Water Dialogues for results

Key Messages

As part of the UN Decade for Action on “Water for Sustainable Development”, the Global Acceleration Framework sets the basis for faster results to deliver SDG 6 by 2030. The Framework identifies five accelerators that can seriously boost progress. The water dialogues filled the accelerators with life and determined concrete measures for each accelerator on stakeholder level that can help policy makers to take action. 

Five key messages to transform dialogues to results

  • Governance for Acceleration

    A cross-sectoral, cooperative, good water governance approach: Growing water demands in view of increased water uncertainty calls for improved vertical and horizontal governance and intensified cooperation among stakeholders, sectors and countries.
  • Capacity for Acceleration

    An inclusive approach: Capacity development needs to holistically transfer knowledge beyond training to foster cross-sectoral decision-making, planning and implementation, intensifying horizontal and vertical cooperation on all levels.
  • Innovation for Acceleration

    A transformative pathway: Decision-makers need to combine traditional knowledge with modern technology and innovative methods by involving multiple stakeholders to increase efficiency of water use and ensure sustainable freshwater supplies, especially in water-stressed and transboundary regions.
  • Data for Acceleration

    Data-based decision-making: Decision-makers (from household to policy level) need access and be enabled to employ quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data for analysis, planning and implementation of effective cross-sectoral action in order to leave no one behind.
  • Financing for Acceleration

    A new paradigm: Governments, national and international financial institutions and multilateral actors need to improve targeting and effective use of existing funding, mobilize domestic resources, and attract additional investment from private and public sources.
Innovation

Innovation for Acceleration – A transformative pathway: Decision-makers need to combine traditional knowledge with modern technology and innovative methods by involving multiple stakeholders to increase efficiency of water use and ensure sustainable freshwater supplies, especially in water-stressed and transboundary regions.

Governance

Governance for Acceleration – A cross-sectoral, cooperative, good water governance approach: Growing water demands in view of increased water uncertainty calls for improved vertical and horizontal governance and intensified cooperation among stakeholders, sectors and countries.

Financing

Financing for Acceleration – A new paradigm: Governments, national and international financial institutions and multilateral actors need to improve targeting and effective use of existing funding, mobilize domestic resources, and attract additional investment from private and public sources.

Capacity

Capacity for Acceleration – An inclusive approach: Capacity development needs to holistically transfer knowledge beyond training to foster cross-sectoral decision-making, planning and implementation, intensifying horizontal and vertical cooperation on all levels.

Data

Data for Acceleration -Data-based decision-making: Decision-makers (from household to policy level) need access and be enabled to employ quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data for analysis, planning and implementation of effective cross-sectoral action in order to leave no one behind.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND KEY MESSAGES FOR ACCELERATING CROSS-SECTORAL SDG 6 IMPLEMENTATION

The Water Dialogues have brought together world regions, decision-makers from governments, technical experts and representatives of MGoS with the objective to overcome “business as usual” and thinking in silos, in order to propose cross-sectoral action to accelerate SDG 6 implementation. The results are comprehensive recommendations and key messages, which will stand as official inputs into the Midterm Review of the Water Decade in 2023.

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