Cross-cutting topic: SDGs - Hitting the targets

The GRoW joint research projects are helping in a variety of ways to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As well as developing and testing innovative approaches to achieving the goals, the projects are also devising concepts and key figures for evaluating progress on the goals. For GRoW, the focus is on SDG 6 (“ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”). Working together, the projects will address issues related to achieving SDG 6 and will leverage synergies to create an effective network that will strengthen and effectively demonstrate the ways in which the individual projects and the overall GRoW funding measure are helping to make the SDGs a reality.

Coordinator:       Prof Dr Claudia Pahl-Wostl (University of Osnabrück)

Support:               Dr Ursula Eid (GRoW Advisory Panel)

Two sub-groups were established within the cross-cutting topic: 

Working Group "Indicators, data & models" lead by Dr Anna Smetanova (TU Berlin)

Working Group "Conflicting targets and synergies" lead by Dr Frank-Andreas Weber (FiW e.V.)


Position paper

GRoW position paper on SDG 6 (June 2018)


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Downloads and results

1st meeting of the working group, 23 March 2018

2nd meeting of the working group, 11 December 2018


GRoW Mid-term Conference, 20 - 21 February 2019

3rd meeting of the working group, 16 May 2019

4th meeting of the working group, 27 June 2019

5th meeting of the working group, 23 July 2019

SIWI World Water Week, 25 - 30 August 2019

GRoW Final Conference, 20 - 21 October 2020