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Editor's Note: Every Partnership Counts 

Issue #277 | 2 April 2018

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By: Lynn Wagner, Ph.D., Group Director, SDG Knowledge, IISD <lynn@iisd.org>
   

To mark World Water Day, UN-Water and the International Institute for Sustainable Development announced a new agreement to collaborate in providing information on implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6. The Goal calls for voluntary actions around the world to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. This new collaboration seeks to inform and engage actors in an effort to set the world on a path on which #Everydropcounts.

UN-Water coordinates the efforts of United Nations entities and many international organizations working on water and sanitation issues. The International Institute for Sustainable Development, an independent think tank, reports on and organizes information on efforts to implement each of the SDGs through its SDG Knowledge Hub (http://sdg.iisd.org/). The SDG Knowledge Hub is the information source from which Linkages Update draws its news stories.

The stream of information flowing into the SDG Knowledge Hub about water and sanitation projects and solutions will be enhanced through this collaboration and will incorporate linkages with the other SDGs, to ensure that water and sanitation challenges are seen within a wider context, and taken up in relationship with other Goals, and vice-versa.

We are pleased to announce this partnership and look forward to working more closely with UN-Water's Members and Partners in sharing SDG 6 information. The SDG Knowledge Hub is partnering with other organizations as well, to ensure that our readers receive a robust flow of SDG-related information and are inspired and enabled to undertake action to implement the SDGs on their own.