Monitoring safely managed drinking-water services in the 2030 Agenda

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Drinking-Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) has been monitoring access to drinking-water and sanitation globally since 1990 and throughout the MDG period. However the proposed new global indicator for SDG target 6.1, “the proportion of the population using safely managed drinking-water services”, includes important new elements, including measures of drinking-water quality, accessibility and availability, which go far beyond the MDG indicator.


Monitoring progress against target 6.1 will require using new sources of data and modifying existing ones. Some new information can be gleaned from household surveys, but data will also be required from other sources, in particular drinking-water regulators. It will also require establishing global, regional and national baselines, on the basis of statistical estimates. This event will describe the proposed methods for data collection, integration and analysis that will be used in establishing baselines and reporting progress on improving drinking-water services through the SDG period. Case studies drawing upon statistical analysis of both survey and regulatory data will be provided.

11:00 Opening of session and introductions


11:10 Overview of monitoring and producing baselines for safely managed drinking water services. Availability, accessibility, and quality: accessing and integrating data from regulators and from households                                                                                                
Tom Slaymaker, UNICEF
Rick Johnston, WHO


11:25 Challenges in the evolution and progressive refinement of monitoring    
Katrin Gronemeier, GIZ


11:30 Case study: Kenya
Robert Gakubia, CEO, WASREB


11:45 Case study: Italy
Aldo Di Benedetto, Ministry of Health
Luca Lucentini, Italian Institute for Health


12:00 Open discussion with presenters and audience


12:25 Closing remarks



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