The Joint Programming Initiative „Water Challenges for a Changing World“ (Water JPI) issued the 2017 Joint Call on „Water resource management in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals“. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) engages in this Initiative by co-funding five transnational projects. The projects include partners from six European countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden and Cyprus), as well as Brazil and South Africa.
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UN-Water launched its SDG 6 Data Portal at the World Water Week in August 2019. This is one of the outcomes of the UN-Water’s Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6. The portal compiles data on all SDG 6 global indicators and other key social, economic and environmental parameters. Through maps, charts and tables, the portal offers tailored options for visualization and analysis of the data, including on interlinkages between socio-economic and ecologic factors. Two webinars hosted on Friday 18 October will walk you through the main functionalities of the SDG 6 Data Portal.
The UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) supports the consideration of water as a key cross-cutting issue to achieve the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. To this aim, the WWAP recently published regional policy papers evaluating the links between SDG 6 “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all” with other SDGs.