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:       Professor Claudia Pahl-Wostl

Support:               Dr Ursula Eid

To achieve its full potential, the working group on SDGs - Hitting the targets established two sub-groups: 

  • Indicators, data & models lead by Dr. Smetanova 
  • Conflicting targets and synergies lead by Dr. Weber



1st  work meeting, 23 March 2018 (minutes, presentation Prof. Dr. Pahl-Wostl)

2nd work meeting, 11 December 2018 (minutes, presentation Dr Smetanova, presentation Dr Weber)

Mid-term conference, 20-21 February 2019 (presentation and further information is here)

3rd work meeting, 16 May 2019

Event "SDG trade-offs and synergies" at the World Water Week in Stockholm, 25 August 2019 (programme)