The Rio + 20 Conference, held in Brazil in 2012, established the basic conditions for UN member states to collectively build the Agenda 2030, which corresponds to a set of programs, actions and guidelines that will guide the work of the United Nations and developed and developing countries towards sustainable development in three dimensions: social, economic and environmental.
The Agenda 2030 proposes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 corresponding targets, whose implementation occurs in the period 2016-2030 and that are monitored by indicators. The results of each country and its historical evolution can be compared and monitored by the United Nations throughout the world.
The SDG 6 – “Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all" – allows assessing each country’s scenario regarding the availability of water resources, demands and uses of water for human activities, conservation of aquatic ecosystems and waste reduction.
It brings to the world the challenge of universalizing sanitation and sustainable water management in all its areas: water supply, sewage, solid waste and urban drainage.
The Theme 6 “Monitoring & Reporting”, which will be addressed at Rio Water Week, aims to present, from a technical view, an overview of the progress of the SDG 6 targets and monitoring strategies adopted nationally and internationally, addressing issues of transparency in information management, reporting and ways of communicating with all sectors involved, including the civil society.
The theme will be developed through only one Topic and one Session .
Topic 61 – Monitoring Systems:
Session 611 – Experiences on Indicators for
Monitoring on SDG 6.