International Processes

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Engaging in global development processes

SIWI works to inform about and to engage in collective efforts to raise awareness on water’s key role for sustainable development. SIWI believes that through cooperation and partnership building, we can reach agreements in order to set fair, inclusive, concrete and forward-looking road maps and agreements for a wise use of the world’s water resources.

The International Process department is coordinating SIWI’s involvement and participation in global development processes, such as the UN Post 2015 development agenda, and the processes under the UN Climate Convention, including the 2015 climate agreement. Through this work, SIWI aims to identify ways to integrate water and influence the related debates and decisions.

SIWI participates in international events, engages in global partnerships and various networks, contributing with the recognised insights on water to different stakeholders and through relevant channels with the overall mission to discuss and develop successful solutions for a sustainable, water wise future for the generations to come.

Water is at the core of sustainable global development, and SIWI is advocating for a UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dedicated on water. A SDG on water management and sustainable water use is important for coherent solutions and well balanced trade-offs between different water users. Allocating water equitably and efficiently within the ecological constraints will allow for sustained growth. A dedicated water SDG would create social, economic and financial benefits underpinning the three dimensions of sustainable development.

Interested in reading more about the International Processes work?

  • Read posts related to International Processes on the SIWI blog.
  • Read SIWI’s intervention speech at the UN-Water event ‘UN-Water Technical Advice on a Possible Water Goal’ at United Nations headquarters in February 2014.

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