Cooperation for Post-2015 Water Targets and their Monitoring

Post 2015 debates on water are intensive. A consensus seems emerging that a possible water goal should encompass targets covering access to drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, wastewater and water resource management. Already, initiatives are addressing these important areas to propose options for the next generation of targets and indicators. However, consensus on targets and options for measurable indicators are currently less clear - with great differences between the subsectors. At the same time, concrete targets, indicators and data availability is where political and technical aspects of the post 2015 debate will need to meet.

The seminar will present the status of the debate; discuss actions needed to define measurable indicators and build a monitoring to set the right political incentives. The seminar intends to address the most important aspects and the questions related to cooperation to ensure links between national and global target settings and monitoring, but also interlink with other sectors, such as energy, food security and health, and applying the Nexus perspective.

Co-Chairs: Mr. Franz Marré, BMZ, and Mr. Gérard Payen, UNSGAB


14.00    Opening Remarks: Objectives and Overview of the Seminar. Mr. Gérard Payen, UNSGAB


Status on the Proposed Water Post-2015 Agenda - An Overview

14:10    Keynote Address on the Three Streams of Water in the Post-2015 Agenda. Mr. Michel Jarraud, WMO and Chair of UN-Water


Reflections on Targets, Indicators and Monitoring

14:20    Water Resource Management. Dr. Peter Koefoed Bjornsen, Director of DHI Group

                  Elevator Talk: Reaction on Challenges. Mr. Nathaniel Mason, ODI

                  Questions & Answers

14:50    Waste Water and Water Quality. Mr. Bruce Gordon, WHO, and Graham Alabaster, UN-Habitat

                  Elevator talk: Reaction on Challenges. Ms. Virginia Roaf, Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Water and Sanitation

                  Questions & Answers

15:15     Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Ms. Amanda Marlin, WSSCC

                  Elevator talk: Reaction on Challenges. Mr. Stefan Opitz, GIZ

                  Questions & Answers


15.45 Coffee Break


Cooperation between Streams and Integration with Other Sectors

16.00    Opening Remarks: Objectives and Overview. Mr.Franz Marré, BMZ

16:05    Panel Discussion:

  • Mr. Sanjay Wijesekera, UNICEF
  • Dr. Joakim Harlin, UNDP
  • Mr. Mike Muller, WEF
  • Dr. Akica Bahri, AWF
  • Dr. Uschi Eid, UNSGAB

17:20    Conclusion of the Session and Closure. Mr. Franz Marré, BMZ, and Mr. Gérard Payen, UNSGAB

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