ABOUT: SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme

The goal is to support country and regional responses to SDG 6.5 as an entry point to accelerate implementation of SDG 6 and other water-related goals.

The SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme (SDG6-SP) is a new and innovative initiative. It facilitates a coordinated approach to the monitoring and implementation of SDG 6.5 on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), in order to realize this and other water-related targets and goals.

 The SDG6-SP achieves this by supporting the official SDG monitoring and reporting processes, and by helping countries design and implement responses that directly promote measureable progress.

Coordinated by Global Water Partnership in close collaboration with UNEP-DHI Centre and Cap-Net UNDP, the SDG6-SP connects a unique blend of partners representing governments, civil society and the private sector. In the spirit of SDG 17 on Partnerships for the Goals, the SDG6-SP leverages partners’ knowledge, expertise, resources and networks to identify key needs and advance the SDGs in individual country contexts.

The objectives of the SDG6-SP initiative are the following:

1)      Strengthen SDG 6.5 national monitoring and reporting frameworks, with a view to identifying critical areas for attention;

2)      Assist countries in formulating appropriate responses to water resources management challenges, based on their needs and appropriate to their ambitions and capacities; and

3)      Support countries in implementing solutions aimed at achieving SDG 6.5.

Building directly from the objectives above, the SDG6-SP is centered around three headline stages:

Stage 1 - Identifying challenges
Strengthening SDG 6.5 national monitoring and reporting frameworks to identify critical areas for attention.

Stage 2 - Formulating responses
Assisting countries in formulating appropriate responses to water resources management challenges.

Stage 3 - Implementing solutions
Supporting countries in implementing solutions aimed at achieving SDG 6.5.