Identifying Challenges


We assist governments in designing and implementing country-led responses to SDG indicator 6.5.1—the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)—as an entry point to accelerate progress towards the achievement of water-related SDGs and other development goals, in line with national priorities.

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Formulating Responses

The SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme aims to facilitate a government-led multi-stakeholder process to formulate and prioritise appropriate responses to those challenges. The result is typically an IWRM Action Plan, which constitutes a series of attractive investment opportunities to systematically guide the implementation of solutions to IWRM challenges.

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Implementing Solutions


We synergistically bring together partners with shared objectives to plug-in their own complementary projects, initiatives, etc. The benefit of doing so means that resources from multiple organizations can be brought together in an agile and cohesive way to better respond to and support country needs, and ultimately create a greater impact.

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About the Support Programme

Gender Mainstreaming in IWRM - Interview

The concept of gender mainstreaming in IWRM is not new, but we are not advancing at the pace we need. How can countries accelerate progress?

Countries Speak

Guatemala’s IWRM Action Planning experience

Fredy Chiroy, Vice Minister for Natural Resources and Climate Change of Guatemala, talks about Guatemala's action planning experience.    


Webinar: 2021 Progress on IWRM (SDG 6.5.1)

In this webinar, UNEP provides a status update on how the world is doing on IWRM, and shows where we need to accelerate to achieve SDG 6.5.1 by 2030.