country and what can be done to improve the situation?

    3.  How can water resources management contribute to sustainable development in your country?

    4.  Do you think a sustainable development goal that explicitly considers water resources would be useful – how could it be monitored and reported?

The consultation will be moderated by Joakim Harlin (UNDP), Gareth James Lloyd (UNEP-DHI), Alan Hall (GWP), and Håkan Tropp (UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI).

This is an excellent opportunity to make your voice heard and share your experiences on this important topic. Please join the discussion!

Also please spread the word by forwarding this message to relevant national and regional networks to help ensure this consultation effectively reaches stakeholders around the world.



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