As part of Stage 1 of the SDG IWRM Support Programme (SDG 6-SP), the initiative has already advanced the SDG reporting process in more than 30 countries. Together with UN Environment-DHI, the custodian agency of SDG 6.5.1, GWP has convened 36 workshops to collect the official country data for 6.5.1. (Integrated Water Resources Management, IWRM).

The results of the workshops will form part of the SDG 6 baseline data to be included in UN-Water’s SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation, which will serve as an input to the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). 

In alignment with the principles of IWRM, the workshops brought together diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, research institutions, and civil society organizations. Participants discussed the status of water resources management in-country and filled in the official SDG 6.5.1 in a collaborative manner. 

The workshops make up Stage 1 of the broader SDG 6 Support Programme (SDG6-SP), which will be carried out in partnership with UN Environment-DHI and UNDP Cap-Net. The workshops highlighted next steps and national priority areas for IWRM, which will be used to design priority interventions to further advance SDG 6. 

From August 2017 to February 2018, consultative workshops were convened in the following countries:


  1. Angola
  2. Argentina
  3. Armenia
  4. Burundi
  5. Cambodia
  6. Cameroon
  7. Chile
  8. China
  9. Congo, Dem. Rep.
  10. El Salvador
  11. Ethiopia
  12. Gambia
  13. Guatemala
  14. Honduras
  15. Kazakhstan
  16. Lao
  17. Malawi
  18. Malaysia
  19. Mauritania
  20. Mongolia
  21. Mozambique
  22. Niger
  23. Pakistan
  24. Philippines
  25. Sao Tome & Principe
  26. Slovenia
  27. Slovakia
  28. Sudan
  29. South Africa
  30. Tanzania, U. Rep.
  31. Ukraine
  32. Uzbekistan
  33. Zambia
  34. Zimbabwe