National Consultations Collecting Data on IWRM

GWP’s ongoing country consultations to evaluate the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is progressing as planned, with July being a busy month. In Central America alone, consultations were held in El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama (shown in the above photo).

This year, GWP is supporting 60+ countries to measure the degree of implementation of IWRM, encapsulated in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator 6.5.1. The consultations are carried out under the SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme, implemented with the UN Environment Programme's guidance and coordinated by GWP in collaboration with UNEP-DHI and Cap-Net-UNDP. Given the current health pandemic, most of the consultations have taken place either entirely or partially online, allowing a large number of stakeholders to contribute to defining the current status of IWRM in their country.  

In July, GWP Central America supported the Ministries of Environment – the SDG 6.5.1 focal points - of El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama, in two-day virtual events with the participation of approximately 65 actors from different sectors. The inauguration of the events in Panama and El Salvador were transmitted live and can be viewed in the GWP Central America’s Facebook page.

The data collected during the consultations will serve to complete the survey instrument that will be delivered to UNEP to establish the 2020 global position on SDG 6.5.1., as well as to prioritise actions at the country level to accelerate implementation of IWRM.

Keeping track of consultations

The status of countries across the globe that are being supported in 2020 can be viewed through an interactive map (use the left side menu to see where the different stages are at), which is continuously updated to reflect the progress.

In August, more than ten countries are scheduled to hold consultations, including: Paraguay, Indonesia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Malaysia, Lesotho, Zambia, Pakistan, Philippines and Malawi.

A selection of news on the consultations from the GWP regions:

Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Process finds Zambia has made encouraging progress in integrated water resource management

GWP China SDG 6.5.1 Consultation 2.0

Cameroon holds Stakeholder Consultation to evaluate the degree of implementation of SDG 6.5.1 in the country

The Republic of Congo holds Stakeholder Consultation to Validate the National Report on SDG 6.5.1

GWP CAR facilitates the validation of the national monitoring report on SDG 6.5.1 in the Central African Republic

SDG 6.5.1 monitoring activity in West Africa

GWP Congo facilitates the validation workshop for the National Report on SDG 6.5.2 for the Republic of Congo

Georgia and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) under the 6.5.1 Indicator

First SDG 6.5.1 Consultation in Central America

Grenada is the Second Country to Hold a Virtual Stakeholder Consultation to Report on SDG 6.5.1

Trinidad and Tobago: First Country to Start Reporting on SDG 6.5.1 using Virtual Stakeholder Consultation