Implementing SDG 6: An Inter-Regional Dialogue

Convenor(s):
CAF - Development Bank of Latin America; Inter-American Development Bank;

2015 was the target year for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). From 1990 to 2012, 2.3 billion people globally have gained access to improved water sources and almost 2 billion to improved sanitation. However, more than 700 million people, mostly in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, still use unimproved drinking water sources; and some 2.5 billion people unimproved sanitation facilities. The challenge for developing countries is now to commit to and pursue a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Water is central to this challenge. The new water-related SDG triggers a service universalization challenge, but goes beyond access, emphasizing topics such as service quality, wastewater management, water scarcity and use efficiency, integrated water resources management, and the protection and restoration of water-related ecosystems. The Post-2015 development agenda is here. It is time to discuss how we will effectively implement, measure and monitor it. This session will target questions such as: What are the major challenges the region faces for achieving the water-related SDG goal?  What are the existing strategies already addressing these issues? What can we learn from other regions? What governance structures are needed to effectively implement, measure, and monitor the new goal?

14:00 Keynote Speech: Policy implications of monitoring SDG 6
Federico Properzi, Chief Technical Adviser, UN-Water &

Tom Slaymaker, Sr. Statistics and Monitoring Specialist, UNICEF

14:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Bill Kingdom, Global Lead for Water Supply and Sanitation, Water Global Practice, World Bank Group

Panelists:

  • Sergio Campos, Water and Sanitation Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Ravi Narayanan, Chair, Asia Pacific Water Forum
  • Daniel Rivera, Director of Social Development, Development Bank of Latin America
  • Sylvester Matemu, Technical Advisory Committee Chair, AMCOW
  • GPW representative (TBC)

15:25 Summary and Wrap-up by Moderator: Bill Kingdom, Global Lead for Water Supply and Sanitation, Water Global Practice, World Bank Group.

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