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Issue #282 | 27 August 2018

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Editor's Note
The Water Issue
As World Water Week gets underway in Stockholm, Sweden, this issue of Linkages Update brings together our recent coverage of issues related to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation). More.
Lynn Wagner, Ph.D., Group Director, SDG Knowledge, IISD

Recent Guest Articles
Chad’s Accession to the Water Convention: Benefits, Lessons Learned and the 2030 Agenda
Chad is the first country from outside the pan-European region to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. More.
Eleonora Bonaccorsi, Junior Project Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

A Story of Community-Led Total Sanitation: Movement-based Change
Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is an approach to water and waste that has changed the lives of millions of people in over 60 countries. More.
Stuart Worsley, Programme Director, Green Economy Coalition

Does Nature Have the Solutions to Our Water Problems?
Nature-based solutions – actions that are inspired and supported by nature and use, or mimic, natural processes to manage resources – provide multiple services to address our water challenges and offer further benefits. More.
Kurt Brüggemann, UNU-FLORES, Tamara Avellán, UNU-FLORES

Implementation of Water Governance Makes a Difference
The OECD is launching a report dedicated to supporting the implementation of improved governance as set out by the OECD Principles on Water Governance. More.
Håkan Tropp, Head, Water Governance Programme, OECD, Antonio Canamas Catala, Policy Analyst, OECD, Oriana Romano, Policy Analyst, OECD

New Reports and Resources
Global Assessment of Accountability in Water and Sanitation Services Using GLAAS Data

More People, More Food, Worse Water? A Global Review of Water Pollution from Agriculture

Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities

Sustainable Development Goal 6: Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation

Engaging the Private Sector in Water Security

Water-Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World

Water Stress and Human Migration: A Global, Georeferenced Review of Empirical Research

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018: Nature-based Solutions for Water

Making Every Drop Count – An Agenda for Water Action

Latest News
UN-Water Members, Partners Discuss Initiatives and Options for Moving Forward on SDG 6

25 August 2018: The 29th UN-Water Meeting, which convened in Stockholm, Sweden, immediately prior to the annual meeting of World Water Week, reviewed the proceedings of several recent meetings and progress on various initiatives, including the in-depth review of implementation of SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) during the July 2018 meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and the development of a baseline for the SDG 6 indicators through the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018. More.

Photo: Amanda Marlin, UNICEF, provided an overview of the timeline of WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) outputs during a discussion of the Integrated Monitoring Initiative.

HLPF Reviews SDG 6, Calling for Greater Efficiency of Water Use

9 July 2018: On the first day of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), governments began an “in-depth review” of selected SDGs, with a session on global progress towards SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation). Delegates heard that “the world is not on track” to meet the SDG 6 targets by 2030, in view of increasing freshwater pollution, water stress, and a declining share of official development assistance (ODA) for water-related activities. More.

Other News
Five Countries Reach Deal on Caspian Sea

CDP Data Show More Companies Voluntarily Disclosing Performance on SDG 6

SIWI and Partners Plan “African Water Revolution” on Green Water

Global Water Partnership Brings WASH Support to Mountains of Pakistan

2030WaterSecure Programme Scales Up Capacity-building Efforts in Africa

UN Member States Briefed on Dushanbe High-Level Conference on Water Decade

GWP Supports Transboundary Water Projects, IWRM in Africa

HLPF Concludes with Vote on Ministerial Declaration, Concerns about "Power of Mandate" and Those Left Behind

Water Partnerships Announce Anniversaries, Future Plans for SDG 6

HLPF Side Event Considers the Contribution of Transboundary Water Cooperation to the SDGs

HLPF Side Event Focuses on National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG 6 Implementation

WMO Takes Leadership of World Water Data Initiative

Stakeholders Respond to SDG 6 Synthesis Report

UN-Water Responds to Recommendation for Meetings at Highest Level

Open Letter to HLPF Calls for Urgent Water Action

World Bank Approves US$100 Million for Water Supply in Indonesia

Congo Water Partnership Evaluates Progress on SDG Target 6.5

Public Dialogue Opened for SDG 6 Synthesis Report

UN Special Rapporteur Urges Mongolia to Raise Standards on Water and Sanitation Services

Global Partnerships Pledge Improved Coordination for Water Security

UNGA Launches Ten-Year Action Plan on Water for Sustainable Development

World Water Forum Closes with Calls to Action on Justice, Human Rights and Youth

Prize Winners Advance Wastewater Treatment, Governance, and Water Quality

Water Future and UNU Support Capacity Development for Water Security

Ministers, GWP Call for Urgent Action on SDG 6

Journals Focus on Water for Sustainable Development

Key meetings in the next two weeks
World Water Week 2018: 26-31 August 2018. Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Korea International Water Week 2018: 12-15 September 2018. Daegu, Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea

Global Goals Week 2018: 22-29 September 2018. New York City, US

Climate Week NYC 2018: 24-30 September 2018. New York City, US

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