The Truth About the Water Action Agenda: 768 Commitments Decrypted

The UN Water Conference came to a close with a bang: 689 commitments registered in the Water Action Agenda that will speed up the uptake of SDG 6. And as the book stayed open until May, more commitments added up – we’re currently at 782. But what’s really inside these inputs? Let’s review.

(Yes, I know, that one is long and hard to digest, if you want the condensed version you can watch the video below ⬇️)

1. What is the Water Action Agenda?

The Water Action Agenda is a global initiative led by the United Nations to address water scarcity and promote sustainable water management practices. Its aim is to achieve access to safe drinking water and sanitation services for all.

The initiative involves partnerships with governments, communities, and organizations at different levels to improve water conservation, restore water resources, and promote water-efficient practices.

The Water Action Agenda aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, which seeks to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for everyone by 2030.

Wanna check out my Excel summary of everything that’s inside the Water Action Agenda? You can download it here:

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2. Execute IOARR Agua+ to ensure access to safe water in rural areas, guaranteeing the provision of water suitable for human consumption according to SDG 6.3

✍️Input by: Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS)
🗺️Country: Peru
🌡️Bingometer: 5/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51281

Description

97,432 user families will be served by rehabilitating and/or expanding existing drinking water systems, and providing equipment and furniture to strengthen the families, Administrative Boards, and Technical Areas Municipalities of Local Governments.

Expected Impact

: 1. Educate rural communities on water sanitation, hygiene, and conservation practices. 2. Upgrade existing water infrastructure to improve water quality. 3. Develop water treatment plants in rural areas. 4. Implement water quality monitoring and testing systems. 5. Promote water conservation and reuse practices. 6. Provide financial incentives for communities to invest in water quality improvements. 7. Invest in research and development of new technologies to improve water quality. 8. Increase access to clean and safe drinking water sources.

3. Jointly improving water, food security and nutrition

✍️Input by: International Food Policy Research Institute
🗺️Country: Ethiopia Ghana India Nepal Pakistan Sudan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51186

Description

IFPRI, UN Nutrition, WASAG Water & Nutrition working group, AUC and NEXUS Gains have committed to developing research and moving policy processes forward to improve nutrition through improved water management and water security through changes in agricultural production and nutrition. A WASAG Working Group on Water and Nutrition has been in operation since 2019 and the NEXUS Gains initiative is identifying policy levels to improve water, energy and food security and nutrition in certain regions.

Expected Impact

: Inter-linked assessments and interventions across water and food systems are essential to achieve progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Without this integration, food security and water security can both suffer. Systems thinking is needed to overcome growing challenges to human and planetary health. We are engaging on these analyses with governments of Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Sudan, Uganda and at the regional level through the African Union Commission.

4. OneWater – Eau Bien Commun

✍️Input by: BRGM
🗺️Country: France
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50463

Description

: This research programme aims to address the global challenge of amplifying the water cycle associated with global change by replacing water as a common good, a central element of socio-hydrosystems subject to climatic and anthropogenic forcing. It focuses on six major scientific and technical challenges, including anticipating the evolution of the water resource, developing a water footprint of environmental processes and activities, developing water as a sentinel for environmental and human health, promoting the adaptability and resilience of socio-hydrosystems, supporting the socio-ecological transition towards innovative water governance, and sharing water data for knowledge and action.

Expected Impact

This programme will have direct and significant impacts on the development of societies and territories, including socio-economic support, socio-cultural evolution, environmental preservation, health and social improvements, scientific advancements, and education and capacity building. It will support actors in the transformation of their practices with innovative solutions, deploy the circular economy, integrate water values, develop integrated data management tools, prioritize sectoral policies, produce adaptation solutions, alert pollutions and risks, access quality water and sanitation, and educate a new generation of researchers.

5. WASH FIT Initiative 2030

✍️Input by: Edge Outreach, Inc. – dba WaterStep
🗺️Country: Costa Rica Democratic Republic of the Congo Ecuador Ghana Guatemala Haiti Honduras Kenya Madagascar Malawi Nicaragua Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Sudan Global Action Plan Turkey Uganda Ukraine United States of America Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50700

Description

: WaterStep is working to provide sustainable access to safe water and disinfectant to communities in need around the globe. They use patented technologies, tools, and training to equip and empower communities to take care of their own long-term water and sanitation needs. They are working with strategic partners to impact 100 million new beneficiaries by 2030.

Expected Impact

: WaterStep has been positively impacting lives around the world with sustainable safe water and disinfectant solutions and education for over 25 years. We are now looking to partner with organizations across the globe to bring sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions, education, and comprehensive WASH solutions, allowing us to exponentially scale our impact up to 100M beneficiaries by 2030. We are also motivated to bring income opportunities to vulnerable communities, and our partnerships will increase opportunity, access, and equity in developing countries.

6. A drop of water = life (Stand by the Egyptian people to preserve their right to the waters of the Nile)

✍️Input by: Success Partners Association for Economic Development
🗺️Country: Egypt
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51097

Description

Egypt is launching a large campaign to appeal to the world and international institutions to agree to a binding agreement with Ethiopia to guarantee Egypt’s share of Nile River water. The campaign will focus on raising media awareness, and searching for partners from international financial institutions, investors, and innovators to support Egypt’s water shortage problem.

Expected Impact

We are asking the Ethiopian leadership to respond to our calls as soon as possible.

7. Avcılar Municipality Commitment for Sustainable Development Goals.

✍️Input by: Avcılar Municipality
🗺️Country: Turkey
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49608

Description

Avcilar Municipality has started to implement SDGs since 2019 and has published a VLR which can be found on UNhabitat website. The SDG unit in the municipality is responsible for adapting the goals to the strategic plans, action plans and Key Performance Indicators. Mayor also committed to prepare VLR every two years to track the progress of SDG implementation.

Expected Impact

Increasing awareness of SDGs among stakeholders will speed up implementation.

8. “The Excellent Power of Water to Save the life and Save the Planet” (Revised Statement)

✍️Input by: Association for Rural Area Social Modification, Improvement and Nestling ARASMIN)
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49838

Description

: Water is essential for the global economy, climate, health, environment and food security. Pollution of water is creating misery for human beings and needs to be conserved carefully. Women are important for conservation efforts and should be given priority in order to ensure gender equalization.

Expected Impact

The project aims to save lives and the planet by implementing a community sector partnership to alleviate the drinking water crisis. It will improve health, the environment, biodiversity, agricultural production, and socio-economic standards. It will also promote sustainable eco-agriculture, herbal medicines, and pollution control in order to combat climate change and poverty. It will also be linked to gender equalization by educating women on land management, small business, and leadership.

9. Verde em Ação: mutirão de limpeza em Japaratinga

✍️Input by: Verde Alagoas
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50564

Description

: Verde em Ação is a multidisciplinary project to improve the environment, health and well-being of people on the North Coast of Brazil through a cleanup campaign. Its scope includes 6 municipalities that are tourist attractions by sea.

Expected Impact

– The Verde em Ação project seeks to reduce solid waste disposal in Japaratinga through education and mobilizing local action.

10. Enhancing earth system observations, monitoring and forecasting for floods and droughts to ensure early warnings for all

✍️Input by: World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
🗺️Country: Ethiopia South Sudan Sudan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51213

Description

: WMO will help support the Early Warnings for All Initiative by contributing to the development and implementation of global/regional/national/basin scale coordinated systems for acquiring, processing, transmitting, and disseminating meteorological, climatological and hydrological observations and standards related to floods and droughts, as well as the development of user-focused spatio-temporal high-resolution modelling and forecasting tools and products. WMO will also help enhance capacity to understand hazards, accelerate the implementation of the WMO Plan for Action for Hydrology, and develop global, regional and national data and information visualization platforms for flood and drought early warning systems.

Expected Impact

: This initiative will strengthen NMHSs and improve community preparedness and resilience to water risks. It will support stakeholders at various scales, helping to make informed decisions on water resources management. It will also provide strategic and technical expertise to the humanitarian sector, International Organizations, NGOs etc. working on water, weather and climate change adaptation sectors, with the goal of reducing the number of deaths and socio-economic losses from water-related disasters.

11. UNiting water, wetlands and watersheds across North America

✍️Input by: Ducks Unlimited Canada
🗺️Country: Canada Mexico United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50738

Description

: The tri-national Ducks Unlimited Conservation Family (DUC, DUI, and DUMAC) have been collectively leading wetland conservation for over 85 years. In the next five years, they will commit to conserving, enhancing, and influencing over 51 million acres of wetlands and uplands, with DUC protecting 500,000 acres and influencing 50 million, DUI conserving 400,000 acres and enhancing 600,000, and DUMAC conserving 55,000 and influencing 350,000. Wetlands are vital for climate, people, and biodiversity, and DU is committed to protecting and restoring them through international partnerships, cross-boundary collaborations, and Indigenous-led conservation, science, and education.

Expected Impact

: Ducks Unlimited commits to leveraging its decades of expertise to strategically restore wetlands in highly altered landscapes to optimize their value to communities and wildlife. We will use mapping and conservation planning tools to understand rates and spatial extent of wetland loss and to target restoration opportunities. We are also engaging in expanded program and policy arenas to achieve our vision, such as improving water quality, protecting coastal Great Lakes wetlands, restoring playa habitat in the Southern Great Plains, and working in partnership to secure 300,000 acres of mangroves. In addition, we are investing in education programs to raise awareness of the importance of wetlands.

12. Promoting cross sectoral collaboration to accelerate the use of deep, on-and offshore fresh water sources in water-scarce communities.

✍️Input by: Ruden AS
🗺️Country: Albania Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Canada China Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic France Germany Greece India Climate Emergency Institute Israel Italy Kenya Latvia Lebanon Malta Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Serbia Somalia South Africa Spain Sweden Global Action Plan The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Tunisia Turkey Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50843

Description

: The UN has placed emphasis on exploring unconventional water resources, such as deep, onshore, and offshore freshwater, to help water-scarce communities better address climate change. Ruden AS, a member of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action CA21112 – OFF-SOURCE, is committed to promoting inter-sectoral collaboration between the private sector, academia, and research to assist the inter-ministerial dialogue, and to make these sources of water more accessible.

Expected Impact

This action focuses on involving interdisciplinary expert parties (the private sector, research, and academia) to work with Civil Society, International support, and Government entities to find solutions to complex problems related to deep, onshore, and offshore freshwater resources in order to achieve the SDG 6.

13. Advancing Water for Peace

✍️Input by: Geneva Water Hub
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50799

Description

: The Geneva Water Hub commits to promoting principles and norms of international law related to water, developing international law, facilitating ‘safe space’ deliberation between local communities and decision makers, developing the research agenda to underpin water for peace diplomacy, disseminating principles and rules of International Humanitarian Law and legal regimes related to water during armed conflict and economic sanctions, promoting the role of international organizations to tackle global and regional challenges related to water and peace, and providing customized training and capacity-building programs on the use of water for peace.

Expected Impact

: The Geneva Water Hub’s commitment “Advancing Water for Peace” will support the progress on all SDGs, with a specific focus on SDG 6, 16 and 17. It will also lead to widespread recognition of the usefulness of water for peaceful ends, more effective multilateral action, and advancement of the knowledge of the interplay between international water law and other laws.

14. Improving Sustainable Access to Clean Water for Communities Impacted by Climate Change

✍️Input by: The Samburu PRoject
🗺️Country: Kenya
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50717

Description

: TSP is committed to delivering clean water to 60,000 additional people by 2028 and eradicating the “walks for water” in the Samburu region by 2033.

Expected Impact

A small organization working with an indigenous people affected by climate change can commit to the Water Action Agenda by focusing on items 6.1, 6.4, and 6b in order to provide a realistic and sustainable solution.

15. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Implementation for Schools and Healthcare facilities

✍️Input by: Women’s Health and Education Center (WHEC)
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50616

Description

: WHEC and CCHR, Kerala are collaborating to advocate and scale up the Right to WASH in schools and healthcare facilities. The initiative focusses on providing adequate safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, separate toilets for boys and girls, and facilities for menstrual hygiene management for adolescent girls. The program has been successful in increasing girl’s participation in studies and creating positive hygiene behaviours in schools and homes. WHEC’s advocacy and communication projects aim to create a better globalization. The relationship between sanitation and mental health and social well-being must be explored, as perceptions and experiences of privacy and safety are influenced by contextual and individual factors. This can help to ensure that sanitation interventions and policies have a positive influence on users’ mental and social well-being. Out-of-school rates have been seen to increase, for both girls and boys in developing countries.

Expected Impact

Our objectives are to ensure the basic Right of the Child such as safe drinking water and sanitation and hygiene facilities under the preview of Right to Education (RTE). We will also create partnerships with governments, donors, and other organizations to achieve the sustainability of our programs, and implement environmental awareness/school sanitation/hygiene education in school syllabus. We will also focus on reducing maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity, eliminating food-borne infections, and saving ground water from contamination.

Water Action Agenda Children-Getting-Hygiene-at-School

16. Menstrual Health and Dignity Commitment

✍️Input by: Women Engage for a Common Future on behalf of Women Major Group
🗺️Country: Albania Argentina Macquarie University Burkina Faso Cameroon Chad Fiji France Georgia Germany India Madagascar Mexico Niger Nigeria Republic of Moldova Spain The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Togo Tunisia Uganda Ukraine
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51705

Description

: We, the women and feminist organizations here at the UN Water Conference, are committing to keep advocating for the development of National Menstrual Health Strategies. We urge governments to uphold their commitments to ensure women and girl’s rights to water and sanitation, and to promote menstrual health products that are better for the environment and climate.

Expected Impact

We will advocate to ensure that all menstruators have access to sanitation, affordable menstrual products, and comprehensive sexuality education, as well as strengthening feminist menstrual health movements. We commit to continue advocating for menstrual health and dignity rights for the period till 2030.

17. Mainstreaming Lakes and other lentic waters more prominently in the Global Water Agenda

✍️Input by: International Lake Environment Committee (ILEC)
🗺️Country: Australia Brazil Estonia Hungary India Indonesia Japan Kenya Malaysia Mexico Nepal Philippines United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50671

Description

: The International Lake Environment Committee Foundation (ILEC) has contributed to the sustainable management and conservation of the world’s lakes since 1986 by holding the World Lake Conference, forming the Scientific Committee, conducting training programs, and more. In the future, ILEC hopes to recognize World Lake Day and continue to lead global efforts in sustainable lake management at the local, national, and regional levels.

Expected Impact

: ILEC’s ILBM training program is in high demand and will lead to a broader approach to sustainable freshwater. Furthermore, World Lakes Day will promote activities and bottom-up approaches to sustainable lake management, in which basin residents play a proactive role.

18. Action on Water Adaptation and Resilience (AWARe)

✍️Input by: The Arab Republic of Egypt, COP27 President.
🗺️Country: Egypt
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51653

Description

: The initiative seeks to reduce water losses and improve water supply, implement mutually agreed policy and methods for cooperative adaptation action and co-benefits, and promote cooperation between water and climate action to achieve Agenda 2030.

Expected Impact

The AWARe initiative seeks to address the water-climate challenge by catalyzing inclusive cooperation and offering transitional adaptation solutions for the most vulnerable communities and ecosystems. It will build on existing initiatives such as the Water and Climate Coalition and the Adaptation Action Coalition as well as the Marrakesh Partnership Climate Action Pathway Water, and contribute to the successful outcome of the 2023 UN Conference on Water.

19. Saving the Worlds Water Towers Campaign

✍️Input by: Zero Water Day Partnership
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51292

Description

– The Saving the World’s Water Towers campaign is a partnership between universities, schools, and communities with the aim of empowering and enabling children and youth to take action, measure and understand the challenges of climate change, and assess the impact of their actions. It promotes sustainable development and global citizenship education and encourages students to keep a lifelong learning diary. The campaign is part of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat.

Expected Impact

The Zero Water Day Partnership campaign ‘Saving the World‘s Water Towers’ promotes a consistent, coherent and mutually reinforcing approach to education for sustainable development and global citizenship education with a focus on mountains and their communities and ecosystems. It connects schools and enables them to share and exchange data and information and to participate in international conferences and policy dialogues.

20. Rights of Nature: A Catalyst for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda on Water

✍️Input by: Earth Law Center
🗺️Country: Panama
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51224

Description

: An Alliance of civil society organizations, governments, Indigenous Peoples, members of the scientific community, and future generations is advocating for the global adoption and implementation of the Rights of Water Ecosystems. This coalition is committed to restoring and protecting water sources through the recognition of water sources as a rights-bearing entity. The Alliance will provide additional support to leading campaigns in the five continents enacting Nature’s Rights as a more effective way to conserve, restore and ensure water sources for the environment and communities. The Alliance has developed follow-up mechanisms to monitor the advancement and impact of adopting and implementing the Earth Law framework.

Expected Impact

We are working to promote the Rights of Nature model of water governance, which recognizes Nature and her elements as rights holders and seeks to reorient western law around principles of relationship, interconnection, reciprocity, and responsibility. This model has already been implemented in various aquatic ecosystems around the world, and we are working to scale this impact globally and ensure its effective implementation. This will lead to a permanent transformation in aquatic ecosystems governance that will benefit both Nature and communities.

21. Investing in water for resiliency, economic growth, and innovation

✍️Input by: Sciens Water
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50720

Description

: Sciens Water is a private equity firm that makes control investments in U.S. water infrastructure and related companies with a focus on utilities, transmission and distribution, and wastewater treatment and recycling. Its investments aim to generate both yield and capital appreciation while helping to solve the big challenges facing the U.S. water industry, such as aging and degraded infrastructure, resource scarcity, and threats to the environment and human health.

Expected Impact

: Sciens Water is committed to investing in water and wastewater infrastructure to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6, promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth (SDG 8) and build resilient infrastructure (SDG 9). By investing in new technologies, repair and replacement of existing infrastructure, and development of water and wastewater systems, we are working towards a sustainable and water-secure future, where all have access to water and wastewater services by 2030.

22. Achieving water security by building and implementing national and local water security law infrastructure

✍️Input by: The Center for Water Security and Cooperation
🗺️Country: Côte d’Ivoire El Salvador Ethiopia Kenya Nigeria South Africa South Sudan Sudan Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50693

Description

We have created an international benchmark for water security that sets a standard for how we measure it, collects data and information to assess the current state, tracks changes over time, and creates dialogue around water security and WASH goals.

Expected Impact

This benchmark provides a clear target to work toward, accessible data and information to understand the current state of water security, and a basis upon which to strengthen legal infrastructure and institutions to better achieve water security and universal access to WASH. It also increases civil society engagement in decision-making, which is critical to achieving equitable water security.

23. Advancing Integrated Water Resource Management in Central America through improved monitoring and policy instruments

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership Central America
🗺️Country: Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Panama
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51945

Description

GWP is supporting Central American countries in their efforts to monitor progress towards Integrated Water Management (IWRM) and fulfill SDG 6. This includes providing technical assistance for the evaluation of indicator 6.5.1, advising on policy processes and planning instruments, and creating alliances to bridge financial gaps for IWRM. GWP is also piloting an IWRM evaluation at subnational levels in Honduras and Nicaragua.

Expected Impact

IWRM Action Plans, based on SDG 6.5.1 evaluation, identify water interactions and help set achievable goals. They support the provision of basic services with a Human Rights approach, and facilitate joint construction and management to speed up SDG 6 implementation. Expected impacts of IWRM implementation include coordinated interventions, consultation and evaluation mechanisms, improved national water policies, and increased institutional capacity.

24. Urban Water Security in India & Advancing Transboundary Water & Climate Cooperation in South Asia

✍️Input by: Kubernein Initiative
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50672

Description

– We are focused on building results-oriented integrated frameworks to ensure water security for all, with a special focus on including the voices of women, young girls, migrant and marginalized communities. We aim to mainstream water security into urban planning and governance for a truly sustainable economy and ecology in the future, and to facilitate collaborations, learning of good practices, and strong participation from multiple stakeholders. We propose designing principles and leveraging inclusive collaboration with water as a reinforcing cross-sector for achieving SDG 6, climate resilience and adaptation, and a sustainable economy.

Expected Impact

The UN Water Conference promises to bring together stakeholders to bridge gaps and develop a more comprehensive approach to water, climate and gender issues in South Asia. We aim to facilitate and mobilize gender responsive water resource management frameworks to promote transboundary cooperation, water resilience and cross-country resource sharing in the region.

25. Supporting communities in Latin America on Water & Sanitation

✍️Input by: Wavin B.V.
🗺️Country: Argentina Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador Guatemala Peru
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50704

Description

: Wavin’s community program in Latin America focuses on providing potable water facilities, sewer systems and other crucial infrastructure, supporting local entrepreneurship, conservation and protection of watersheds, and collaborating with partner organizations to implement projects.

Expected Impact

: We reported 23 WASH projects that provided water access to more than 40,000 people in Latin America in our 2022 Impact Report. In 2023, we plan to implement at least an equivalent amount of projects. We provide technical assistance on the design and implementation of these projects.

26. Green Blue Deal for the Middle East

✍️Input by: EcoPeace Middle East
🗺️Country: Israel Jordan State of Palestine
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51128

Description

: EcoPeace Middle East is calling for a Green Blue Deal to address the catastrophic implications of climate change in the Middle East. This plan includes Jordanian/Palestinian/Israeli cooperation to improve adaptive capacities on water and renewable energy security, Israeli/Palestinian natural water reallocations and water management, rehabilitation of the Jordan River, and public awareness programs on resilience diplomacy.

Expected Impact

: We can work together to build a framework for peace and climate security by changing mindsets and fostering healthy interdependencies around shared natural resources, developing mutual economic support based on a healthier, stronger environment, and advancing the two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

27. Exchange of 25,000 conventional shower heads for efficient ones in 2023.

✍️Input by: Municipality of Monterrey
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51385

Description

: Ahorrate un Chorro is a program in Monterrey, Mexico that seeks water-use efficiency in residential areas by exchanging conventional shower heads for efficient ones. It launched in November 2022, and is currently in phase 1, with a scope of 20,000 shower heads to be exchanged in the first semester of 2023.

Expected Impact

: By 2023, the exchange of 25,000 conventional shower heads for efficient ones is projected to save 540 million liters (142,668,428 gallons) of water per year, assuming one 10-minute shower/day per person.

28. Blueprint for a Circular Water Smart Society

✍️Input by: Expert Group Circular Water
🗺️Country: Australia Belgium Netherlands Switzerland United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51133

Description

: The Global Expert Group Circular Water, initiated by the Dutch Expertgroep Circular Water of the Dutch Water Alliance, is launching its first publication – a ‘Blueprint for a Circular Water Smart Society’ – on Wednesday 22nd March (World Water Day). This Blueprint aims to provide a concise overview of circular water solutions that can be safely deployed in the short term to reduce tap water use and wastewater emissions by 20-45%, without requiring residents to make concessions in their standard of living.

Expected Impact

: In order to increase sustainability and reduce our water consumption, innovative solutions are emerging in various industries, including water conservation. Circular water management substantially reduces water uptake, wastewater emissions, carbon footprint, energy consumption, and reduces water and energy bills. Governments should adjust regulations and building codes, expand existing standards for safe circular water use, and encourage public-private collaboration among water sector stakeholders to enable a Water-Smart Society and positively impact UNSDGs.

29. to promote the protection of the Amazonian Flying Rivers, and to contribute to the saveguard of ecosystem and sociocultural connectivity in hand with indigenous peoples and local communities in the region.

✍️Input by: Alianza NorAmazónica
🗺️Country: Brazil Colombia Ecuador Peru Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51693

Description

: The North Amazon Alliance works together towards four strategic lines to achieve their goal of protecting the Amazon’s integrity through regional knowledge management, consolidation of strategic territories for connectivity, articulating and strengthening networks and strategic alliances, and regional advocacy.

Expected Impact

The North Amazon Alliance is committed to protecting the Amazonian Flying Rivers and promoting the connectivity of ecosystems and sociocultural communities in the region. We seek to value and position indigenous knowledge systems and accompany the definition and implementation of community management self-defined planning tools in order to safeguard the integrity of the Amazon and its role in regulating the global climate and water cycle. Our mission is to protect the great Amazon’s flying river, essential to maintain life on the planet, and to achieve the goal of safeguarding ecosystem and sociocultural connectivity in the Northern region of Amazon.

30. Accelerating UN SDG 6 in public & private markets

✍️Input by: Thomas Schumann Capital
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Ola Test Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia European Commission Fiji Finland France Gabon CAPRE Foundation Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti University of the Basque Country Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Vital Actions for Sustainable Development [AVD] Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Advisory Group on International Environmental Governance (The UNEP Major Groups and Stakeholders) Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tomé and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Suriname Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Global Action Plan Thailand The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49862

Description

Thomas Schumann Capital (TSC) is a Delaware-based company founded in 2011. It owns Thomas Schumann Water Security Index, Thomas Schumann Water Security Fund, and Project Greenland Inc., and has been working to qualify and quantify ‘Water Risk’ as a direct portfolio and investment risk. TSC has partnered with Anatase Ltd, Moorgate Benchmarks Ltd, and Refinitiv to develop the world’s first family of Water security indices, and is a signatory of the Valuing Water Finance Initiative with $10 trillion in assets under management. It is also a regular contributor to leading financial titles.

Expected Impact

1. Invest in education and training programs that promote access to water and sanitation. 2. Increase public awareness and education on the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene. 3. Support the implementation of existing water and sanitation policies. 4. Develop and implement incentives for improved water and sanitation use. 5. Increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure. 6. Monitor and evaluate water and sanitation programs. 7. Develop and implement plans for water and sanitation that are sustainable and equitable. 8. Promote gender-inclusive access to water, sanitation and hygiene. 9. Advocate for increased funding and resources for improved water and sanitation access. 10. Develop and implement sustainable water management and conservation strategies.

Water Action Agenda - School Pupils posing next to Water Fountain

31. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

✍️Input by: Bhujal Abhiyan
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51131

Description

: Bhujal Waari is a sustainable water movement running in Chalisgaon taluka of Maharashtra for the last 5 years, with the aim of increasing water literacy among the villagers and increasing the groundwater level. Through capacity building, data collection and field visits, we have rejuvenated 11 lakes, created other water conservation works and increased farmers’ incomes per acre. We have also been successful in promoting horticulture farming and nurturing indigenous trees in 4 villages, as well as solving the drinking water problem in 11 villages.

Expected Impact

Creating water literacy and increasing people’s participation through capacity building are important steps towards achieving all 17 SDG’s by 2030. This can be done by creating awareness and implementing practical actions.

32. Wetskills: Decade of Action

✍️Input by: Wetskills Foundation
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Belgium Canada China Colombia Denmark Egypt Hungary India Indonesia Israel Jordan Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lesotho Mexico Mozambique Netherlands Republic of Korea Romania South Africa State of Palestine Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50342

Description

Wetskills is an international learning and networking program for students and young professionals interested in water. It organizes Challenges which involve working in multidisciplinary teams to develop realistic concepts. The Wetskills Community supports the follow-up activities of the good ideas.

Expected Impact

: Over the next four years, Wetskills plans to host 80-100 events in various regions worldwide, generate 400 out-of-the-box ideas, build communities, follow up on 10-20% of the ideas with WetsNext, and create approximately 2000 new Wetskills Alumni.

33. Ethiopia – Integrated Water Resources Management Programme – BASIN SCALE RESILIENCE INITIATIVE FOR ETHIOPIA – BASRINET

✍️Input by: AICS ADDIS ABEBA
🗺️Country: Ethiopia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51167

Description

: This initiative falls within the development framework of the Ethiopian Government outlined in the “10 Years Perspective Development Plan (2021-2030)” and the Ethiopian Home Grown Economic Reform (HGER). The initiative is in line with programs to mitigate the impact of climate change on ecosystems and encouraging local communities to take part in biodiversity management. It is complementary to the Team Europe Initiative (TEI) and other initiatives implemented by the European Union and other countries. It is also in line with the “Guidelines for an action of the Italian Cooperation in the Water Sector” and the “Gender Equality Empowerment of Women” guidelines. The initiative builds on experiences gained by AICS in the Afar Region and is part of the Climate Resilient WASH approach. The integrated approach between WASH and pastoral support in the low lands reflects the real priorities of the communities and the deficit of access to services. The strengthening of the Basin Authorities is an element of strong innovation for both Italy and Ethiopia.

Expected Impact

: The goal of this initiative is to improve resilience and living conditions for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the Awash and Wabi Shebelle basins through sustainable, equitable, and efficient use of water resources.

34. Piloting the Nexus Approach in Water & Resilience interventions in Burkina Faso (NAWAR)

✍️Input by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
🗺️Country: Burkina Faso
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50662

Description

: Denmark will provide 35 million DKK of support to the World Food Programme (WFP) to pilot the Nexus Approach in Water & Resilience interventions in Burkina Faso. The project will focus on sustainable access to water for agricultural use and sustainable food security, and will combine WFP’s expertise in the field of resilience with Denmark’s expertise on water management. The project aims to reduce vulnerabilities and tackle root causes of fragility through asset creation and livelihoods activities, while ensuring improved access to and better use of natural resources and social services. It will consist of three main phases: transferring of know-how and feasibility studies, installation of hardware, and bringing hardware to life.

Expected Impact

: This project will help scale up WFP’s resilience activities on clean water and irrigation, using clean technologies that minimize environmental impacts. Solar-powered water pumps will be used to reduce carbon emissions, and activities such as composting and tree planting will be implemented to further improve the village ecosystem.

35. Transboundary Water Cooperation Coalition

✍️Input by: UNECE
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Argentina Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Croatia Czech Republic Ola Test Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Finland France Gabon CAPRE Foundation Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malawi Malaysia Mali Mauritania Mexico Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Poland Portugal Qatar Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation Rwanda San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Slovakia Slovenia Somalia South Africa South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Suriname Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Global Action Plan Thailand The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Timor-Leste Togo Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50479

Description

The Coalition will inspire and foster equitable and sustainable cooperation on transboundary waters and provide support through its members. It will lift the voice of the transboundary water community in an inclusive, diverse but unified manner, demonstrate and communicate the benefits of cooperation, catalyze financial and technical support, and provide impetus for concrete actions and commitments related to equitable and sustainable transboundary water cooperation. It will give particular emphasis on cooperation in transboundary aquifers.

Expected Impact

The UN Water 2023 Conference will focus on country and stakeholder engagement with regard to transboundary cooperation, particularly through the Water Action Agenda and SDG 6. The conference will bring together a consolidated transboundary water community to make commitments to common objectives and provide a space for multistakeholder engagement. It will demonstrate strong policy and stakeholder engagement with transformative commitments, optimize resources, and inspire new thinking and initiatives for transboundary water cooperation.

36. Understand and help address the barriers that prevent Earth science data being used effectively in water management

✍️Input by: Geology for Global Development
🗺️Country: Burundi Kenya Malawi Rwanda Global Action Plan Uganda Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50632

Description

: We are committed to improving access to clean, reliable, and resilient sources of water by removing barriers that prevent access to and use of Earth science data. We will do this by supporting research, training, and representation of Earth scientists in sustainability forums. Progress will be monitored and reported on in our annual reports.

Expected Impact

: We propose to improve WASH programmes by providing access to Earth science data, bridging knowledge, policy and practice gaps, supporting early-career researchers (especially in the Global South) with strengthened science capacity, and fostering links between Earth scientists and other stakeholders for sustainable development.

✍️Input by: SENDAS A.C.
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50750

Description

: Sendas AC is a 24-year-old environmental NGO located in central Veracruz, Mexico. It promotes sustainability through the management of natural resources, rural development with justice and the search for new environmental rationality. It has worked on environmental compensation policies, productive alternatives to maintain the health of the forest, water and soils, community water committees, and rain harvest pilot programs. It is asking the international community and Mexican government for the recognition of community-based water management.

Expected Impact

: Sendas Ac has a 5-year plan with a vision for medium-term goals and a monitoring and evaluation strategy. We are working to strengthen social networks and strategies to keep water as a priority issue in regional development.

38. World Water for Peace Conference

✍️Input by: The Bridge Tank
🗺️Country: Finland France Guinea Mali Mauritania Netherlands Niger Norway Senegal
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50736

Description

– Our initiative will establish a recurring annual conference called the World Water for Peace Conference in order to promote a more inclusive practice of hydro-diplomacy and integrated management of water resources. This conference will bring together different stakeholders such as local communities, water practitioners, scientists, political decision-makers, philanthropies and financiers in order to establish common areas of action and bolster cooperation. The initiative will focus on the Fouta Djallon highlands in West Africa and the sources of some of the region’s largest rivers.

Expected Impact

The Word Water for Peace Conference will contribute to SDG 6, 2, 15, 13, and 16 by promoting water cooperation, sustainable management of water resources, awareness raising on climate change, and reducing social tensions.

39. Dushanbe Water Process as a follow up mechanism to the UN2023 Water Conference

✍️Input by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Tajikistan
🗺️Country: Tajikistan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51276

Description

: The Government of Tajikistan will use the Dushanbe Water Process to track progress against the Water Action Agenda and voluntary commitments. The IAC will be revised and expanded to include the private sector, youth, and other global processes. The Dushanbe Conferences will serve as a platform to report on progress and use various tools to inform future conferences up until 2028.

Expected Impact

: The Dushanbe Water Process as a follow up mechanism for the UN 2023 Water Conference provides a platform to report on the Water Action Agenda and track progress against voluntary commitments, strengthens implementation mechanisms to ensure interlinkages with other global processes on climate, biodiversity, and disaster risk mitigation, and aligns with the principles of inclusivity, cross-sectorality, and action orientation.

40. WATER FOOTPRINT PIONEERS INITIATIVE – Water Ambassadors

✍️Input by: The Voluntary Team Foundation for Humanitarian Action
🗺️Country: Egypt
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51963

Description

: The Water Ambassadors Initiative is a global initiative aiming to achieve water security through awareness and training on the water footprint. It is headed by Mostafa Sherbiny, an international expert on sustainability and climate, and will provide a diploma for calculating the carbon footprint. The initiative also works to raise awareness and inspire the community to use water responsibly. Goals include organizing training and events, forming a volunteer team to raise awareness, and encouraging sustainable practices.

Expected Impact

: The Water Security Initiative is a program designed to reduce water consumption and bring it closer to global levels. It works to ban the export of bottled water and green and dry fodder produced in the country, develop a set of procedures and measures to raise awareness, and replace tools that rationalize water consumption. It also works to maximize the use of treated wastewater and adopt strategies and options that will contribute to rationalizing water consumption, such as the economy approach through the national strategy for green development.

41. Partnership for Urban Water Sustainability in Asia

✍️Input by: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
🗺️Country: China Japan Thailand Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51109

Description

: This partnership will connect academic institutions and governments in Asian countries to measure the quality of water in cities by developing comprehensive sustainable water management indicators. Three experts will be dispatched and 20,000 USD in funding will be allocated to support the development of a policy brief, report, and index toolkit. The partnership will be managed by UNU-IAS and will include organizing stakeholder workshops and participating in conferences to share findings.

Expected Impact

– This session will focus on the Sustainable Water Management Indicators and how they can be applied to multiple Asian cities in order to assess their current water environment and potential for improvement. It will help promote the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to achieve SDG 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.a, 6.b, and other interlinked goals such as SDG 3, 11, and 12.

42. ACCELERATE UNIVERSAL AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO SAFE AND AFFORDABLE DRINKING WATER AND ACCESS TO ADEQUATE AND EQU’ITABLE SANITATION AND HYGIENE IN RURAL AREAS

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS OF CHILE
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51209

Description

: The government is committing to increase the number of Rural Drinking Water Systems by 25 per year from 2023-2030, with financial assistance from the World Bank. Additionally, the institutional framework of the country’s Rural Sanitation Services will be strengthened and a Strategic Development Plan will be prepared for the Institution. A budget of 370 million USD has been provided for investments in drinking water, sanitation and wastewater treatment for the next five years, and three rural sanitation pilot projects will be implemented to validate alternative wastewater treatment technologies.

Expected Impact

Provide rural communities with access to clean water through solutions such as water filtration systems, rainwater harvesting, storage tanks, and other infrastructure works.

43. IARH commits to complete by 2025 the ongoing project “Dialogues on Water and Sustainable Development” among different stakeholders working in social, environmental and economic areas of important productive activities of Argentina, looking for agreements

✍️Input by: Instituto Argentino de Recursos Hídricos (IARH)
🗺️Country: Argentina
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50658

Description

: The Instituto Argentino de Recursos Hídricos (IARH) has committed to completing by 2025 the ongoing project “Dialogues on Water and Sustainable Development”. This project involves the preparation of documents on social, environmental and economic information of the following themes: Agriculture Production, Hydrocarbons Non-conventional Production, Mining Production, and Multipurpose Hydraulic Developments. Additionally, the project includes webinar series related to these themes.

Expected Impact

Dialogues among different stakeholders working in social, environmental, and economic areas will help build trust and capacity-building and strengthen governance related to water resources, leading to a cross-sector understanding and collaboration.

44. Moving the Blended Finance Needle to Generate Financeable Water Plans

✍️Input by: WaterEquity
🗺️Country: Belgium Netherlands Republic of Korea South Africa United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 3/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51980

Description

We as co-convenors commit to continue an open dialogue and strengthen our cooperation while creating additional blended finance facilities for water and further evolving existing initiatives, aiming to reach a leverage ratio of 1 to 4.

Expected Impact

: Our member organisations are collectively committing over 2 billion USD in different and complementary forms of financing to reach 100 million people with safe water and sanitation. This includes innovative impact investment solutions such as credit enhancement, blended finance structures and interventions at different stages of the WASH value chain. More information on the commitments can be found on the SDGs website.

45. The UNC Water and Health Conference – A Follow up Mechanism for Theme I

✍️Input by: The Water Institute at UNC
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Argentina Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Benin Macquarie University Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cambodia Cameroon Canada China Colombia Comoros Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Ola Test Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt Ethiopia Fiji France Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Haiti Honduras Hungary India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Israel Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Malta Mauritania Mexico Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Republic of Moldova Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Singapore Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Sweden Switzerland Global Action Plan Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tunisia Turkey Uganda United Arab Emirates United States of America Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50713

Description

The UNC Water and Health Conference is the world’s largest annual international conference dedicated solely to advancing action on water, sanitation, hygiene (WaSH), and health. This event offers a hybrid format with free online participation for over 3,000 registrants from over 100 countries. It will create space for presentations, special events, and plenary discussions to follow up on commitments made at the 2023 UN Water Conference related to water and health.

Expected Impact

Using the UNC Water and Health Conference as a platform to review commitments made to advance the theme of water and health at the 2023 UN Water Conference will ensure sound science, strengthen and expand partnerships, and accelerate action towards meeting SDG6 goals.

Water Action Agenda - School Children taking water buckets

46. Generation of alliances for the financing of water security with a focus on the integrated management of water resources in Panama

✍️Input by: Ministry of Enviornment
🗺️Country: Panama
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51178

Description

: This plan focuses on increasing water security in Panama by developing a financial resource for a pilot basin in the Parita River, focusing on strategies in the PAGIRH to analyze vulnerabilities related to climate change. It is intended to build resilience against climate change and extreme events with a preventive approach.

Expected Impact

: The action plan for the integrated management of water resources is designed around SDG 6, which focuses on clean water and sanitation for all, in order to involve all stakeholders in the watersheds.

✍️Input by: Stop Ecocide Foundation
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Argentina Australia Bangladesh Belgium Brazil Burkina Faso Canada Chile Colombia Croatia Cyprus Denmark Finland France Germany Ghana Greece Iceland India Climate Emergency Institute Ireland Italy Kenya Latvia Liberia Mali Mauritius Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria Norway Panama Peru Portugal Republic of Korea Samoa South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Ukraine Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51671

Description

: We are actively driving the global conversation around ecocide law, cultivating organic global webs of relationships and expertise, and nurturing and galvanizing cross-sector collaborations to accelerate legal recognition of ecocide as an international crime. We measure progress by observing state interest in ecocide law, political and influencer support, discussion and support at international contexts, funder support, media coverage, public, academic and professional discussions, and cross-sector partnerships. We expect to gather diplomatic support over 2023-4 which will lead to a formal steps towards negotiation of an amendment to the Rome Statute to include ecocide by the end of 2024.

Expected Impact

– Ecocide law will accelerate a great many of the SDG targets by deterring unlawful or wanton acts leading to pollution levels causing severe and either widespread or long-term harm, protecting and conserving ecosystems, encouraging sustainable practices and policies, and supporting existing national, regional and multilateral agreements, criminal laws and regulatory frameworks pertaining to the environment and wildlife.

48. Global Dialogue on Water Tenure

✍️Input by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50796

Description

: FAO is working to raise awareness of water tenure and improve the governance of water tenure based on sound information on water resources availability and use for all inclusive groups. They are organizing a Global Dialogue on Water Tenure with Member States, civil society, academia, and the private sector. They are also building capacity in countries with an expressed need.

Expected Impact

The World Water Action commitments focus on Water for Sustainable Development and Water for Climate, Resilience and Environment, as well as the accelerators of governance, data and information, innovation, and capacity development.

49. Commitments of the PCJ Consortium towards Sustainable Water Management

✍️Input by: Consórcio PCJ
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51970

Description

– The PCJ Consortium is a non-profit civil association that works to integrate all sectors of society to support efficient water, sanitation, and environmental management. In response to the UN’s call for global water management, the PCJ Consortium created the Water Action Agenda, made of five major commitments for Water and Health, Protection of Water Sources, Public Policies, Environmental Education, and Universal Access to Water.

Expected Impact

: The PCJ Consortium is able to integrate different sectors to promote collective action and interlocution for water supply, which contributes to sustainable development goals.

50. Thriving and Resilient Rivers for Future Generations – Addressing the Global Water Challenges.

✍️Input by: International RiverFoundation
🗺️Country: Australia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50670

Description

: The International RiverFoundation (IRF) works to address the global water challenges by promoting the protection, sustainable development and restoration of rivers across borders through collaboration, convening, communication, and celebration. We work to build strong and lasting partnerships, convening global river leaders and stakeholders, amplifying the critical role of rivers, and celebrating those implementing on-the-ground actions.

Expected Impact

This new action will provide a more tangible link between SDG6 and SDG17 to address the Global Water Challenge. It will accelerate SDG6 implementation through governance, monitoring, protection and restoration of freshwater ecosystems, innovative financing, and celebrating and valuing success. This is done through collaborating, convening, communicating and celebrating rivers, with the help of strong partnerships and networks of government, corporate, science and community networks.

51. Incubator of water and climate projects

✍️Input by: International Office for Water (OiEau)
🗺️Country: Angola Benin Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Comoros Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Libya Madagascar Malawi Mauritania Mauritius Niger Nigeria Service Centre for Development Cooperation Rwanda Senegal Seychelles South Africa South Sudan Sudan Global Action Plan Togo Tunisia Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51285

Description

: The Incubator of Water and Climate Projects supports the incubation of 100 water and climate projects around the world by providing technical assistance and a modest budget of 60.000 euros on average for each project. These projects involve actors and users of water resources and focus on knowledge for adaptation, Nature-Based Solutions for adaptation, and Governance and sustainable financial mechanisms for adaptation.

Expected Impact

– The incubator will bridge the gap between projects holders and donors and integrate water and climate actions at basin level. This will help accelerate the implementation of SDG 6 and other related SDGs like SDG2, SDG7, SDG13 and SDG15. The expected results is the detection and development of projects that can be submitted to donors for financing, with a leverage effect of 1 to 100.

52. European Union commitments to strengthen the policy and regulatory framework on water and climate adaptation and mitigation and disaster risk reduction

✍️Input by: European Union
🗺️Country: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia European Commission Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51179

Description

The EU commits to strengthening its policy and regulatory framework on water and climate adaptation and mitigation, disaster risk reduction, drought risk management, flood risk management, integrated management of water resources, reducing energy needs of wastewater treatment plants, and improving the efficiency of water supply infrastructure.

Expected Impact

: Improved capacities for climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk reduction, integrated water resources management, wastewater treatment and reuse, and increased efficiency of water supply infrastructure in the EU.

53. Building expertise on coastal protection and flood management

✍️Input by: PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
🗺️Country: Singapore
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51112

Description

: The Coastal Protection and Flood Management Research Programme (CFRP) is a dedicated research programme to enhance Singapore’s flood resilience against climate change, involving a Centre of Excellence, Applied Research projects, Living Lab test-bedding research, and a collaborative research ecosystem. Additionally, the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) will help build capabilities in weather and climate prediction in the region and share its findings.

Expected Impact

The Coastal and Flood Resilience Programme (CFRP) aims to develop innovative solutions to protect Singapore’s coastlines from sea level rise due to climate change. These solutions will be designed to be effective, multi-functional, adaptive, sustainable, and tailored to address Singapore’s constraints and challenges in coastal protection and flood resilience. The solutions developed through the CFRP will also be applicable to other coastal cities facing similar constraints.

54. Supporting national water leaders to strengthen climate resilience

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership
🗺️Country: Central African Republic Malawi Nepal Rwanda State of Palestine Global Action Plan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51100

Description

: The Global Water Leadership Programme is a working group model developed by UNICEF and external consultants to create climate-resilient water policies across seven countries. The group is focused on developing feasible strategies from both implementation and economic perspectives.

Expected Impact

The Global Water Leaders Programme brings together partners from multiple sectors in LMICs to collaboratively work towards improved water governance, in turn creating improved water resilience, health and wellbeing for vulnerable populations. This process has the potential to serve as a model for addressing systemic challenges to achieving the SDGs.

55. ABEREUS: The Future of waterless toilets and their positive impact on the world

✍️Input by: ABEREUS – A Better Resource Use
🗺️Country: Austria Brazil Canada Croatia Germany Global Haiti Mexico Switzerland United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51920

Description

We offer waterless sanitation solutions, and we want to spread awareness about modern sanitation systems, Planetary Boundaries, and how they affect us so that we can make changes.

Expected Impact

We will be protecting water and nature from our waste, in particular our feces and all medical and drug leftovers, by having more people access toilets, using feces as fertilizer and energy sources, and producing green and sustainable energy. Waste water treatment plants will need less energy to clean less polluted water.

56. To enhance local capacity for information exchange, evidence-based advocacy in the fields of water, water and sanitation hygiene, public health, economics, and environmental health,

✍️Input by: Africa Alliance for Health, Research, and Economic Development (AAHRED)
🗺️Country: Kenya
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51098

Description

: This project aims to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations, particularly women, children, and youth living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS in Rimoi, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya. The project will provide rapid response immunological and nutritional support programs and HIV/AIDS support and monitoring targeting a population of approximately 2,000 individuals. Expected impacts of the project include improved nutritional status, reduced incidence of HIV/AIDS, increased immunization coverage for persons at risk of HIV/AIDS, empowered community health workers, and improved health outcomes.

Expected Impact

– The project aims to improve the nutritional status, reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS, increase immunization coverage, empower community health workers, and improve health outcomes of vulnerable populations, especially women and children under five. We expect to see an increase in the proportion of people with a normal nutritional status, a decrease in the number of new HIV/AIDS infections, an increase in the proportion of children who are fully immunized, an increase in the capacity of the community health workers to provide quality care, and a reduction in the incidence of common diseases.

57. Mexico, a country where water is a pillar of well-being and its sustainable and coordinated management is implemented with the participation of citizens, institutions and all levels of government.

✍️Input by: National Water Commission (CONAGUA) of Mexico
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50784

Description

: The National Water Program (2020-2024) is an instrument to guide national water policy, with objectives of guaranteeing human rights to water and sanitation, making efficient use of water, reducing the population’s vulnerability to floods and droughts, preserving the integrity of the hydrological cycle, and improving water governance.

Expected Impact

Increase access to water and sanitation services for vulnerable populations in the country, with a focus on human rights and gender equality.

58. Capacity building for transboundary water cooperation in Namibia

✍️Input by: Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
🗺️Country: Finland Namibia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51340

Description

: Finland and Namibia are cooperating to provide support for Namibia’s accession to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, and to develop cooperation between the two countries on transboundary water management, such as monitoring and assessment of transboundary waters and capacity building on institutional mechanisms for transboundary water cooperation.

Expected Impact

Finland and Namibia are involved in a Twinning Initiative, in which Finland provides support to Namibia to become a Party to the Convention. Namibian officials will gain improved knowledge and capacity in the accession process, while Finnish experts will draw lessons from their experience and further increase their capacity to contribute to the work under the Water Convention.

59. “Renaturation of the Po River area” PNRR – National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Italy

✍️Input by: Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51117

Description

The “Renaturation of the Po area” project is an investment covering the entire river course, with the aim of restoring the river ecosystem and improving safety and quality of life. It includes interventions to reduce hydrogeological risk and improve the ecological status of waterways, as well as reforestation and control of invasive alien plants. It is divided into 56 intervention areas distributed along the entire Po River and consists of hydraulic-morphological and environmental-naturalistic interventions.

Expected Impact

The Renaturation Project will allow for the conservation and restoration of fluvial and peri-fluvial ecosystems, the redevelopment and reactivation of oxbow lakes and abandoned branches, the reforestation of degraded areas, the restoration of natural habitats, and the increase of ecosystem services. Additionally, it will help increase awareness and territorial responsibility in favor of the active protection of the MAB Po Grande biosphere reserve and educate on river heritage and sustainable use of ecosystems. These efforts will contribute to achieving SDGs 13.1, 15.1, 15.2, 15.5, 15.8, and 6.3, 6.6.

60. Know your water – action-oriented partnerships at the interface between science, politics and practice

✍️Input by: Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)
🗺️Country: Brazil Honduras Mauritania Philippines Senegal Switzerland
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50588

Description

: Swiss actors from science, politics and practice have joined forces to empower municipalities around the world to reduce inequity and increase resilience in urban water management. We promote easy-to-understand tools, such as the urban Water Flow Diagram, to understand challenges and opportunities in water management and encourage solidarity-based city-to-city or utility-to-utility partnerships. We also work with private sector initiatives that provide innovations to implement local solutions.

Expected Impact

: We invite municipalities to make their own Water Framework Directive (WFD) and engage in partnerships that will activate stakeholders from academia, civil society and the private sector. This will lead to better urban water management, reducing inequalities and increasing resilience, through evidence, dialogue and political commitment.

61. StepByWater

✍️Input by: Aqualia
🗺️Country: Algeria Chile Colombia Czech Republic Egypt France Georgia Italy Mexico Oman Portugal Qatar Romania Saudi Arabia Spain United Arab Emirates United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50590

Description

StepbyWater is an alliance that promotes the UN’s SDG 17 as a framework to address water challenges and contribute to the achievement of SDG 6. It supports governments and supranational entities in the implementation of plans for sustainability, and encourages the formation of multi-sectoral alliances. StepbyWater also works to raise awareness of the importance of collaborating to tackle water and climate change challenges.

Expected Impact

We commit to promoting and raising awareness of the Water Decade for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals, encouraging cooperation and dialogue, supporting municipal and provincial governments, providing spaces for knowledge transfer and research, and promoting innovation to achieve the SDGs.

62. Build relationships and collaborate with Indigenous communities to improve access to safe drinking water for Indigenous people in Canada.

✍️Input by: Urban Water TMU, Toronto Metropolitan University
🗺️Country: Canada
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50647

Description

Urban Water TMU at Toronto Metropolitan University has committed to working with Indigenous communities to improve access to safe drinking water. Urban Water TMU has developed a collaborative framework with Elder Joanne Okimawininew Dallaire and are hosting a learning module to educate students about Indigenous communities and their lack of access to safe drinking water. Researchers in Urban Water TMU are also working to build bridges with Indigenous communities and to share traditional and western knowledge. They are also researching solutions to community-identified needs to resolve safe drinking water in Indigenous communities.

Expected Impact

Our commitment seeks to build bridges and open dialogue between marginalized Indigenous communities in Canada and western academic communities as well as the next generation through our students. This commitment targets SDG #6 (Safe drinking water and sanitation for all) as the main goal.

63. Early Warning for all; Use case – Early Warnings for African by African young experts

✍️Input by: Deltares + HKV
🗺️Country: Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Comoros Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon CAPRE Foundation Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Netherlands Niger Nigeria Service Centre for Development Cooperation Rwanda Sao Tomé and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Global Action Plan Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50315

Description

: The Netherlands’ water sector (HKV and Deltares) is offering to support African governments with developing early warning systems against increasingly extreme weather and climate change. We will focus on coastal zones, urban areas, large river systems, and tropical cyclones. We will bring together young professionals (below the age of 40) from African and Dutch organizations to jointly develop these systems, and aim to ensure that within 5 years most of our African partners can disseminate accurate and reliable early warnings independently.

Expected Impact

: This action proposes a bottom-up approach where young African professionals are the starting point of the initiative to implement Early Warning systems in Africa. This Network is open to other countries, so once it becomes successful, other countries and institutes are invited to participate. This action contributes to several of the SDGs, including Clean Water and Sanitation, Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Climate Action. We will build on existing networks for cooperation between national organizations to ensure alignment with other ongoing programs.

64. EU commitments on water as a human right and water for health

✍️Input by: European Union
🗺️Country: European Commission
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50811

Description

: The EU has committed to providing improved access to drinking water and sanitation facilities for 70 million individuals by 2030, as well as improving access to WASH facilities for all EU residents and improving wastewater surveillance and monitoring systems. It will provide €20 million in funding to accelerate the deployment of wastewater surveillance for COVID-19, with additional €3 million to neighbouring countries, and €15 million in grants to EU Member States to enhance, extend and consolidate wastewater surveillance for public health.

Expected Impact

: Measures will ensure improved access of 70 million individuals to safe drinking water and/or sanitation facilities in the EU. These include a regulatory framework that guarantees safe water, prioritised investment in water infrastructure, and protection of human health. Grants are also available to improve wastewater surveillance capacities for preparedness and control of COVID-19, and antimicrobial resistance.

65. West Bank and Gaza Strip – COOP4WATERRIGHTS/COOPERATION FOR SUSTENEIBLE DEVELPMENT AND WATER RIGHTS FOR THE COMMUNITIES IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF KHAN YOUNIS

✍️Input by: AICS – Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development
🗺️Country: State of Palestine
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51169

Description

: This proposal seeks to increase access to sanitation services in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, by eliminating obstacles that negatively affect their adequate supply. It is based on data, studies and analyzes by the Municipality of Khan Younis, UNDP/PAPP, CMWU and the cluster WASH.

Expected Impact

: Local communities should be encouraged to participate in improving water and sanitation management by providing resources and support, such as training and education, access to decision-making, and funding for projects. Additionally, local leaders and organizations should be involved in the process to ensure that the community is heard and their needs are met.

66. Investing in national and local capacity development for accelerated job creation, social protection and social justice in the water and sanitation sector

✍️Input by: ILO
🗺️Country: Ethiopia Haiti Jordan Myanmar Panama Paraguay Philippines Sudan
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51237

Description

The ILO is supporting global goals related to access to safe water and sanitation through its Employment Intensive Investment Programme, which works to build national and local capacities to implement inclusive infrastructure in the water and sanitation sector. The ILO is committed to investing more in improving national and local capacities to support sustainable public investments across the domain of water while contributing to the acceleration of jobs, social protection and social justice.

Expected Impact

: The ILO’s EIIP will improve national and local capacities to implement public investments in the water and sanitation sector while promoting an enabling environment to support employment-intensive reforms, developing indicators to promote gender equality and social inclusion, promoting greater knowledge-sharing through research, and pursuing partnerships with other like-minded institutions.

67. UN-Water SDG 6 Capacity Development Initiative

✍️Input by: The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
🗺️Country: Spain
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51107

Description

: The UN-Water SDG 6 Capacity Development Initiative is an inter-agency coordination platform on freshwater, sanitation, and hygiene-related capacity development work. It enables the United Nations system and its multi-stakeholder partners to provide tailored capacity development support to countries to accelerate progress towards SDG 6. The Initiative has four main objectives: providing a coordinated entry point, undertaking a capacity gap assessment, facilitating access to capacity development support, and raising awareness of the importance of capacity development.

Expected Impact

The SDG 6 Capacity Development Initiative supports coordination on SDG 6-related capacity development work, facilitating uptake and deployment of activities and accelerating implementation of SDG 6 and related targets. It provides countries the opportunity to develop a national capacity development plan based on a gaps assessment and country priorities. It also offers training packages from UN-Water members and partners to better access and tailor activities. The Initiative promotes human rights-based approach, leaving no one behind, gender equality, inclusivity, conflict sensitivity, resilience, and scientific evidence.

68. PNRR Investments in sewage and purification

✍️Input by: Ministry of Environment and Energy Security of Italy
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51181

Description

The Italian government has set aside 600 million euros to improve water systems, with the goal of improving wastewater treatment and transforming treatment plants into “green factories” that allow the reuse of treated wastewater. This is to address the high number of EU infringement procedures for non-compliance with water quality standards and to reduce energy consumption. The implementation of the interventions will be entrusted to Integrated Water Service Managers, who will be selected by the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security and the Regulatory Authority for Energy Networks and the Environment.

Expected Impact

This measure contributes to the achievement of SDGs 3.9, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.b, 7.3, 8.4, 11.3, 11.4, 12.2, 14.1, 14.2, and 15.1 by reducing pollution of marine and inland waters, improving water quality and use efficiency, helping to restore water-related ecosystems, supporting local communities, promoting sustainable urbanisation, protecting the natural heritage, and preventing and reducing marine pollution.

69. Integrated application of innovative water management methods at river basin by coordination of local governments LIFE20 CCA/HU/001604 project -LIFE LOGOS 4 WATERS

✍️Input by: Ministry of Interior, Hungary
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51284

Description

: The LIFE LOGOS 4 WATERS project aims to improve climate adaptation and coordination capacity of local municipalities, and support the drawing down of financial resources and the efficient use of EU funding for related topics. It will be achieved by mitigating the negative water balance situation through the demonstration of integrated ecosystem-based water management solutions applied at the catchment level. The project also seeks to encourage the dissemination of good practice by sharing the results, as well as to build capacity of local/water management actors and to create an environment for the water-retention based climate adaptation.

Expected Impact

: Improved knowledge of key experts and decision makers was achieved through 5 training materials, 305 participants in testing, 10 000 website visitors, 630 participants at roadshows, 1 Integrated Municipal Decision Support Platform reaching 3177 Hungarian municipalities, 3 study trips, 3 study cases, and various publications and information materials. Adaptive capacity and climate resilience was improved in the 2 pilot catchments through 36 274 affected inhabitants, 11 NWRMs identified and at least 9 more defined by a Multi-Stakeholder Catchment Forum, water retention capacity increased by ~39 000 m3, improved water supply to habitats, better environmental conditions for freshwater species, positive impact on biodiversity, and a 50% decrease in the damage caused by flash floods per decade. Climate governance was improved at local and regional levels through the cooperation of 15 municipalities in 2 pilot catchments, an Integrated Municipal Water Management Plan for 8 settlements and a methodology guide, 2 municipal support programs, 60 local decision makers and 30 000 citizens made aware, and the transfer of ecosystem-based CCA methods to 15 municipalities and the replication of cooperation in 5 catchments.

70. VITO WaterClimateHub as partner of Water4all

✍️Input by: VITO nv
🗺️Country: Belgium Denmark France Italy Malta Netherlands Poland
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51985

Description

Water4All is a European Union research and innovation program that aims to enable water security for all. It brings together 81 partners from 31 countries to strengthen collaboration, coordinate and leverage activities, support and promote innovative solutions, generate knowledge and data, enhance talent development, and foster capacity development and training of water policy-makers. It will deliver sound knowledge, tools and evidence basis on water for policy- and decision-making, and increase awareness and engagement of citizens for an inclusive water governance.

Expected Impact

VITO is a partner in the Water4all partnership and is taking a coordination role in Capacity Building on Systemic Thinking and System Analysis, Identification of needs and value propositions of Water oriented Living Labs of the future, and Development of tools for enhancing international cooperation.

71. Follow up and monitoring of the MAG Water Resilience Agenda

✍️Input by: Institute of Planning and Development Management of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (IMEPLAN)
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50939

Description

: The Metropolitan Water Resilience Agenda (ARHM) seeks to improve the water resilience of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, strengthening water management and preparing for future contingencies. It includes a comprehensive portfolio of projects under 5 lines of action, with monitoring and accompaniment by the IMEPLAN and the government of Jalisco. The agenda is soon to be published in the context of the UN 2023 Water Conference.

Expected Impact

The Water Resilience Agenda has a direct impact on the sustainable development goals, specifically goal 6 related to clean water and sanitation. It also contributes to other SDGs such as goal 9, resilient infrastructure, goal 13 related to climate action, and goal 7, energy sustainability. All these measures are related to each other and have an impact on various aspects of our environment.

72. Boost partnerships with irrigation sector for environmental water delivery, to public and private lands

✍️Input by: NSW Irrigators’ Council
🗺️Country: Australia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50827

Description

: The NSW Irrigators’ Council supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and is working to expand partnerships between the irrigation industry, private landholders and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder to deliver environmental water to wetlands, ephemeral creeks and rivers in the Murray-Darling Basin. Examples of this include Murray Irrigation Limited, Murrumbidgee Irrigation, Coleambally Irrigation and Renmark Irrigation Trust, as well as individual farmers. By expanding these partnerships and accompanying environmental water delivery with on-ground measures, enhanced outcomes can be achieved.

Expected Impact

: Partnerships with IIOs and private landholders can better realise Integrated Water Resource Management, enabling precise control and measurement of water, and creating a sense of ownership, collaboration and participation in the community. This action targets SDG 6.5 and 6.b, and is demonstrated through the Murray Reconnected Floodplains project.

73. Implementation approaches of the Water for Women Fund Extension to scale up, out and deep

✍️Input by: GHD Australia Pty Ltd
🗺️Country: Australia Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia Fiji India Indonesia Kiribati Lao People’s Democratic Republic Nepal Pakistan Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Timor-Leste Vanuatu Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50850

Description

The Australian Government has extended its Water for Women Fund with a focus on climate change adaptation. Projects will address the challenge that climate change affects women and marginalised communities disproportionately, integrating gender, disability and social inclusion strategies to build climate resilience. The Fund Partnership Group, which includes representatives from each of the 20 partners, will provide governance and ensure the Fund maintains a shared focus on delivering these commitments.

Expected Impact

Water for Women is extending its focus to include climate change considerations, with an emphasis on gender and social inclusion for women, marginalised communities, and community members. This includes strengthening national and subnational WASH sector systems and their linkages to other sectors, increasing equitable access to sustainable, climate resilient WASH services, strengthening gender equality and social inclusion in households and institutions, and facilitating knowledge and learning processes. Research and partnerships with local rights holders will also continue.

74. Financing transboundary water development – Blue Peace Financing

✍️Input by: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
🗺️Country: CAPRE Foundation Guinea Guinea-Bissau Senegal Sierra Leone
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50767

Description

The Blue Peace Financing Program funded by SDC and implemented by UNCDF unlocks public and private capital for better access to water-related services and transboundary water cooperation, promotes access to public and private capital for water local and regional non-sovereign entities, provides technical assistance to strengthen the institutional capacity of these local and regional non-sovereign entities, and develops and implements innovative blended finance mechanisms and financing instruments for water, peace and transboundary water cooperation.

Expected Impact

– This program will create and strengthen transboundary and multisectoral cooperation frameworks and transform them into investment platforms through innovative financing mechanisms and instruments. This will create a new market in the sustainable finance field, provide innovative investment opportunities for (impact) investors, and create a strong financial incentive for countries to manage their shared resources collectively and in a sustainable and integrated way. This will lead to local communities having better access to water-related services, inspiring new thinking on solutions in financing, and catalysing new ideas and initiatives.

75. Danish support to UNICEF Ethiopia WASH Programme 2022-2025

✍️Input by: Denmark
🗺️Country: Ethiopia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50805

Description

The UNICEF Ethiopia WASH programme, funded by Denmark, aims to improve equitable access to safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation services in rural, urban and refugee areas. It focuses on five regions, two towns, and uses adaptive management to quality assure and prioritize the support. The goal is to have increased access to safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation services by 2025.

Expected Impact

– This WASH programme is expected to provide access to basic water services for over 400,000 people in Ethiopia, with a focus on climate friendly solutions. It will positively affect children and youth’s health and reduce the risks for the most vulnerable children, as well as reduce the burden of water collection. It will also increase the number of water points in safe areas and private access to latrines in rural and refugee settings, and improve water services for both refugees and host communities in Ayssaita.

76. Gouvernance inclusive et durable – Politiques jeunesse et internationale du bassin Artois Picardie

✍️Input by: Comité de Bassin Artois Picardie/Agence de l’Eau Artois Picardie
🗺️Country: France
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49671

Description

: La politique jeunesse du bassin Artois Picardie comprend l’organisation d’un Parlement des Jeunes pour l’Eau Artois Picardie. Ce Parlement est articulé autour d’une thématique spécifique et permet aux jeunes parlementaires de faire des contributions et des propositions. Il permet également une veille sur les enjeux environnementaux et une représentation de la jeunesse plurielle.

Expected Impact

: Le Parlement des Jeunes pour l’Eau Artois Picardie (PJE AP) est un mouvement pour inclure les jeunes dans des débats sur l’eau à l’échelle locale et mondiale. Les jeunes parlementaires ont participé à des écoles écologiques, des Conférences des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques et d’autres événements. Le Comité de Bassin Artois Picardie a mis en œuvre un «Programme jeunesse des bassins français» pour inclure les jeunes dans la gouvernance des bassins.

77. Rain School Initiative through the activities of BiTS and Skywater Committee

✍️Input by: Rain For All
🗺️Country: Republic of Korea Thailand Vietnam Lao People’s Democratic Republic Vanuatu Cambodia Myanmar
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49565

Description

– Schools can benefit from installing a CBRD system, which harvests and treats rainwater to provide drinking water to students. A special group of teachers and students (BiTS) helps to ensure sustainable management of the system and a Skywater Committee made up of teachers, students, parents and local authorities is responsible for overseeing its successful operation.

Expected Impact

: Students can drink clean water.

78. Breaking boundaries and transforming practices and public policies for a holistic water circular economy model

✍️Input by: Syndicat des Eaux et de l’Assainissement Alsace-Moselle (SDEA)
🗺️Country: France
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51095

Description

: SDEA has developed a Water Circular Economy Policy with seven commitments to protect citizens and natural resources, promote smart water consumption, design durable infrastructure, preserve effluent quality, use nature-based solutions, use wastewater sludge and other valuable constituents as local resources, and initiated a local pioneer approach in the Herbsheim area to manage the water cycle in circular and sustainable ways. This approach has included a new local wastewater treatment plant, an agreement to produce untreated crops, and local waste residue recycling.

Expected Impact

: SDEA’s sustainable development policy is built in cooperation with its stakeholders and formalized around common objectives, with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as inputs. It focuses on prevention of mud flooding, preserving the water resource, efficient networks and structures, effluent quality, nature-based solutions, and projects of reuse of treatment constituents, in order to promote good health, drinkable water, affordability, and biodiversity.

79. Global Water Data Portal

✍️Input by: FAO
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Zimbabwe Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50547

Description

: The Water and Climate Coalition supports the UN Decade of Action and the UN-Water SDG 6 Global Accelerator Framework (GAF) through the creation of the Global Water Data Portal. The portal will provide access to data and information from different sources and help with data visualization. This will help with policy development, national and regional adaptation action and water monitoring and management. The portal will have close linkages to existing Water Information systems like AQUASTAT, FAO’s Global Information System on Water and Agriculture, WaPOR, and WMO’s HydroSOS and climate change impact assessment.

Expected Impact

– This joint FAO and WMO initiative will develop a Global Water Data Portal, a geospatial platform providing unified access to all relevant physical water data holdings. The Portal will aggregate data sources to support the fulfilment of SDGs, increase capabilities for better planning and decision making, and provide one-stop access to all water-related information. It is open to other partners who want to contribute.

80. Finnish Water Stewardship Expert Network

✍️Input by: Finnish Environment Institute
🗺️Country: Finland
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50835

Description

– The Finnish Water Stewardship Expert Network was founded to help Finnish companies become the most responsible water stewards in the world by 2030. It consists of state research institutes, universities and colleges, consulting companies, foundations and NGOs, and is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute Syke. Syke ensures the network’s views are taken into account in the development of national Water Stewardship Action Plans, and supports the network members in providing their services to companies on the best international practices and scientific knowledge.

Expected Impact

: The Finnish Water Stewardship Expert Network supports companies in their water-related actions, helping them to incorporate water into their core strategy and responsibility, and address linkages to human rights, climate change, and biodiversity. The network’s collaborative approach sets an example of collective action, and is open to new members and collaboration.

81. SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG-PSS): Bridging data gaps for evidence-based policy-making to achieve SDG 6

✍️Input by: Consortium of partners of the project “Water in the World We Want”
🗺️Country: Brazil Costa Rica Ghana Pakistan Republic of Korea Tunisia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51989

Description

The SDG-PSS project is designed to support UN Member States with evidence-based policy- and decision-making for SDG 6. The tool consists of seven components, including Capacity, Finance, Policy and Institutional, Gender Mainstreaming, Disaster Risk Reduction/Resilience Mainstreaming, Integrity and Status. Through regional/global workshops, capacity development activities, and international conferences, the partners of the project commit to jointly accelerate the SDG 6 implementation. The project aims to produce evidence on water-related policymaking at the national level and to be used in the development of Voluntary National Reviews.

Expected Impact

The Initiative aims to accelerate the implementation of SDG 6 by addressing challenges in data collection, providing countries with a systematic approach to produce evidence, supporting evidence-based policy- and decision-making, offering a platform for knowledge exchange, strengthening international cooperation, and building capacity among water professionals.

82. Women for Water and Peace Project (W4WP) in Sierra Leone

✍️Input by: ILO
🗺️Country: Sierra Leone
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51244

Description

: The Women for Water and Peace Project in Freetown, Sierra Leone seeks to mitigate water-based community conflicts and prevent their potential eruption into violence by tackling the lack of equitable access to water in five wards. Women and girls will be taught to take leadership roles in preventing and managing conflicts associated with water scarcity, which will help reduce conflict drivers, enhance social cohesion, and empower women and girls.

Expected Impact

: This approach strengthens women’s participation in conflict resolution, increases economic self-reliance, improves decent livelihood opportunities, and enhances social cohesion.

83. STRENGTHENING AND PROMOTING WATER EFFICIENCY IN CHILE

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS OF CHILE and MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51214

Description

By December 2025, the Water Efficiency Law will have been reviewed and approved by both the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. The law encourages water efficiency in public and productive sectors, mandates the creation of management units, regulates the use of rainwater in construction, and contains a set of legal adjustments to existing laws. It is currently being reviewed by the Finance Committee and is expected to be sent to the Chamber of Deputies before July 2023. Legislative urgency will be given to the law to ensure its approval by December 2025.

Expected Impact

Increase water efficiency by implementing permanent practices in the public and private sector in regards to water use.

84. ACCELERATE UNIVERSAL AND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO ADEQUATE AND EQUITABLE SANITATION AND HYGIENE IN URBAN AREAS, INCLUDING THE TREATMENT AND REUSE OF WASTEWATER

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS OF CHILE
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51211

Description

: By 2030, it is proposed to increase the current 78% reuse of wastewater in urban sanitation services. Studies will be completed in 2023 to assess the impact on water tariffs, and a law proposal will be created in 2024 to stimulate the conversion of submarine outfalls to wastewater treatment plants. In Antofagasta, 70% of wastewater will be reused by 2030, with the appropriate business model to be defined in 2023, procurement in 2024, and construction beginning in 2025.

Expected Impact

: Chile is reducing the amount of wastewater discharged into the sea and reusing water from sewage treatment plants.

85. Practical college-based continuous education training facility for flood-drought mitigation, MAR, Hydrogen for Sustainable Agriculture application, Quinoa drought-resistant crop production

✍️Input by: Kyrgyzstan Osh region
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Belgium Canada Germany Japan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Republic of Korea Tajikistan Turkmenistan United States of America Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50696

Description

We are implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework requirements in Osh Region, Kyrgyzstan, with projects such as Flood-MAR, scaling up the quinoa value chain, and hydrogen production efforts in the Isfairam river basin. We are using solar, wind, and small hydropower to generate electricity and produce hydrogen and fertilizers for farmers.

Expected Impact

: Our initiative requires the proper TVET (technical and vocational education and training) capacity-building support to use new sources of energy, and fertilizers for farmers. We will set up a practical college-based continuous education training facility for flood-drought mitigation, MAR, Hydrogen for Sustainable Agriculture application, and Quinoa drought-resistant crop production. This initiative is in line with the 11 SDGS Goals, and aims to benefit rural communities, farmers, minorities, and youths, including female groups.

86. Nueva Ley de Recursos Hídricos justa para todos

✍️Input by: Ministerio de Ambiente, Agua y Transición Ecológica del Ecuador
🗺️Country: Ecuador
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51674

Description

: El Gobierno de Ecuador está construyendo la nueva Ley de Recursos Hídricos para garantizar el derecho humano al agua para sus habitantes, así como la formulación del Plan Nacional de Agua Potable y Saneamiento, para contar con un instrumento de planificación sectorial nacional. Estas medidas tienen como objetivo mejorar la calidad de vida de la población y contribuir a la seguridad hídrica del país.

Expected Impact

La nueva ley garantizará el derecho humano al agua y regulará y controlará la autorización, gestión, preservación, conservación, restauración, uso y aprovechamiento del agua, la gestión integral y su recuperación.

87. “Municipalities as integrators and coordinators in adaptation to climate change” LIFE16 CCA/HU/000115 (LIFE-MICACC) project

✍️Input by: Ministry of Interior, Hungary
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51283

Description

: The project aimed to improve climate resilience of vulnerable municipalities in Hungary by reducing their risks stemming from climate change. The objectives included raising awareness, testing and demonstrating the practical applicability of water retention measures, disseminating knowledge, building local capacity, creating IT tools, and involving municipalities in adaptation and mitigation networks.

Expected Impact

Hungarian municipalities have increased their adaptive capacity to climate change-related impacts by gaining knowledge, experience, and the necessary tools through training, e-learning, roadshows, website visitors, project publications, information materials, newsletters, and the Water Risk Filter in Hungarian with national datasets.

88. International Conference on Space Technologies for Water Management

✍️Input by: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
🗺️Country: Argentina Ghana Morocco Pakistan Saudi Arabia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50797

Description

: The UNOOSA and PSIPW have been jointly organizing a conference series to promote the use of space technology in water management to the benefit of developing countries. The sixth International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management will be organized in 2024 at a location to be determined. The conference series focuses on applications of space technology for water, and addresses issues such as mountain region-specific water challenges, combating desertification, water storage, floods and drought monitoring, ensuring access to safe drinking water and managing water-related emergencies in developing countries.

Expected Impact

: The purpose of the conferences is to increase the capacity of developing countries to use space science and technology for water management and research. They involve experts from all world regions and have a focus on regional needs and challenges. The conference includes presentations, panel discussions and hands-on experience opportunities.

89. Alianza de Acción del Agua Tabasco Sostenible 2023 -2030. 5 Foros – Taller Subregionales. 1 Concurso de Diseño e Innovación de propuestas para los ODS en la Región Sur Sureste, de México.

✍️Input by: Re-Acción 2030 Hub de Innovación ODS en México
🗺️Country: Guatemala Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50306

Description

El Estado de Tabasco, en México, cuenta con 37 regiones hidrológicas y es el estado que recibe la mayor cantidad de lluvia. El objetivo de este plan es crear un Plan Estratégico para la implementación de la Agenda 2030 en el Estado de Tabasco, que promueva la Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible y la Acción Climática, así como el potencial productivo de la entidad, la participación ciudadana, la gobernanza y la gestión de fondos y financiamiento. Esto se logrará a través de 5 foros-talleres subregionales de diseño e innovación para los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

Expected Impact

: Proponemos Reconciliemos Tabasco, un Plan Estratégico Tabasco Sostenible para promover el desarrollo sostenible en el estado de Tabasco. Utilizaremos 5 foros subregionales para obtener proyectos viables y factibles para el financiamiento internacional. Utilizaremos el marco de trabajo SCRUM-SPRINT co-participativo para acelerar el proceso de diseño.

90. European Union commitments to strengthen the policy and regulatory framework on water and circular economy and resource efficiency

✍️Input by: European Union
🗺️Country: European Commission
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51165

Description

: The EU commits to strengthening its policy and regulatory framework on water and circular economy and resource efficiency, including setting water-saving requirements for products, encouraging water efficiency and savings, supporting sustainable soil management, optimising external inputs, and applying standards for safe water reuse for agricultural irrigation.

Expected Impact

Contribute to reduce water use, promote sustainable soil management and land-use, and support efficient natural resource management and safe water reuse.

91. ودمدنى – ولاية الجزيره- السودان

✍️Input by: وزارة الصحه – ادارة صحة البيئة
🗺️Country: Sudan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50792

Description

: هذه المبادرة تهتم بتوفير مياه شرب صالحة لكل فرد، وتوفير مياه كافية للأغراض الشخصية، وتدوير نفايات المستشفيات الطبية، وإنشاء مصانع للنفايات لاستخراج الطاقة الكهربائية، وإنشاء معمل بيئي لتقييم ملوثات الهواء والتربة والمياه.

Expected Impact

: للتخلص من ظاهرة الإتغوط في العراء يجب الحصول على مياه شرب سليمة وصحية وكافية والعيش في بيئة نظيفة خالية من الأمراض، والتعامل السليم مع النفايات للحد من الإحتباس الحراري والكوارث الطبيعية، والماء الكافي وماء الشرب الصحى للحد من نسبة الإصابة بالأمراض وزيادة الإنتاج والتخفيض من

92. UNICEF’s Game Plan to Accelerate Safely Managed Sanitation for All

✍️Input by: UNICEF
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belize Benin Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Chile Colombia Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji Gabon CAPRE Foundation Ghana Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Iraq Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lesotho Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mexico Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Service Centre for Development Cooperation Rwanda Sao Tomé and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Global Action Plan Timor-Leste Togo Uganda Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50690

Description

UNICEF’s Game Plan to Reach Safely Managed Sanitation will cover the eight-year period of 2022-2030 and aims to help governments achieve safely managed sanitation for their populations. UNICEF’s approach includes strengthening policy, improving sector coordination, securing finance, developing capacity, generating data, and collaborating with partners. The plan also takes into account gender-responsiveness, climate-resilience, and the impact of poor sanitation on women and girls. The overall goal is to protect children’s rights and meet their basic needs.

Expected Impact

: The Sanitation Game Plan helps to improve partner support to countries by aligning with the SDG 6 Acceleration Framework. It focuses on improving governance, financing, data and information, capacity development and innovation, with UNICEF taking an open approach to choosing implementation approaches and interventions based on the local context.

93. Localizing SDG 6- Transforming Access to Water by Strengthened Capacity of Operators Closest to Water Provision

✍️Input by: Global Water Operator Partnerships’ Alliance GWOPA/UN-Habitat
🗺️Country: Germany Netherlands United Arab Emirates
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50781

Description

: This initiative pledges to accelerate support for SDG 6 and 11.1 at the local level by a large-scale effort to implement solidarity-based partnerships between water operators to improve health, livelihoods, water and food security, and well-being for an estimated 100 million people. The action taps into the growing and broad-based GWOPA members and partners, building on the ongoing engagements by GWOPA utilities, governments, financial institutions, and municipalities, to support more public service providers to provide high quality mentorship to their peers. It expands on the investments already being made in Water Operators Partnerships to scale-up essential capacity development alongside billions of dollars of investments needed in local water and sanitation infrastructure.

Expected Impact

: The Water Action Agenda’s Goal 6 is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all and underlies the attainment of every single other SDG. It involves gender mainstreaming in water and sanitation utilities, and a low-cost global-scale movement to radically improve the ability of local service providers to play their full role in achieving the SDGs. It is expected to strengthen 100 utilities between now and 2030, benefitting an estimated 100 million people with safer, more responsive, and more accessible basic services.

94. Providing financial support for Irrigation Communities

✍️Input by: Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51270

Description

– Hungary plans to offer financial support to farmers who wish to create and maintain Irrigation Communities, through a call for proposal funded by the EU and co-financed by Hungary, based on the CAP Strategic Plan of Hungary.

Expected Impact

– Hungary’s CAP Strategic Plan intervention in 2021-2027 will support Irrigation Communities, which will use the available water resources more efficiently and reduce water scarcity, thus contributing to SDG 6.4.

95. Partnership for developing unconventional deep on- and offshore groundwater resources in Tanzania

✍️Input by: Ruden AS
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50923

Description

: Ruden AS and Global Water Center (GWC) are working to develop Tanzania’s vast reserves of freshwater aquifers, which have the potential to provide water for up to two million people, but have not yet been developed. They need help from donors, the private sector, civil society, and implementing agencies to make clean, safe, and sustainable water accessible to all.

Expected Impact

– In Tanzania, achieving progress towards ending hunger will require progress on other SDGs, such as access to safe water. To narrow the demand-supply gap of water, it is important to utilize unconventional water resources, such as deep on-and offshore aquifers.

96. Global monitoring of actual evapotranspiration, biomass production and water productivity through Remote Sensing

✍️Input by: FAO
🗺️Country: Global Algeria Colombia Ethiopia Iraq Jordan Kenya Mali Mozambique Pakistan South Sudan State of Palestine Tunisia Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50546

Description

FAO has developed an open access near-real-time database using satellite data to monitor water productivity, covering Africa and the Near East. FAO is partnering with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the International Water Management Institute, and a consortium of Dutch and Flemish institutions to develop and maintain the database and reach out to different users. FAO intends to partner with the European Space Agency and the Copernicus programme to expand the area to cover the whole globe by 2023.

Expected Impact

: WaPOR is a high resolution database combining information on biomass production and evapotranspiration (ET) on a continental scale. It can be used to assess and support agricultural production and agricultural water management, as well as to conduct trend analyses on area cropped, crop production, water use, and water productivity. It is strongly recommended to continue and expand the database, as this will enable global time series analysis and further insight into sustainability, vulnerability and the impacts of agricultural practices.

97. IWRM HelpDesk: Provide 150 Institutions with Policy and Technical Advice on IWRM

✍️Input by: GWP
🗺️Country: Albania Bhutan Burkina Faso Côte d’Ivoire Ghana Mali Togo
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51092

Description

: The IWRM HelpDesk is a shared service offering technical assistance to governmental bodies and institutions at various levels related to water resources management. It will provide guidance on policy and strategy formulation, technical advice, facilitation of workshops and trainings, development of tools and capacity building materials, project proposal support, and gender inclusion/transformative advice. Requests for trainings will be evaluated and responded to through an online portal on the GWP Toolbox. The HelpDesk will be coordinated by a team of experts who will work with existing partners such as WMO.

Expected Impact

The IWRM HelpDesk aims to accelerate the implementation of the SDG by providing technical advice and capacity development support to 8 government institutions/other mandated actors in order to develop water-related policies, plans, and strategies, and to provide rapid technical advice on IWRM and gender transformative approaches to 150 water-related institutions. This will lead to more sustainable and gender-transformative decision-making processes and investments in water resources management.

98. The Water Cooperation Global Outlook Initiative

✍️Input by: International Centre for Water Cooperation, ICWC
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51570

Description

The Water Cooperation Global Outlook initiative aims to increase our understanding of the factors behind cooperation and how to use policy, governance, capacity, innovation, and financing to improve water cooperation around the world. It focuses on preparedness and on different scales, and seeks to provide policy advice, capacity development, and advocacy.

Expected Impact

: The Initiative aims to promote water cooperation to improve water security, assess the current status and trends, and provide insights on what makes cooperation work. It will also create practical solutions and advocate for water cooperation to be at the forefront of global and national decision-making frameworks.

99. Investments for Future Water Managers

✍️Input by: North American Youth Parliament for Water – Canada
🗺️Country: Canada United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50660

Description

: An initiative to provide training and networking opportunities to youth 18-35 to help them enter the job market with the required skills to develop water infrastructure will be implemented with virtual workshops and training sessions, as well as on-the-ground, in-person networking sessions and field tours. This initiative will also include working with organizations to develop positions available only for youth, such as the youth position developed by the NAYPW on the Board of Directors for the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District.

Expected Impact

: This program will help accelerate the achievement of SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) by targeting the role of women as water caretakers, and providing youth and young professionals with employment, education and training opportunities within the water industry. It will also promote the inclusion of women within the water industry, and help implement integrated water resources management by developing positions specifically for youth and young professionals to engage in water decision-making.

100. Carbon and Water Bank Certification System

✍️Input by: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic
🗺️Country: Slovakia
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51652

Description

The Slovak Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is developing the Concept for Assessing and Funding the Ecosystem Services of Soil and Landscapes, which aims to protect and restore soil production capacity for food and biomass by increasing its water holding capacity and organic material content. It will involve landowners and land users in sustainable forest and agricultural practices to capture carbon from the atmosphere and increase water-holding capacity, and also includes the establishment of a certification system, monitoring system, and Climate Fund for Soil to ensure financing of ecosystem services and the landscape.

Expected Impact

: The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic is proposing a system solution to increase the water-retaining capacity of the soil in Slovakia to 250 million m³ by 2035, which will help restore water circulation and reduce flood and drought risks. This solution will allow the water to be used repeatedly during the year and increase agricultural production, forest growth and biodiversity.

101. Financial support for Capacity Building and sustainable resource management / Access to safe water and sanitation for all

✍️Input by: WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR SOLIDARITY TOLERANCE /ORGANISATION INTERNATIONALE DE SOLIDARITE, D’AMITIE ET DE TOLERANCE
🗺️Country: Algeria Angola Belgium Benin Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Egypt European Commission France Gabon CAPRE Foundation Madagascar Mali Mauritania Morocco Mozambique Senegal Tunisia United Arab Emirates
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50480

Description

: We will work on high level education and innovation to optimize water resources and create new avenues for progress. This includes developing resilience indicators, expanding capacity building networks, advancing scientific understanding, promoting voluntary standards, empowering leadership, investing in high-level management, creating reference tools, incorporating AI, building coalitions, training leadership, increasing women in STEM, encouraging knowledge-based policies, and promoting concrete actions.

Expected Impact

: We will commit to advancing holistic, inclusive water solutions to co-create resilient futures for all. This includes training leadership and managers in water and sanitation, investing in capacity building and human resources, recognizing the contribution of women to climate change, and developing diverse solutions from international partners.

102. Strengthening laws to uphold the human rights to water and sanitation

✍️Input by: Human Right 2 Water
🗺️Country: El Salvador Guatemala Honduras India Kenya Mexico South Africa
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50466

Description

Governance can be improved through strengthening understanding of international human rights law and how it can be applied to promote access to water and sanitation, as well as the right to a healthy environment.

Expected Impact

: This initiative will promote accountability and provide guidance for incorporating human rights indicators into monitoring systems to better assess the needs of vulnerable people.

103. TVET Foundation program for the Kyrgyzstan Naryn region to mitigate floods-droughts with a Sustainable Agriculture application

✍️Input by: Kyrgyzstan Naryn region M.Ryskulbekov Kyrgyz Economic University, www.keu.kg
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Kazakhstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51709

Description

: Society determines the status of a person, their achievements and place in society. In Central Asia, many people require access to new technologies and knowledge. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is needed to adapt scientific and advanced technological programs for local communities. Emergency events such as floods and droughts are frequent in Central Asia, and proper proactive emergency preparedness is required to reduce the consequences. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework aims to address biodiversity loss and restore ecosystems. To implement this, modifications to human activities and more sustainable projects are necessary.

Expected Impact

We are working on the implementation of GBF requirements in Naryn Region, Kyrgyzstan, with projects related to Flood-Managed Aquifer Recharge (Flood-MAR), scaling up the quinoa value chain, and Hydrogen and Ammonia production. We propose to develop Hydrogen and Ammonia production with the use of collected flood water and solar-wind-small hydropower stations. We are looking for partners to set up a TVET Foundation program to mitigate floods-droughts with a Sustainable Agriculture application.

104. Public-Community Partnerships: An Alternative Vision for the Water Sector

✍️Input by: Blue Planet Project
🗺️Country: Macquarie University Brazil Canada Colombia El Salvador Germany Indonesia Mexico South Africa Spain Switzerland United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50728

Description

: We commit to continuing to bring evidence of the benefits of public and community partnerships for achieving access to water and sanitation for all and the sustainable management of water resources and ecosystems, and for addressing the harms caused by the intensifying turn towards the private sector. We also commit to amplifying the voices of water defenders and frontline communities in global water governance spaces.

Expected Impact

This initiative seeks to accelerate the achievement of SDG 6 by elevating the experiences and practices of citizen and community participation in water governance and service delivery, collaborations and partnerships between public and community organizations and companies, and between organized communities themselves. These partnerships seek radical changes in decision-making systems based on new socio-ecological agreements around water, which include the various forms and practices of managing water and involve relationships between a variety of social actors across sectors based on respect, integration, participation, solidarity and inter-institutional, organizational and community exchange. It will also continue to add to the body of evidence that water privatization—including private financing—in all its forms is a failure.

105. Water Memorandum and Ordinance Aruba

✍️Input by: Government of Aruba
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51171

Description

: This water memorandum and ordinance seeks to regulate and optimize Aruba’s water system to prevent water pollution by establishing rules and regulations for its desalination water plant, natural sources of water, and wastewater treatment plant.

Expected Impact

: A water memorandum and ordinance for Aruba will help protect the environment, benefit current and future generations, and help address the climate risk.

106. Urgent call to establish a new UN Convention for Conserving River Deltas (UN-CCRD)

✍️Input by: African Centre for Climate Actions and Rural Development Initiative (ACCARD)
🗺️Country: Egypt Nigeria Pakistan United States of America Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51947

Description

: This meeting is establishing an international collaboration between coastal and ocean communities and countries for the conservation of River deltas and calling for a United Nations Convention for the Conservation River Deltas (UN-CCRD). The objectives are to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity among delta communities, build a regional to global stakeholder’s dialogue, enhance the local capacity of countries through training and capacity building, and build intergenerational and community knowledge of experts.

Expected Impact

: This initiative will promote environmental protection and sustainability of water resources, enhance indigenous and local participation in water resources governance, promote gender and young people involvement in global water dialogue, and achieve regional to global collaboration for the protection of communities. It will lead to the achievement of SDG 13, 6 and 14.

107. Urban Water Catalyst Initiative (UWCI)

✍️Input by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
🗺️Country: Germany Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51786

Description

: The Urban Water Catalyst Initiative (UWCI) is devoted to helping urban water utilities in low- and middle-income countries to increase their performance, invest in climate-resilient infrastructure, and provide discrimination-free water and sanitation access to the poorest. The UWCI provides tailored financial and technical assistance to help these utilities access public and private sources of financing, including local capital markets.

Expected Impact

: The UWCI is a transformative initiative that supports reform-minded public urban water and sanitation utilities in order to make them climate resilient, well-performing and credit-worthy. This will unlock finance for water security and urban resilience, bridging the SDG 6 financing gap and making a substantial contribution to the SDGs and other global agendas.

108. Promoting ocean and water literacy in school communities (ProBleu)

✍️Input by: CSIC and Earthwatch
🗺️Country: Lithuania Portugal Spain Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51774

Description

Mobilize and engage students, teachers, and communities in the EU and associated countries to understand and care for oceans and waters, create a network of European Blue Schools, and communicate the results of project actions to achieve the mission of restoring oceans and waters by 2030.

Expected Impact

The EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy aims to increase ocean and water literacy among children, youth, teachers and schools, as well as mobilise and engage them in the implementation of Mission objectives. This includes student and school projects, the growth of a Network of European Blue Schools, improved understanding of the value of ocean and waters, and increased accreditation of schools in the Network of European Blue Schools.

109. NDC Partnership, Water-Climate Nexus

✍️Input by: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
🗺️Country: Albania Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Benin Macquarie University Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt Estonia Ethiopia Finland France Gabon CAPRE Foundation Georgia Germany Ghana Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Honduras Indonesia Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kenya Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Malawi Maldives Mali Marshall Islands Mexico Vital Actions for Sustainable Development [AVD] Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Niger Nigeria Norway Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Rwanda Saint Lucia Samoa Sao Tomé and Principe Senegal Seychelles Singapore Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Sweden Tajikistan Thailand Togo Tonga Tunisia Uganda Ukraine Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uruguay Vanuatu Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51096

Description

: The Global Commission on the Economics of Water has found that we need to value water economically in order to reach our climate and Sustainable Development Goals, as we have breached planetary boundaries for water. To do this, we need to integrate water into national economic policies and an integrated approach to resource management. The NDC Partnership will provide technical assistance to put water at the heart of economic decisions-making plans and the implementation thereof.

Expected Impact

: Through the NDC Partnership, countries will reduce their climate vulnerability related to water and increase public and private investments in water-nexus opportunities to support water-climate adaptation and mitigation. This will help operationalize existing climate and biodiversity goals and recognize the interdependent relationship between water, climate, and biodiversity.

110. Engaging Youth in Accelerating SDG Implementation beyond Capacity Building

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership
🗺️Country: Angola Bahamas Bangladesh Barbados Bhutan Botswana Cambodia Cuba Democratic Republic of the Congo Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada Guyana Haiti India Indonesia Jamaica Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lesotho Malawi Malaysia Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Pakistan Philippines Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia South Africa Sri Lanka Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Global Action Plan Thailand Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51102

Description

GWP is launching the Water Academy for Youth (WAY) as a programme to promote leadership, regional capacity building, mentorships, fellowships, internships, networking and intergenerational dialogues. The programme will use design and systems thinking, and connect young people to decision makers, practitioners, and senior water leaders, with the aim of accelerating the SDGs and improving the skills of young leaders (18-35 year olds). The online programme will be customised and interdisciplinary, and will be followed by Community of Practices hosted in the GWP Toolbox.

Expected Impact

: The WAY programme seeks to develop youth capacity, enhance their participation in sustainable development processes, strengthen youth networks, provide opportunities to contribute to sustainable development, and foster interdisciplinary connections and diverse perspectives to address interconnected problems. It will also equip youth with leadership, advocacy, innovation, storytelling, business development, and proposal development skills, and create tangible outputs such as innovative business plans and research reports. Finally, the programme seeks to create an environment of collaboration between youth and water sector professionals, with the aim of translating youth capacity into action through intergenerational partnerships.

111. Эколого-просветительские мероприятия в области водных ресурсов

✍️Input by: Федеральное агентство водных ресурсов, Федеральное государственное бюджетное учреждение «Фонд информации по водным ресурсам»
🗺️Country: Russian Federation
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49764

Description

ФАВР и Фонд информации по водным ресурсам в 2023 году проведут молодёжный флешмоб, конкурс рисунков и другие мероприятия для выявления и развития таланта у молодежи и детей в области охраны и рационального использования водных ресурсов.

Expected Impact

: Эколого-просветительские мероприятия направлены на формирование культуры бережного отношения к воде у молодого поколения, привлечение широких слоев общества к решению вопросов охраны и рационального использования водоемов и формирование неравнодушн

112. Carbon Neutrality Initiative

✍️Input by: The Specific Union for the Climate and The Voluntary Team Foundation for Humanitarian Action
🗺️Country: Egypt
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50249

Description

: The Carbon Footprint Diploma for Business is a 196-hour training program for 1,000 auditors and experts in Egypt and the Arab countries to help manage greenhouse gases. The program is based on international standards and the Carbon Neutrality Initiative, which provides information on how to calculate the carbon footprint of businesses, carbon markets, and green economy. The Carbon Footprint Diploma is issued by the National Institute for Quality, and is supervised by Ambassador Mostafa Sherbiny, European Climate Pact Ambassador in Egypt, and Dr. Hanim El-Sheikh, Assistant Professor at the Agricultural Research Center.

Expected Impact

: To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and net GHG emissions by 2060-2070, a shift in production and consumption patterns is needed and natural and technological carbon dioxide removal must be considered to keep global warming within 1.5%.

113. Accelerating Collective Action for SDG 6: Global Water Challenge’s Commitment to WASH Access for All

✍️Input by: Global Water Challenge
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51389

Description

GWC is a coalition of leading organizations dedicated to providing universal access to safe and affordable WASH in communities around the world. GWC has positively impacted over 3 million people in 40 countries and is currently supporting and scaling impact in 26 countries through the women for water platform. GWC works to break down barriers to education and promote clean WASH while creating economic opportunities for women and girls in order to achieve universal access to WASH by 2030.

Expected Impact

GWC will mobilize support for WASH services, educate decision-makers, increase financial resources, and support collective action models to ensure sustainable clean water access for 10,000 communities worldwide by 2030. We expect our partnerships to fortify 50 vulnerable watersheds, support women-led programming, co-create initiatives with private-sector resources, and catalyze market-based approaches.

114. Protecting the largest drinking water reservoir in Central Europe (Žitný ostrov / Rye Island Slovakia)

✍️Input by: Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
🗺️Country: Slovakia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51502

Description

– The landfill in Vrakuna Bratislava is polluting the environment, and it is necessary to start an open dialogue with stakeholders to inform them of the risks and create a preferred remediation strategy to eliminate the contamination by 2024.

Expected Impact

: Eliminating ground water pollution in Rye Island will help achieve SDG 6.3 by providing a large, high quality drinking water reservoir for public consumption.

115. 100 million people: Accelerating impact in Sanitation and Hygiene

✍️Input by: LIXIL
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Brazil Burkina Faso Cambodia Cameroon Côte d’Ivoire Djibouti Ethiopia Fiji Ghana Guinea-Bissau Haiti India Indonesia Kenya Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Nigeria Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Tajikistan Global Action Plan Uganda United States of America Vietnam Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50824

Description

– LIXIL has set out to improve sanitation and hygiene for 100 million people around the world by 2025 through the introduction of innovative and affordable toilet and hand hygiene solutions. SATO Toilet Solutions are a range of simple and aspirational, yet affordable, toilets and connection systems designed for use in rural and urban areas lacking access to reliable sanitation. They have also developed the SATO Tap, an affordable handwashing solution that uses water in a plastic bottle of various shapes and sizes and uses gravity to release a minimal but stable water flow. With its simplicity, production costs and retail prices are kept low, and it also promotes plastic bottle reuse and helps reduce plastic waste.

Expected Impact

: SATO has distributed 6.5 million sanitation and hygiene solutions to 45 countries, helping an estimated 35 million people. The company uses a comprehensive approach that includes training local masons and entrepreneurs, developing reliable local manufacturing and distribution capabilities, and raising awareness of global sanitation and hygiene challenges. To date, over 19,000 people in India, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, and other countries have participated in free training programs designed in conjunction with NGOs and international organizations. Digital platforms are being used to continue mason training during the pandemic.

116. Strengthen data and information for more efficient water sector stakeholders (data is the new water)

✍️Input by: Akvo
🗺️Country: Burkina Faso Central African Republic Côte d’Ivoire Fiji Guatemala Indonesia Kenya Liberia Mali Mozambique Netherlands Niger Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Global Action Plan Uganda United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50218

Description

: Akvo has 15 years of experience in data and information for water management. We focus on developing infrastructure, data governance, and local engagement around data and information systems, as well as tech and capacity building for global impact. Our goal is to create equitable resource allocation, sustainable water management, drought and flood resilience, climate WASH resilience, and integrated water resource management.

Expected Impact

: With an ecosystem approach and data sharing strategies, IWRM and WASH actors can hold each other accountable by making water resource data and information available to others and to the public. Information systems about water allocation, stakeholder needs and extreme hazard events should help decision-makers plan investments and prioritise resource allocation. Investments in a comprehensive, coordinated multi-sector approach are needed so that water data can be accurate, open, shared and reused to achieve maximum impact. Citizens have a role to play in deciding about their own water safety, access and decisions.

117. Water scarcity and human (im)mobility: Identifying internal migration patterns driven by water depletion across 72 countries

✍️Input by: Population Council
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51189

Description

Water depletion is a significant contributor to internal migration globally and this effect has become stronger over time. Population Council and IIASA are exploring how water depletion may be driving internal migration globally and how it affects the most vulnerable communities. They are using satellite data and micro-census data to analyze patterns of migration in relation to water scarcity, focusing on younger adults. Their goal is to produce evidence needed for global migration and water policies.

Expected Impact

Our action is research-oriented and aims to highlight the link between water depletion and migration, connecting to several Sustainable Development Goals such as 6, 12, 13, 15, and 10. We will explore how demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of migrants differentially contribute to or hinder mobility, in order to reduce inequalities within and between countries.

118. 17 Private Sector Innovators Highlight Investment to Solve Global Water Challenges

✍️Input by: Xylem
🗺️Country: Netherlands United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 8/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51651

Description

: Seventeen organizations have committed to devote resources to water research and development, and to work together to represent the private sector in conversations about water challenges. They will meet in 2024 at the Reservoir Center for Water Solutions in DC.

Expected Impact

Over the next five years, over $11 billion will be invested in innovation to address global water challenges.

119. Ensure that by 2027, an internationally replicable strategy for the sustainable restoration and conservation of terrestrial wetlands is developed that contributes to long-term climate mitigation

✍️Input by: REWET
🗺️Country: Austria Estonia European Commission Finland Germany Italy Netherlands Portugal
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50067

Description

– The REWET project will restore and conserve terrestrial wetlands by applying technologies in seven Open Labs to monitor GHG, biodiversity, meteorological events, and the social aspect. The project will deliver a wetlands inventory, models for wetlands GHG emissions/sequestration, policy recommendations, business models, and a roadmap for replication with a transdisciplinary consortium.

Expected Impact

: REWET is a project that will facilitate the sustainable restoration and conservation of terrestrial wetlands. It will use 7 Open Labs to apply fit-for-purpose technologies for monitoring GHG, biodiversity, and meteorological events, as well as assess the social aspects of wetlands restoration. It will also provide an inventory of wetlands with carbon sink potential, models for wetlands GHG emissions/sequestration, policy recommendations, business models, and a roadmap for replication. The REWET consortium is a transdisciplinary partnership between researchers, industry partners, non-profit entities, responsible agencies, and one international organisation.

120. Advanced and Integrated Monitoring and Forecasting System (National Platform for Integration and sharing of monitoring and knowledge for sustainable and adaptive water management and mitigation of flood, drought, fire, contamination risks). PNRR Italy

✍️Input by: Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (MASE)
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51120

Description

: This initiative aims to develop and implement a national platform for the integration and sharing of monitoring and knowledge for sustainable and adaptive water management and forecasting, management and risks mitigation of floods, droughts, fires, and contamination. It is part of the PNRR and has been assigned 500 million euros for its implementation. The platform will be composed of four components and will apply to various vertical applications, such as hydrogeological instability monitoring, precision agriculture, marine and coastal pollution monitoring, and identification of environmental crimes. It will involve the participation of multiple Central Administrations, Agencies and State Bodies/Departments in its planning and implementation.

Expected Impact

The SIM project will provide an integrated and adaptive management system for water, forests, and land, which will help to mitigate the risks of drought, floods, landslides, fires, and emergencies. It will enable the sharing and use of monitoring data and modeling for better prevention and mitigation of water-related risks, and will contribute to the achievement of various Sustainable Development Goals.

121. Commitment to Water Conservation in Africa

✍️Input by: Compassion Soul Winners Outreach International
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50645

Description

We are launching an initiative to provide agriculture skills and employment for farmers and youth, as well as food security, food production, and financial freedom. This will be done through workshops, lectures, and visits to local schools and communities. We will also focus on implementing agricultural production technologies such as drip irrigation, which uses less water and prevents soil erosion and nutrient runoff.

Expected Impact

: We aim to make an impact on SDGs 1, 2, 6, and 13 by teaching 3000 young people in South Africa, Ghana, and Zimbabwe how to use drip irrigation and save water, providing more employment opportunities and reducing poverty. Our projects are set to begin in 2023 and will help to increase the production of agricultural products, reduce starvation, and improve the material and technical equipment of agricultural production in the region.

122. Climate Resilience: Addressing Drought and Floods

✍️Input by: International Association of Advanced Materials, IAAM, Sweden
🗺️Country: Sweden
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50056

Description

: This side event will bring together experts and practitioners to discuss the latest strategies and approaches for managing the complex challenges of drought and floods, including understanding the causes and impacts, assessing the risks, developing early warning systems, enhancing water management and conservation, promoting integrated and holistic approaches, building community resilience, exploring new technologies, and identifying research gaps.

Expected Impact

: The side event of a water conference would discuss response to drought and floods, resilience and mitigation, climate change, and current difficulties and solutions. It would also emphasize the importance of government, private industry, and public society working together to combat drought and floods, as well as climate-neutral R&D and green technologies for sustainability. This event would be sufficient to support the implementation of sustainable and effective policies and programmes for the management of drought and floods.

123. Chapter on Water and Food in the Water Action Agenda

✍️Input by: WUR
🗺️Country: Italy Netherlands Sri Lanka United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50074

Description

: Partners will commit to action perspectives on water and food, such as making water pivotal in food system pathways and prioritizing water (re-)allocation. This prioritization should take into account the societal value of water used by agriculture for food production when assessing potential trade-offs between diverse water users. This is a game changer.

Expected Impact

: This chapter will discuss the linkages between SDG 2 (Food) and SDG 6 (Water), emphasizing the importance of addressing them jointly and understanding the geopolitical elements of water-reallocations when considering food-trade.

124. Accelerating transboundary water cooperation through increased accession to and strengthened implementation of the Water Convention

✍️Input by: Water Convention secretariat (UNECE)
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Argentina Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Croatia Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Finland France Gabon CAPRE Foundation Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hungary India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malawi Malaysia Mali Mauritania Mexico Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Pakistan Panama Paraguay Peru Poland Portugal Qatar Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation Rwanda San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Slovakia Slovenia Somalia South Africa South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Suriname Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Global Action Plan Thailand The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Timor-Leste Togo Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50694

Description

: This commitment aims to ensure that through strengthened participation in and implementation of the Water Convention, transboundary water resources are managed in cooperation between riparian countries in order to promote sustainable development and peace. This will be achieved through supporting Member States to increase awareness and accession to the Convention, supporting the development and implementation of transboundary cooperation agreements, supporting regional processes, and increased use of tools developed under the Convention.

Expected Impact

The commitment to transboundary water cooperation is expected to result in strengthened implementation of international water law, prevention of conflicts, improved water governance, and multiple benefits from regional cooperation and economic integration.

125. Promote and support integrated water resources management at different scales: from the management of local water and sanitation services to basin governance

✍️Input by: French Water Agencies
🗺️Country: Armenia Benin Brazil Burkina Faso Cabo Verde Cambodia Cameroon China Colombia Côte d’Ivoire Cuba Ecuador France Georgia Germany Guinea Lao People’s Democratic Republic Madagascar Mauritania Morocco Myanmar Republic of Moldova Senegal Togo Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50678

Description

The French water agencies are launching a call for projects to local authorities and NGOs to support the creation of drinking water and sanitation infrastructures and sustainable management services, and to help promote Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in targeted basins outside Europe. The support will involve top-down and bottom-up approaches to improve water governance.

Expected Impact

: Today, there are around twenty active partnerships between French basins and African, Asian and South American basins. These partnerships are aimed at helping the emergence of local and/or basin IWRM and encouraging partnerships between basins of the South. Additionally, the French water agencies have planned to support the incubation of 20 projects under the “100 water and climate projects for Africa”.

126. Building of water-conserving society in counties

✍️Input by: National Office of Water Conservation, Ministry of Water Resources of China
🗺️Country: China
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50842

Description

– The Chinese government has implemented a water-saving strategy at the county level, which includes raising public awareness of water conservation, protecting water resources, promoting green practices, and improving the ecological environment to promote high-quality development.

Expected Impact

The Blockchain Technology is a distributed ledger system that uses cryptographic techniques to create a secure, decentralized, and immutable record of digital transactions. It has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses operate, providing greater transparency, faster transaction times, and improved security.

127. By 2030, Panama will combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

✍️Input by: Ministry of Enviornment
🗺️Country: Panama
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51180

Description

Increase institutional collective awareness and resilience around vulnerabilities, reduce gaps in knowledge about drought and the non-climatic mechanisms that influence it, develop an early warning system and interactive atlas to monitor drought, and create a program to strengthen capacities and resilience in the face of drought.

Expected Impact

: This new and additional action will help accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by improving capacity for foresight, strategic design and better public policies, as well as supporting the concept of Land Degradation Neutrality for the implementation of the UNCCD.

128. Water for the entire world by 2030

✍️Input by: One Million Wells
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia Azerbaijan Bahamas Bangladesh Barbados Belize Macquarie University Botswana Brazil Burkina Faso Cambodia Central African Republic
🌡️Bingometer: 3/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49643

Description

We are an educational and training NGO that teaches people to drill wells using our methods. We provide hands on training, online training, and use local universities and schools to teach. We have invented and distributed pipe handling equipment, manual pipe threading tools, and solar powered drilling equipment. We have developed “Water Neighborhoods” that incorporate a complete water cycle within the confines of the neighborhood. We have also developed an excel spreadsheet that allows the UN and its members to estimate the cost per person of furnishing water to the entire world.

Expected Impact

: Our spreadsheet shows that it is possible to furnish everyone in the world with sustainable water through the use of our processes and locating water wells in the appropriate locations. Our methods of training and education are self exponentially operative and prove that we can resolve the water shortage problem. The minimum cost per person for water would be 0.53 USD and the maximum would be 53.60 USD.

129. Irrigation Management Information System of Ethiopia (IMISET)

✍️Input by: AWOL
🗺️Country: Ethiopia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51156

Description

: IMISET is a national web-based information system on irrigated agriculture in Ethiopia that collects, analyzes, and disseminates data and information on irrigated area, water use, and production. It uses WaPOR inputs to estimate actual water use for irrigated agriculture and other related information.

Expected Impact

Monitoring water productivity in the agricultural sector, gathering reliable data on water consumption of food crops, and implementing sound water management strategies can help build resilience in food systems in the face of increased pressure on water resources.

130. Water sanitation and hygiene

✍️Input by: Rainwater Cambodia
🗺️Country: Cameroon
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51394

Description

Local residents in target areas will change their behavior from traditional rainwater harvesting to technical risk management with proper hygiene to improve health.

Expected Impact

: Local communities, children, and health centers can be educated about the importance of safe water sources and rainwater harvesting. Technical risk management can be implemented to upgrade water storage facilities and access to safe water, which will improve health.

131. Cruzada azul

✍️Input by: Tepeaca , Puebla.
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51350

Description

: Cruzada Azul es una plan de acción municipal para garantizar el acceso al agua y promover el uso responsable del mismo. Esto incluye el registro de usuarios, verificar las tomas de agua, bombas, tratamiento de agua y riego, reciclar agua, promover duchas cortas, y aplicar sanciones a la contaminación de ríos, lagos y desperdicios de agua.

Expected Impact

: El plan municipal de desarrollo se usará para evaluar, registrar y vincular el uso del agua, además de prevenir riesgos, aplicar tratamientos, realizar campañas y establecer pagos y sanciones.

132. Providing Equitable Access to Clean Water in Rural, Climate-Vulnerable Communities through the Installation of Solar Water Farms

✍️Input by: Green Hope Foundation
🗺️Country: Bangladesh India Kiribati Liberia Suriname
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50927

Description

: Green Hope Foundation is installing Solar Water Farms in Kiribati, Suriname, Liberia, India, and Bangladesh to provide clean water to communities that don’t have access to it. The farms harness solar power to collect rainwater and groundwater, and the project will take 5 years to complete.

Expected Impact

Green Hope Foundation is committing to install Solar Water Farms in climate-vulnerable rural communities to provide access to clean drinking water. This addresses the interlinkages of Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 7, Affordable and Clean Energy, and Goal 13, Climate Action, as it provides clean water powered by solar energy.

133. Engagement citoyen dans la transition écologique et le développement urbain durable. (Cas de la Ville de Bizerte)

✍️Input by: ENAU (Lab VDEC)
🗺️Country: Tunisia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51934

Description

: The initiative focuses on enhancing water planning and development with neighboring countries through partnerships with organizations, academia, and startups. It will employ training, capacity building, workshops, and volunteer exchanges to facilitate knowledge transfer and foster cross-cultural understanding. Governance mechanisms like project management committees and monitoring and evaluation frameworks will ensure successful implementation and follow-up.

Expected Impact

: The neighboring partner countries’ project initiative aims to enhance water investment through encouraging youth participation, fostering innovation and creativity, and improving the quality and effectiveness of planning and development projects. It can contribute to advancing SDGs 17, 11, and 4 by promoting sustainable development partnerships, advocating for innovation and inclusivity in urban planning, and ensuring inclusive and equitable access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities, respectively.

134. Continue the Santiago River Recovery and Restoration. Jalisco, México

✍️Input by: Government of Jalisco
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50929

Description

: We propose several strategies to continue the recovery of the Santiago River in Jalisco, Mexico, such as increasing sanitation, energy efficiency, and reuse of treated wastewater, mainstreaming the gender perspective in decision-making spaces, and preparing the 2050 Santiago Plan. This plan would be a unified transversal vision with clear objectives, multiple sector diagnoses, scientific data, academic support, and a unique governance mechanism.

Expected Impact

The Santiago River is being recovered to benefit the 5 million people that inhabit its Basin. This action is linked to Goals 3, 6, 7, 9, and 14 and is being implemented with the involvement of all stakeholders to ensure human rights are respected. Recovering the river is taking care of the water of the future for Jalisco.

135. Wastewater 2030 Striving for a Circular Economy in a Climate-resilient World

✍️Input by: EPA Ghana & UN-Habitat
🗺️Country: Belize Brazil Costa Rica France Ghana Haiti Netherlands Norway South Africa Thailand Uganda Uruguay
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51746

Description

: A new international initiative to better integrate wastewater management into development policy is being proposed, which will involve a consortium of partners meeting twice a year to develop a policy document and raise funds to support capacity-building in the area of wastewater. The results of their work will be shared at major international fora.

Expected Impact

We will strengthen monitoring capacity, promote climate-resilient wastewater infrastructure, adopt a new inclusive policy, promote good practices and stimulate investment, and promote a more aligned international effort on wastewater.

✍️Input by: UNESCO
🗺️Country: Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Montenegro
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51387

Description

This initiative seeks to improve transboundary aquifer cooperation in the Balkans area by strengthening governance frameworks and promoting effective multi-country cooperation for the sustainable management of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System and its ecological resources. The initiative includes a Strategic Action Plan to facilitate cooperation and includes the participation of relevant international organizations and stakeholders. The initiative builds on the first phase of the DIKTAS initiative, which focused on enhancing understanding and establishing cooperation mechanisms among the countries sharing the aquifer.

Expected Impact

: This project has the potential to significantly influence transboundary aquifer cooperation in the Balkans area by improving benefits for the beneficiary countries based on sustainable management of the Dinaric Karst Aquifer System. It can help to secure freshwater resources for domestic supply, support ecosystem health, and promote gender equality and the sustainable use of natural resources. It can also lead to more effective decision-making and better use of resources, fostering joint management strategies that address potential conflicts and promote sustainable development.

137. Combining efforts to guarantee universal access to water and sanitation in Brazil

✍️Input by: Instituto Água e Saneamento (IAS)
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51568

Description

: The IAS, a Brazilian nonprofit organization founded in 2019, is committed to achieving universal access to water and sanitation in Brazil by 2033. In the next four years, we will produce and systematize knowledge on water and sanitation, spread awareness and create spaces for dialogue, monitor Brazil’s sanitation legal framework, and evaluate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Brazil.

Expected Impact

The World Toilet Day Brazil initiative aims to foster inclusion and prioritization of traditionally marginalized and vulnerable groups, such as urban populations living in precarious conditions, rural populations, indigenous peoples, and communities that occupy traditional territories, through the goal of universal access to water and sanitation. It seeks to reinforce the 2033 targets for universal access to water and sanitation established by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and raise awareness of the key role of SDG 6 in the 2030 Agenda. It also seeks to mobilize society to demand accountability from the various levels of government in relation to the progress and actions required for the achievement of Brazil’s 2033 target, as well as promote World Toilet Day Brazil (WTDB) as a landmark day to raise awareness of the human right to water and sanitation.

138. International Organization for Migration Commitments to the Water Action Agenda

✍️Input by: International Organization for Migration
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51325

Description

: IOM commits to further advance the role that integrated human mobility solutions can play in addressing water-related issues, promote equitable access to environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient WASH infrastructure and services, empower migrants and mobile populations as development actors, and by 2025 reach at least 25 million conflict and disaster-affected people with life-saving WASH services to ensure the human right to drinking water and sanitation. The organization will also strengthen the collaboration, coherence and complementarity across humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding actions.

Expected Impact

: The Water Action Agenda is a plan to ensure everyone has access to clean water and sanitation without discrimination, prioritizing those most in need. IOM is committed to this plan, using its expertise in WASH interventions and its strategies on migration, environment, and climate change.

139. Water Supply

✍️Input by: Water Supply Coverage, Ministry of Water, Tanzania
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 8/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51702

Description

: Increase coverage of clean and safe water supply up to 85% in rural areas and 95% in urban areas by 2025 and reach universal access by 2030.

Expected Impact

: Increase access to water supply by investing in infrastructure and educational programs. Access to clean water is a fundamental human right, and it is essential to the health and well-being of people everywhere. Unfortunately, many communities around the world lack access to clean, safe water. To increase the number of people with access to clean water, governments, non-profits, and other organizations must invest in infrastructure and educational programs. Infrastructure investments should focus on installing water pumps and filtration systems into existing water sources, as well as building new sources of water such as reservoirs, wells, and dams. Governments should also invest in constructing public water systems that can provide clean water to communities. In addition, educational programs should be implemented to teach people how to access, use, and conserve water. These programs should also focus on educating people about the health risks associated with unclean water and how to prevent water-related diseases. By investing in infrastructure and educational programs, governments, non-profits, and other organizations can work together to increase access to clean water and improve the quality of life for people all around the world.

140. STRENGTHENING INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN CHILE

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS OF CHILE and MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51212

Description

In 2022, the Water Code and the Framework Law on Climate Change mandated the integration of a vision of water security and protection of the human right to water and sanitation into pre-existing plans. In 2023-2024, the Ministry of Public Works will develop the first 16 Strategic Plans to apply a participatory governance model for water management. By 2023, a Draft Bill on the Governance of Watershed Councils will have been submitted for analysis, and Indicators 6.5.1 and 6.5.2 will be reported every 3 years. Stakeholders from academia, private and civil organizations will be incorporated in the 2023 report. Additionally, information on transboundary aquifers will be included in the 2023 report.

Expected Impact

: A participatory water management model will be applied in 10 pilot basins as a learning experience for future basins. It will be a process of continuous improvement.

141. To assess the progress of 1000 global companies on their impact toward SDG 6

✍️Input by: World Benchmarking Alliance
🗺️Country: Algeria Angola Argentina Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belgium Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Côte d’Ivoire Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Ecuador Egypt Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon CAPRE Foundation Germany Greece Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Iraq Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Libya Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malaysia Mexico Morocco Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Panama Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Russian Federation Saudi Arabia Senegal Singapore Slovakia South Africa Spain State of Palestine Sudan Sweden Switzerland Global Action Plan Thailand Turkey Turkmenistan Ukraine United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uruguay Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50584

Description

WBA measures and compares 1000 global companies across 22 industries on their impact towards achieving water-related goals. WBA’s Nature Benchmark Methodology assesses companies on their contribution to water quality, water withdrawal and water sanitation. In 2022, 400 companies were assessed and there was more reporting on water relative to other nature topics, however performance is still lacking. In 2023 and 2024 the full 1000 will have been assessed for the first time.

Expected Impact

WBA’s commitment to assess 1000 of the world’s most influential companies on a bi-annual basis helps close the corporate accountability gap and encourages accelerated action on SDG implementation. It provides evidence for other stakeholders in the ecosystem to find ways to be more effective in holding companies to account, and the assessments take a systems lens, looking at challenges that intersect with the other SDGs, such as climate, nature, social, and governance topics.

142. Providing financial support for non-productive investments in water-protection

✍️Input by: Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51272

Description

: Hungary plans to implement an intervention, based on the CAP Strategic Plan, in order to provide support for non-productive investments in agriculture, with a dedicated target area for investments with water-protection purpose. Farmers will be able to apply for calls for proposals to earn financial support for the implementation of their projects.

Expected Impact

Hungary will support activities in the 2021-2027 period that create coastal water-protective buffer zones, wetlands, water retention facilities, and protection from erosion to contribute to the SDG 6 Target 6.6 of protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems.

143. Supporting countries to protect and restore freshwater ecosystems

✍️Input by: GWP
🗺️Country: Argentina Kazakhstan Kenya
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50933

Description

: UNEP and GWP are committing to support selected countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to monitor and analyze environmental and socio-economic data related to SDG target 6.6. This data will inform the design of management solutions to protect and restore freshwater ecosystems. The initiative is expected to start in June 2023 and will involve UNEP, GWP, and potentially other partners.

Expected Impact

: This initiative will directly contribute to SDG target 6.6 and its related SDGs (6.5, 17, and 15.1) by protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems, improving the national enabling environment, engaging stakeholders to co-create solutions and galvanize collective action, and conserving, restoring and sustainably using terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems. It will also leverage and support other global agendas, such as the UNEA’s resolution on Sustainable Lake Management and the 30×30 target of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

144. Please Ensure female Friendly and Safe Public Toilet

✍️Input by: USLG Asia Pacific
🗺️Country: Bangladesh
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49381

Description

Capacity building of women leaders on Sanitation and Policy advocacy are needed to ensure female friendly and safe public toilets.

Expected Impact

Female-friendly and safe public toilets are necessary to ensure women can access hygienic and safe practices, and in turn, help achieve SDG 6.

145. CAWST WASH Capacity Accelerator

✍️Input by: CAWST
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51497

Description

: CAWST is launching a WASH Capacity Accelerator to fast-track localization of WASH initiatives, committing $3M CAD over three years. Participation includes training, support, and apprenticeship with CAWST and other member organizations. The Accelerator is open to anyone already focused on local capacity, interested in training others, desiring to scale, and committed to quality. Success will be measured by the actions taken as a result of capacity strengthening and the number of people reached with better WASH.

Expected Impact

– The WASH Capacity Accelerator will make it easier and quicker for organizations of all types and sizes to access knowledge, skills and peer-to-peer learning exchange in order to accelerate localization and access to safe water and sanitation. It will also expand the availability of proven decentralized WASH solutions, measure and monitor progress, and create inclusive learning opportunities for people of all backgrounds. This will help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financing towards WASH, and help to reach the SDGs 4, 5, 13, 14 and 17.

146. Implement a tool to assess the improvement of water quality by reducing the percentage of untreated wastewater in Peru

✍️Input by: Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation
🗺️Country: Peru
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50624

Description

: Calculating the percentage of households with safe wastewater treatment annually is a key tool for measuring access to wastewater treatment.

Expected Impact

– Reduce untreated wastewater to improve water quality.

147. Engaging the community towards water management and the well-being of coral reef ecosystems

✍️Input by: Coral Reef Restoration Alliance (CORALL)
🗺️Country: Barbados Canada United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51326

Description

: CORALL’s initiative for the period of 2023-2028 is to engage the community towards water management and the well-being of coral reef ecosystems. This will be achieved through the creation of educational materials and activities, such as quizzes and science-based investigations. The initiative will be governed under the laws of Barbados and monitored and evaluated to ensure continued support.

Expected Impact

: The Coral Reef Restoration Alliance (CORALL) is dedicated to accelerating the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by engaging the community, assessing and demonstrating their level of knowledge and engagement, and gradually involving more members in the management of water and reefs. CORALL intends to set up a Nature Interpretive Area at Vauxhall Reef within Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve in Barbados, and will install a Staghorn Coral Nursery there. In addition to physical restoration activities, CORALL will continue to practice its ‘Ridge to Reef’ approach by participating in events and activities aimed at increasing understanding of members of the public, and will develop an educational program with games and activities, sessions, lesson plans and outreach materials.

148. Assessing and advancing access to drinking water

✍️Input by: Hungary
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51277

Description

: 95% of people in Hungary have access to public water supply. The government is committed to assess the current situation and develop action plans to ensure access to water and sanitation for all citizens, especially vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Expected Impact

Situation assessment and action planning can help to achieve SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) by 2030. This involves evaluating the current situation, setting goals, developing an action plan, and monitoring progress. It also involves involving stakeholders and communities in planning and implementation.

149. Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation (Fondo de Cooperación para Agua y Saneamiento)

✍️Input by: Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional al Desarrollo
🗺️Country: Macquarie University Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Uruguay
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51621

Description

: The Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation (FCAS) is the most ambitious instrument of the Spanish Cooperation in the water and sanitation sector, aiming to reduce pockets of poverty and inequality and guarantee the human right to water and sanitation. FCAS has disbursed nearly €800 million in grants, which have attracted €800 million in local matching funds and has worked in 18 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. It has created synergies with other actors in the sector and its commitment to partnerships has driven complementary actions on aspects that FCAS did not address initially.

Expected Impact

The Fund has directly helped over 4 million people gain access to clean drinking water, sanitation services, wastewater treatment, and training in water services management. It is also strengthening the sector and contributing to the achievement of SDGs in the region. It has provided support for countries to adopt specific measures to improve their water governance policies, such as IWRM, strategic and hydrological planning, and institutional capacity-building. By 2026, it is expected to benefit over 5 million people.

150. Strengthening evidence based water assessments: A commitment to elevate the role of science in global water management

✍️Input by: Future Earth
🗺️Country: China France Germany Ghana India Japan Kenya Netherlands Sweden Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50702

Description

: Future Earth has several initiatives to elevate the role of science in global water management. These include the Earth Commission, which is defining safe and just Earth system boundaries; the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Water Sustainability, which provides a science-based global water assessment; and the Water Risk Atlas, which provides up to date information to assess current and future water risks. Follow-up mechanisms include collaborations with other components of the Global Commons Alliance and further development of the Global Water Assessment and Water Atlas.

Expected Impact

The Earth Commission will define safe and just boundaries for surface and groundwater, nutrients, and biodiversity that will inform science-based targets for companies and cities. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Water Sustainability will bridge the science-policy gap and the Water Risk Atlas will enable businesses to assess current and future water risks. These efforts will help to meet the SDGs and provide information necessary for regional integrated water resource management.

151. Climate Change

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF WATER
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51710

Description

Strengthen management of climate change impacts on water resources, water supply, water quality and sanitation. Develop bankable climate resilience water projects, build capacity for risk assessment and establish early warning systems. Establish emergency response units and forecasting systems by year 2026 to increase disaster preparedness and reduce risk.

Expected Impact

: Integrated management of water and climate is a comprehensive approach to managing water resources and climate change, where stakeholders collaborate to plan and implement sustainable solutions that improve water access, quality, and resilience in the face of climate change.

152. Promoting hydro-diplomacy, cooperative action, and multi-stakeholder engagement on transboundary water issues

✍️Input by: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Stimson Center
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Bangladesh Belgium Cambodia China India Iraq Jordan Kyrgyzstan Nepal Pakistan Senegal Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Turkey United States of America Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51835

Description

: The Water Security and International Hydro-diplomacy project is a joint initiative of KAS and Stimson Center to foster trust-building between riparian states, build better understanding of hydro-diplomacy, and advance the water-food-energy nexus. It has enabled high-level dialogues and joint working groups to address water security threats and promote regional cooperation on water and climate.

Expected Impact

: Through our project, we are committed to improving transboundary water cooperation, mobilizing leaders and experts, facilitating the implementation of SDG 6, and championing the Water Action Agenda. We have found new momentum through the recently concluded UN 2023 global water conference and will continue to work with relevant stakeholders to advance our project.

153. Breaking the silence – Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in India

✍️Input by: CENTRE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH RESEARCH (CCHR)
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50926

Description

: Menstrual Hygiene Management is an important issue in India. Stigma, culture of silence, lack of access to sanitary products, lack of support from family and community, and lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities are all issues related to MHM. The government of India has declared MHM as a priority area, and the government of Kerala has granted menstrual leave to female students of all universities and institutions under the state higher education department. NGOs, schools, local governments, and households are all involved in this process.

Expected Impact

: Breaking the Silence works to end taboos, myths, and mental stigma associated with menstruation by raising awareness and empowering women to make their own opinions and choices. It also works to scale up MHM globally and recognize women’s leadership.

154. Sanitation and Hygiene

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF WATER, Government of Tanzania
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 8/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51703

Description

Increase funding, incentivize private sector, improve access to sewer sanitation, develop financial resourcing plan, and aim for universal basic sanitation and 65% safely managed by 2030.

Expected Impact

1. Increase access to WASH services by improving infrastructure and promoting better hygiene habits. 2. Increase public awareness and education about WASH services, such as hand-washing and proper sanitation techniques. 3. Increase collaboration between public and private sector partners to improve access to WASH services. 4. Invest in technology, such as water and wastewater treatment systems, to improve the quality of WASH services. 5. Increase investment in research and development to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of WASH services.

155. Provision of Portable water to local communities and environmental sanitation

✍️Input by: Brikama Area Council
🗺️Country: CAPRE Foundation
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50543

Description

: The Council will take steps to improve access to clean drinking water and electricity by providing new borehole systems, expanding existing systems, providing cattle drinking points, and extending water mains in key urban settlements. The Council should consult with NGOs, the private sector, and citizens to ensure proper implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the plan.

Expected Impact

: The council identified challenges to SDG implementation, such as inequality and inadequate technology, and came up with an action plan to address these issues. This plan involves engaging local communities, encouraging investment from the private sector, and improving communication and transparency among stakeholders. Through this plan, the council hopes to bridge the gap and accelerate SDG implementation.

156. Support water governance and improve climate resilience in Central Africa

✍️Input by: GWP Central Africa
🗺️Country: Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Equatorial Guinea Gabon Service Centre for Development Cooperation Sao Tomé and Principe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50685

Description

GWP-CAf is a regional water partnership that covers seven countries in Central Africa. It works to increase water security in the region by supporting governments in the improvement of water governance and climate resilience, capacity building for sectoral experts, facilitating access to climate funding, and advocating for the implementation of the Gender-Transformative Approach (GTA) in the water and climate sector. GWP-CAf takes a partnership/multi-stakeholder approach and participates in global, regional and national platforms to advance sustainable water resources development and management in a climate change context.

Expected Impact

This commitment is expected to increase resilience to climate change and equitable and sustainable management of Water Resources in the region. Impact indicators include the number of mandated national institutions supported in developing and implementing inclusive policies, legal frameworks and/or plans based on IWRM and the total value of water-related investments mobilized from climate funds.

157. First Nations water entitlements

✍️Input by: Australian Government
🗺️Country: Australia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51223

Description

The Australian Government has committed to the Aboriginal Water Entitlements Program (AWEP) to support Murray–Darling Basin First Nations communities’ in increasing their holdings of water entitlements, which are permanent, tradeable rights to a certain volume of water each year. Cultural flows are water entitlements legally and beneficially owned by First Nations, and are intended to improve their spiritual, cultural, natural, environmental, social and economic conditions.

Expected Impact

: First Nations people have not been able to benefit from water ownership and participation in the water market, but investing in their water entitlements could help them gain access to water and maintain their cultural and economic benefits.

158. Mainstreaming Nature-based Solutions

✍️Input by: Ecoshape
🗺️Country: Ghana Indonesia Netherlands Philippines Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51976

Description

We are a coalition to make NBS a widely accepted and applied solution for societal issues in the water sector by 2030. We are ambassadors for NBS and promote its inclusion, present examples of how it acts as an alternative to traditional infrastructure, join or create research projects and promote enablers for its development. We will formalize the coalition at the UN2023 Water Conference and open it up to new members. We will translate our commitments into actions and collaborate to have an impact.

Expected Impact

– At the UN 2023 Water Conference, Tajikistan and the Netherlands are launching a Nature-based Solutions (NBS) coalition to tackle water challenges. The coalition is made up of several organizations and aims to make NBS a widely accepted practice by 2030. The progress of the plans against the targets will be monitored in follow-up conferences.

159. Raising Global Voices for Designing Social Protection Program as access to drinking water is a fundamental rights of the people

✍️Input by: Bangladesh Social Scientists Foundation (BSSF)
🗺️Country: Bangladesh
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49748

Description

: Revitalize the social protection program by using evidence-based policy advocacy, reviewing and monitoring policy initiatives, and developing and disseminating an annual status report.

Expected Impact

– Poor and marginalized people have improved access to drinking water and better health outcomes through increased equity.

160. Global advocacy for the health, safety, and dignity of sanitation workers

✍️Input by: ILO
🗺️Country: Bangladesh India Nepal Pakistan Global Action Plan Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51123

Description

UN-Water has dedicated its campaigns to the link between Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and jobs, particularly the working conditions and rights of sanitation workers. To address the decent work deficits of sanitation workers, the ILO is developing projects in several countries and has launched an assessment to promote ILO instruments on OSH, freedom of association and the formalization of sanitation workers. To address this issue, UN-Water is committing to a research and advocacy campaign in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote decent work, skills and knowledge development as well as improve the working conditions of sanitation workers.

Expected Impact

: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to “leave no one behind”, and focusing on sanitation workers and decent jobs in the WASH sector would support this main foundation. This commitment would help accelerate the implementation of SDG 6, 8, and 11 through improved awareness of existing decent work deficits, recognition of sanitation work and workers, application of the fundamental principles and rights at work, national labour laws, and occupational safety and health (OSH) principles to sanitation workers and the WASH sector, regular engagement with social partners to promote social dialogue, the promotion of decent jobs creation in the WASH sector, and the upskilling, and reskilling of sanitation workers.

161. ASTM International Capacity Building Commitment to Memoranda of Understanding Partners for Sustainable Development Goals

✍️Input by: ASTM International
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Algeria Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belize Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Croatia Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Ethiopia CAPRE Foundation Georgia Ghana Grenada Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Indonesia Iraq Israel Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Lao People’s Democratic Republic Libya Malawi Malaysia Mali Mauritius Mexico Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Oman Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Qatar Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Korea Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore South Africa Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Suriname Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Global Action Plan Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Uruguay Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50609

Description

ASTM’s mission is to serve global societal needs by improving health, safety, consumer confidence and the overall quality of life. It does this by providing access to its collection of over 13,000 standards, capacity building sessions, and follow up mechanisms like annual reports, success stories surveys, and case studies.

Expected Impact

: ASTM International supports developing nations and the attainment of UN SDGs through the use of its voluntary consensus standards, providing technical assistance and transferring knowledge, and partnering with global and regional entities. The impact of these efforts is demonstrated through increased citation of ASTM standards and the growing number of nations and units of participation in ASTM’s capacity building programs. ASTM will be launching a survey to gain more insights on the value and impact of its standards in addressing national challenges and achieving the 2030 Agenda.

162. STRENTHENING CHILE´S ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY CHARACTERIZATION, MONITORING, REPORT AND RECOVERY

✍️Input by: MInisterio de Medio Ambiente / Ministry for the Environment of Chile
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51395

Description

In 2023, the Biodiversity Information and Monitoring System (SIMBIO) will be integrated with a basin-level module, and the processes of establishing secondary water quality standards will be concluded for the Bay of Nueva Quintero and the Valdivia River. Furthermore, 5 secondary water quality standards will be processed and/or accelerated in Elqui River, North Patagonian Lakes, Huasco River, Golfo de Arauco and Lake Lanalhue, and two decontamination plans for the Maipo River and Lake Villarrica will be implemented to recover the levels of environmental quality of the water.

Expected Impact

: This platform will allow centralized access to information about water ecosystems at the basin level and their value, to promote transparency and prioritize measures for their protection and recovery. It will be used in 5 basins to increase the surface of aquatic ecosystems with good quality, and two basins with degraded ecosystems will be recovered.

163. To move towards a national water growth plan for the whole water-area of Denmark

✍️Input by: Danish Water Industries Federation
🗺️Country: Denmark
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51184

Description

: Denmark is in a leading position for water solutions, and is committed to contributing to the global water crisis. DI Water engagement will focus on creating a national water growth plan for the whole water-area of Denmark.

Expected Impact

– If Denmark launches a national water growth plan, it will help ensure good conditions for water and sanitation globally in the future. DI Water will drive progress in the sector by increasing investment in research and development, strengthening export efforts, and promoting cooperation across public and private initiatives.

164. A « BLUE DEAL » FOR WATER SECURITY AND SANITATION FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

✍️Input by: Senegal’s Ministry of Water and Sanitation
🗺️Country: Senegal
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51775

Description

: The Blue Deal for Water Security and Sanitation for Peace and Development is a set of five domains for action developed by stakeholders of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Republic of Senegal. The four action plans (ministerial, parliamentary, local authorities and basin organizations) are being implemented to respond to current water challenges. This includes ensuring the availability and resilience of water resources, ensuring adequate financial resources, ensuring inclusive water governance, and enhancing cooperation in the domain of water and sanitation.

Expected Impact

The Blue Deal will contribute to speeding up the implementation of the right to drinking water and sanitation, adopting sustainable and integrated management plans, raising awareness on these issues, mobilizing adequate financial resources, encouraging innovative financing mechanisms, advocating for the effective implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, promoting transparent, efficient and inclusive management, implementing integrated management plans, promoting greater coherence between policies, designing water-related public policies, paying attention to water issues in bilateral and multilateral cooperation, reinforcing basin organizations, strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation, and making dialogue and cooperation the core of dispute resolution.

165. Promote cooperation between Northern and Southern local authorities, in particular through decentralized cooperation, and South/South cooperation to develop access to water and sanitation and achieve SDG6

✍️Input by: French Basin Committees
🗺️Country: Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Central African Republic Chad Comoros Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Ethiopia France CAPRE Foundation Guinea Haiti Liberia Madagascar Mauritania Niger Senegal Togo
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50594

Description

: The Oudin-Santini law allows local authorities, unions for drinking water, and water agencies to devote up to 1% of their budgets to international solidarity actions. The French basin committees and water agencies are committed to achieving the SDGs by providing financial and technical aid to projects led or supported by local authorities in partnership with other local authorities abroad. These projects aim to increase access to water and sanitation, and promote health, education, gender equality and reducing inequalities.

Expected Impact

– French local authorities have been steadily increasing their funding and partnerships since 2005, supported by agencies and other organizations. In 2021 alone, over 200 local authorities have contributed to partnerships in the South, resulting in the development of partnerships in France and other countries in the South.

166. OECD support to strengthening water management in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) through the GREEN Action Task Force.

✍️Input by: GREEN Action Task Force/ OECD
🗺️Country: Armenia Azerbaijan Georgia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Republic of Moldova Tajikistan Turkmenistan Ukraine Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51274

Description

The OECD’s GREEN Action Task Force works with EECCA countries to strengthen water management and promote policy coherence between water and other sectors of the economy such as energy and food. This is done through National Policy Dialogues and supporting the implementation of strategies, economic instruments and targets.

Expected Impact

– This work is aligned with the OECD’s mission of better policies for better lives and aims to strengthen the economic and financial aspects of water management and improve policy coherence between the water sector and the wider economy. It will support the development and implementation of sustainable water strategies, reform economic instruments for water management, and maximize benefits from enhanced cooperation between the water, energy, and food sectors. Multi-stakeholder National Policy Dialogues will identify and advance water sector reform priorities.

167. Setting up a wastewater surveillance system to support public health decisions

✍️Input by: Hungary
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51279

Description

Hungary commits to setting up and operating a wastewater monitoring system to monitor communicable and non-communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

Expected Impact

: Wastewater surveillance has been successful in detecting and managing the COVID-19 pandemic, and further expansion of this form of surveillance can help promote public health.

168. Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership

✍️Input by: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50928

Description

– The Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership (GWSP) is a World Bank program and multi-donor trust fund established in 2017 to support client governments in achieving water-related SDGs. It has four distinct entry points, including global knowledge mobilization, long-term country engagement, just-in-time support, and implementation and scale up of reforms and investments. GWSP has a budget of $200 million for an initial five-year period and an additional budget target of $320 million for the period until 2030.

Expected Impact

GWSP activities will contribute to strengthening institutions, making policies, legal and regulatory frameworks and implementing infrastructure investment programs to promote sustainable, resilient and inclusive water management and service delivery. It will also explore a range of financing options.

169. The Water Sector Transformation 2040

✍️Input by: Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia
🗺️Country: Malaysia
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51738

Description

: Malaysia has introduced the Water Sector Transformation 2040 (WST 2040) Agenda in the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (2021-2025) to transform the water sector and position Malaysia as a Regional Water Hub by 2040. This agenda focuses on climate change impact and adaptation on the water sector, strengthening data integration, establishing water footprint and virtual water inventory, sustainable water resources management, exploring alternative water financing, introducing water as new economic sector, raising public awareness and implementing IR 4.0 in the various water sub-sectors. It also proposes the adoption of smart technological advancements through digitalisation and connectivity to alleviate Water-Energy-Food nexus pressure points.

Expected Impact

The water sector will focus on ensuring water security for all until 2040, with a focus on strengthening water resources governance, financial sustainability, and engaging with the public. This will involve accelerating the adoption of the circular economy and IWRM, as well as better managing the trade off between water, environment and development, to benefit and accelerate SDG implementation.

170. “Water Cooperation and Peace – Finnish Water Way” water diplomacy project

✍️Input by: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of the Environment
🗺️Country: Finland
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50763

Description

Finland is committed to preventing and resolving international water conflicts. To this end, the country has launched the Water Cooperation and Peace – Finnish Water Way project, which seeks to strengthen water diplomacy collaboration internationally, reinforce transboundary agreements, build capacity of Finnish water diplomacy actors, and deepen cooperation between experts in foreign and security policy, peace mediation, and the water sector. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Finnish Water Diplomacy Network.

Expected Impact

This project will strengthen the linkages between Finland’s two international strengths, mediation and water management, by implementing proactive foreign and security policy action and active mediation to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts. It is anchored in Finland’s human rights and values-based foreign and security policy and contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the ultimate goal of creating a water secure world.

171. Assessing Value of Water

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF WATER
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51711

Description

: Assessment of the value of water and its contribution to the national economy in nine Water Basins by 2030 can be undertaken by analyzing trends in water use, resource availability, economic activity, and climate change impacts. This data can be used to estimate the value of water and its contribution to the national economy in the nine Water Basins.

Expected Impact

: Increase awareness of water issues and allocate more funding to address them.

172. Catalyzing the Global Youth Movement for Water

✍️Input by: International Secretariat for Water
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Argentina Armenia Australia Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Botswana Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador France Gabon Germany Ghana Guatemala Guinea Haiti Honduras Indonesia Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mongolia Morocco Nepal Netherlands Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Pakistan Panama Philippines Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Korea Rwanda Sao Tomé and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Switzerland Tajikistan Global Action Plan Thailand Togo Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United States of America Uzbekistan Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50691

Description

: The International Secretariat for Water is recognized as a key organization for youth engagement and inclusion in the water sector. At the 2022 World Water Forum, the ISW and the Senegalese organizers created the ‘Youth Space’, which resulted in the launch of the Global Youth Movement for Water (GYMW). The GYMW now consists of 250+ member organizations from 68 countries representing 110 000 young people mobilized around the world. In the next 5 years, the ISW will catalyze, coordinate, and develop the GYMW with the collaboration of partner organizations in the water sector and the financial support of a coalition of financial partners, including the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.

Expected Impact

: The Global Youth Movement for Water aims to support, empower and connect youth networks and young people to provide solutions for important water, environmental, and societal challenges. It also works to increase the visibility and recognition of youth-led organizations, enhance collaboration between water youth organizations, and increase the financial and technical capacities of young water leaders. The ultimate goal is to create a water-secure world for all.

173. Youth Involvement in Water Action

✍️Input by: MUN Impact
🗺️Country: Nigeria United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50732

Description

Our organization strives to connect youth from around the world to the Sustainable Development Goals, partnering with nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations to educate youth and provide opportunities for involvement. Particularly, we focus on SDG 6 for water security, hosting online workshops with nonprofit organizations and increasing access to Model United Nations simulations in Nigeria. Through these simulations, students are encouraged to formulate potential solutions to the issues at hand.

Expected Impact

: This action will increase youth involvement in important issues related to the SDGs, providing them with opportunities to get involved and find solutions. This will help further SDG 17 and increase focus on the issues, leading to more efforts to mitigate the effects of water insecurity.

174. Build a Water-Smart Society in Europe

✍️Input by: Water Europe
🗺️Country: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50419

Description

: Water Europe aims to improve coordination and collaboration in the water sector in Europe and beyond, enhance performance and competitiveness, and contribute to solving global water challenges through RTD&I. Water Europe manages three programmes to achieve this objective: a Collaboration Programme, an Implementation Programme, and an Advocacy Programme. These programmes will help to bring challenge owners and solutions providers together, bring research results and solutions to the market, and raise awareness about the value of water.

Expected Impact

Water-Oriented Living Labs will help to achieve a Water Smart Society and support the SDG-6 targets for 2030 by involving all relevant stakeholders in sustainable water governance and fostering a circular economy. This will help to avoid water scarcity and pollution, and make the water system resilient to the impact of climate change.

175. Safe water supply to 1.35 M people in rural Ethiopia and Nepal

✍️Input by: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
🗺️Country: Ethiopia Finland Nepal
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51139

Description

: Finland is providing safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene services as well as gender and social inclusion initiatives in Ethiopia and Nepal through bilateral projects COWASH IV in Ethiopia and SUSWA.

Expected Impact

Safe water supply projects will have a positive impact on health, poverty, gender, resiliency, and climate.

176. Educate one million youngsters on water annually until 2030 – together.

✍️Input by: Wavemakers United Foundation
🗺️Country: Global Kenya Lebanon Netherlands South Africa
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51358

Description

: This consortium of partners and beneficiaries commits to providing quality education around the topics of water challenges to the next generation, through an online toolkit with interactive education materials connected to the SDGs. This toolkit can be used for global knowledge sharing, and will be made available to those without access to quality education or the network to further develop their skills. Three types of partners are involved: coordinating partners, funding partners, and supporting partners. Coordinating and funding partners will engage in a binding agreement with the Wavemakers United Foundation, while supporting partners will create a non-binding agreement.

Expected Impact

: This commitment will increase access to quality education on sustainability topics, enthuse the next generation to change their behavior and/or develop their passion for water, and promote global knowledge sharing to create business opportunities, global partnerships, and networks for sustainable development.

177. Catalyzing the Transformation to Water Resilience

✍️Input by: Pacific Institute
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51242

Description

– The Pacific Institute is committed to creating and advancing solutions to the world’s pressing water challenges. They will do this by influencing policy and mobilizing actors through partnerships and promoting water efficiency, water reuse, and nature-based solutions to create water resilience in the face of climate change by 2030.

Expected Impact

This commitment will increase water resilience and equity for frontline communities by creating a robust evidence-base of effective solutions and increasing implementation of innovative and effective water resilience solutions.

178. United Nations of Rivers, Deltas and Estuaries

✍️Input by: UNESCO Chair Water, Ports and Historic Cities–PortCityFutures Center of the LDE university consortium
🗺️Country: France Italy Netherlands United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51986

Description

We, the members of the United Nations of Rivers, Deltas and Estuaries, have committed to building a broad integrative community, providing open access to practices, methodologies, and data, co-implementing demonstration actions, experimenting with frameworks, co-developing didactic material, and collaborating in support of leading policy making. We aim to connect and engage with academics, practitioners, policy makers, artists, activists, and professionals of all ages and backgrounds.

Expected Impact

The WAMU Network of global water museums will build a broad, integrative community of practice by coordinating a community of ca 12-20 UNESCO Chairs, 20-30 academics, public institutions and water authorities, NGOs, artists, activists, and reaching 500 million people. Yearly online/hybrid gatherings will be held, policy makers and artists will work together on water management, open access to practices, methodologies, and data will be provided, demonstration actions will be co-implemented, frameworks will be experimented with, didactic and methodological material will be co-developed, and collaborative action towards leading transition strategies will be taken.

179. Funding and Financing the Water Sector

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF WATER
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 8/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51708

Description

Increase funding for the National Water Sector Development Programme and strengthen financial resilience of water sector organizations.

Expected Impact

Increased funding and realization of goals can be achieved through greater collaboration, improved communication, and better use of available resources. These components need to be carefully monitored to ensure that goals are being met and that funding is being effectively used.

180. Significantly improved water efficiency for outdoor landscaping in cities and communities

✍️Input by: Water Efficient Gardens
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51314

Description

: We help residential and commercial properties and institutions in the US become more water efficient by providing sustainable landscaping designs and working with local installers.

Expected Impact

: Our water efficient designs help local water conservation efforts, promote sustainable economic growth and employment, make cities more inclusive and safe, and boost biodiversity.

181. Water and Environmental Adaptation through Maternal Skill Education: Enhances Unborn Child Health and Smart Potential

✍️Input by: Diligent Care for Creative Intelligence Development (DICIDE)
🗺️Country: Nigeria
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49853

Description

: Smart Maternal Strategies are innovative solutions to reduce the negative impact of climate change, water pollution, and other environmental threats on unborn children. Through seminars and conferences, our team has trained over 5,000 Nigerians on maternal skills, which help women have sustainable and healthy newborns. These strategies also help close the gap in inequality, health, education, peace, and justice. With Smart Maternal Strategies, mothers can play their part in their pregnancy to drastically reduce maternal and child mortality and to usher in the next generation of innovators and technologists.

Expected Impact

: We need to focus on maternal skills to ensure smarter and healthier babies, reduce poverty and disease burden, and reduce costs associated with health care. Climate change and environmental conditions can have a direct effect on emotional energy, so it is important to prioritize early development of unborn child health and potential to reduce the threat of water pollution and environmental conditions.

182. Assisting UN Member States in advancing on IWRM implementation through better integration

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership Organisation (GWPO)
🗺️Country: Angola Argentina Armenia Bahamas Bangladesh Botswana Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Chile China Comoros Costa Rica Democratic Republic of the Congo El Salvador Ethiopia Gabon CAPRE Foundation Georgia Ghana Grenada Guatemala Guinea Honduras India Kazakhstan Kenya Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Lesotho Malawi Malaysia Mauritania Mongolia Mozambique Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Pakistan Panama Paraguay Philippines Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Moldova Rwanda Saint Lucia Sao Tomé and Principe Senegal Slovakia Slovenia Somalia South Africa Sudan Tajikistan Global Action Plan The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Trinidad and Tobago Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine Uruguay Uzbekistan Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50577

Description

: The SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme assists governments in designing and implementing country-led responses to SDG indicator 6.5.1, the degree of implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). It is structured around three stages: identifying challenges, developing action plans and implementing solutions. It has already provided seed funding to implement 16 actions, and will support 10 additional countries in this phase (2023-2026) in implementing the designed IWRM solutions. These solutions may include, amongst others, those that improve climate resilience, water quality and reuse, water-use efficiency, ecosystem and biodiversity management, disaster risk reduction and gender and equality.

Expected Impact

: The SDG 6 IWRM Support Programme supports countries to implement integrated water resources management (IWRM) to achieve a range of SDG targets. This is achieved through multi-stakeholder dialogues, harnessing global and regional learnings, and mobilising resources to implement investment plans. The expected impact is increased resilience to climate change and equitable access to water across all uses.

✍️Input by: AFRICAN SAPPHIRE FOUNDATION
🗺️Country: Burkina Faso Nigeria
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50413

Description

We inspire African minds by inspiring charity through education and empowerment, and follow up with projects such as sanitation, provision of boreholes, food and school items, advocacy of national unity and peace, and sport/health benefit events.

Expected Impact

African governments should invest in infrastructure, education and healthcare to promote peace, unity and healthy living.

184. WASH Systems for Health

✍️Input by: Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, UK
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51381

Description

: The UK’s FCDO is launching a five year WASH Systems for Health program to support up to five developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to strengthen the systems needed to establish reliable, resilient, and inclusive WASH services. The program aims to contribute to better health, nutrition, and education, especially for poorer households and communities, and for women and girls in particular. Up to twelve months will be dedicated to selecting five priority countries from a group of fifteen, and the remaining four years will be dedicated to implementation. The program also plans to establish a global WASH systems support hub to respond to demand from governments for advice and support on WASH systems strengthening.

Expected Impact

: This new action will help strengthen the core systems used by governments to establish and sustain WASH services, which will improve people’s health and wellbeing and help end preventable deaths of mothers, young children and infants. It will also contribute to universal health coverage and improving access to WASH in health care facilities and schools, with a focus on quality education for girls.

185. WE-ACT

✍️Input by: Technische Universitaet Muenchen
🗺️Country: Belgium Germany Kyrgyzstan Netherlands Serbia Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51978

Description

: The WE-ACT project is a European Commission-funded initiative to promote a shift to climate-sensitive water allocation systems and financing mechanisms in Central Asian transboundary rivers. The project aims to demonstrate a Decision Support System (DSS) to increase shared benefits and enable climate-risk informed water allocation planning, as well as to improve water policies and institutional capacity. The project will rely on innovative data, models and digital technologies, and will be carried out in two catchments of a transboundary river in Central Asia.

Expected Impact

: The WE-ACT project is expected to accelerate the implementation of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to water and climate change, including SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 13 (climate action), and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals). It will contribute to achieving these goals by promoting more efficient and equitable allocation of water resources, increasing the resilience of the water sector to climate change, and fostering cross-border cooperation and partnerships. The project also has the potential to contribute to other SDGs such as SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy).

186. Moonlight Initiative

✍️Input by: Moonlight Initiative
🗺️Country: Kenya
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50390

Description

– Moonlight Initiative is an award-winning female-youth founded forestry consultancy in Kenya working to plant 10,000,000 trees in the next 10 years. They offer consulting services and specialize in policy advocacy, content creation, events management, afforestation activities, study tour facilitation, sustainable tourism advocacy, bamboo curriculum development, and waste management and energy projects.

Expected Impact

: Miss Jungle Kenya 2022, Wendy Omanga, founded the Adopt a Forest Campaign. This campaign brings together multi stakeholders in order to promote climate change initiatives and the use of bamboo for affordable housing. The initiative also includes water and sanitation programs, study tours and conferences, affordable housing bamboo projects, and bamboo/forestry and curriculum-based curriculums. Additionally, Bambooka Lifestyle Ltd provides services such as tree/bamboo nursery set up, sale of seedlings, bamboo/tree propagation techniques, bamboo plantation management, bamboo shoots preparation technology, camping, nature walks, and safaris.

187. Renewing Water Governance to localize SDG 6

✍️Input by: United Cities and Local Governments/Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments
🗺️Country: Benin Chile Democratic Republic of the Congo European Commission France Indonesia Kenya Malaysia Mexico Morocco Namibia Nepal Nigeria South Africa Spain Tunisia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50674

Description

: On behalf of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, our initiative aims to bring to light the crucial role that local and regional governments play in water related issues and the need to involve subnational institutions in global water governance. We call on the international multilateral system to provide support and capacity building for LRGs to engage in this process and to consider many aspects of an urban world, such as rural and urban territories, and small and intermediate cities, in order to foster peace and address inequality, climate change and biodiversity.

Expected Impact

: This initiative calls for a stronger consideration of water as a human right, including access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all, and for the strengthening of local and regional government capacities to build sustainable management models. We call on national governments and the international system to contribute to the development of an enabling environment for local and regional governments to implement water efficiently. We also call for the involvement of intermediary cities, small towns, and rural areas and territories in the achievement of SDG6, and for the promotion of participatory, inclusive approaches that ensure all voices are accounted for and represented in decision-making. Finally, we call for the renewal of the financial structure and different involvement of the private sector to ensure goal 6 is achieved.

188. W12+ Blueprint

✍️Input by: W12+ Programs
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Brazil Canada China Colombia Cuba France India Indonesia Japan Kenya Liberia Malawi Mali Mexico Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands Peru Rwanda South Africa United States of America Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49591

Description

The W12+ Blueprint is an online database and knowledge-sharing platform that hosts city profiles and case studies of programs, technologies, policies, and other work that addresses common water security challenges. The living database is accessible to anyone, highly researched, and written for a non-technical audience, in order to promote replication, scaling, and knowledge sharing between cities and communities facing similar water challenges.

Expected Impact

The W12+ Blueprint is an online database and knowledge-sharing platform that encourages global replication, scaling, and knowledge sharing of proven solutions to water security challenges in cities and communities. This platform facilitates an exchange of information, experiences, and best practices, and supports SDG implementation by promoting replication and scaling of innovative solutions. It offers a unique focus on relationality, linking case studies and city profiles to issues and solutions, allowing users to search by their interests.

189. Institutional and Human Capacity

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF WATER
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51712

Description

Train staff in technical, financial, managerial, fund mobilization, water governance and leadership skills.

Expected Impact

: Increase staff and funding to strengthen an organization’s capacity to achieve its goals.

190. PNRR – Investments in the resilience of the irrigation agro system for better management of water resources

✍️Input by: Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51173

Description

: This project aims to improve the management of water resources and reduce losses, promote the measurement and monitoring of water uses, reduce illegal water withdrawals in rural areas, and increase the resilience of the irrigated agro-ecosystem to extreme climatic events. It will do this by converting irrigation systems to more efficient models, adapting distribution networks to reduce losses, and installing technology to measure and monitor water usage. Additionally, it will map and identify wastewater treatment plants that can be used for agricultural uses and promote the monitoring of private water withdrawal licenses. These measures are designed to increase the availability of water for irrigation and increase the resilience of the agro-ecosystem to drought events.

Expected Impact

: This measure aims to increase water use efficiency and protect natural heritage, as well as strengthen resilience and adaptation to climate-related risks. Resources will be distributed to all regions, with a focus on the southern regions.

191. Nauru’s UN Water Conference Pledge

✍️Input by: Department of Climate Change & National Resilience, Government of the Republic of Nauru
🗺️Country: Nauru
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51391

Description

Nauru has committed to addressing its water needs and is making progress, but faces challenges in accessing developmental financing. Existing in-country projects will be used to address these commitments.

Expected Impact

: By restoring the water cycle, Nauru can work towards achieving multiple aspects of the 2030 Agenda, as water is interconnected with many other areas such as agriculture, environment, livestock, health and wellbeing.

192. European Union commitments mobilising and ensuring the sustainability of finance

✍️Input by: European Union
🗺️Country: European Commission
🌡️Bingometer: 3/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51170

Description

: The European Union commits to mobilizing and ensuring the sustainability of finance for water-related activities, such as improvements in water infrastructure and wastewater treatment, as well as reforms and investments with focus on water management and resource conservation. The EU also commits to securing the necessary funding for water-positive investment flows through appropriate pricing of all water uses, and to continuing its work on the sustainable finance framework, including the development of technical screening criteria for activities related to water and marine resources.

Expected Impact

: The EU is working to mobilize water-related finance to improve water services in the EU and its partner countries, while also promoting regional development and aiding in the recovery from COVID-19. It is also securing funding for water and water-positive investments, as well as mobilizing and ensuring the sustainability of finance for activities that contribute to the sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources.

193. World Water and Sanitation Workforce Initiative

✍️Input by: Josh’s Water Jobs
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50774

Description

The World Water and Sanitation Workforce (WWSW) initiative is a global multi-stakeholder alliance of organizations from water/sanitation, agriculture, health, education, labor, economic development, technology, gender and youth that aims to attract, educate, train, protect and retain water and sanitation professionals in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. The initiative will focus on six impact areas: assessment of the professional gap, enabling environment, attracting diverse talent, education and training, ensuring employment security, health and safety, and retaining and strengthening leadership talent. The WWSW will collaborate with international organizations such as the ILO, UNESCO, WMO, FAO, World Bank, Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA)/UN Habitat), Toilet Board Coalition, and others.

Expected Impact

This project seeks to increase understanding of the current water and sanitation workforce and human resources gaps, as well as the enabling environment for efforts to professionalize, strengthen, and expand the workforce. The project will also help improve working conditions and employability, including occupational safety and health.

194. Leveraging technology to promote water conservation

✍️Input by: PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
🗺️Country: Singapore
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50460

Description

: PUB is rolling out the first phase of the Smart Water Meter Programme, which will install smart water meters in residential, commercial and industrial buildings and allow customers to access their daily and hourly water consumption, receive alerts on leaks and high usage, and become smarter users of water. PUB will review the rollout and take into account advances in technology before implementing subsequent phases.

Expected Impact

: The Smart Water Meter Programme will contribute to SDG 6, 12 and 13 by increasing water-use efficiency, reducing water consumption and promoting sustainable consumption and management of natural resources. It will also enable PUB to digitally manage water metering services and collect data.

195. Permaculture Literacy Project

✍️Input by: Dale Cyril Dejecacion
🗺️Country: Philippines
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50710

Description

: By 2025, we will have 40 new permaculture teachers and a leading Permaculture Hub learning site in the region. We will also have institutionalized our Permaculture Literacy Education into Basic & Higher Education, Technical and Vocational Authority. Our Permaculture Literacy Program is youth-led and will be the first in the province. We will have completed Phase 1 of the program with community implementation.

Expected Impact

: Permaculture is a hopeful practice which teaches us how to design like nature and apply its principles to ensure our practices cause more good than harm. It is applicable to any type of ecosystem and sub-climate zones.

196. World Water Walk

✍️Input by: United Progress US and Global
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50601

Description

– World Water Walk is a campaign to raise awareness of the global water crisis, and to encourage conversations, collaborations and actions to make our world water secure. Participants can post their own simulated water walks on social media in order to encourage others to do their own water walks. This campaign provides a unique and tangible link to those whose suffering is among the greatest and most poignant.

Expected Impact

Water Walk is using social media to create compelling media in order to raise awareness and action towards water security. Likes, comments, tags, reposts and quoted reposts are all ways to track activity and engagement. The goal is to move from awareness raising to action leading up to World Water Day 2024.

197. Doubling annual financial commitment and increasing capacity in supporting water managers in 17 partnerships around the globe.

✍️Input by: Dutch Water Authorities
🗺️Country: Argentina Burkina Faso Colombia Ethiopia Ghana Indonesia Kenya Mali Mozambique Peru Romania South Africa State of Palestine Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Vietnam Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50325

Description

: The Blue Deal is a collaboration between the Dutch water authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands and other organisations to achieve SDG6. It aims to improve access to clean, sufficient and safe water for 20 million people. The partners of the Blue Deal work together on long-term solutions to manage and maintain water resources in a sustainable way, incorporating climate adaptation and social inclusion. The programme seeks to build capacity in governance and integrated water management, and also to create leverage with other investment programmes.

Expected Impact

: The Blue Deal programme is a capacity-building initiative that aims to strengthen water governance and climate-resilient Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) in other countries. The programme is divided into two stages and will provide an increased financial size of €10 million per year. The programme will use a three-tier approach to capacity-building, including promoting adequate knowledge and expertise on water, strong institutions, and good cooperation with key stakeholders. Activities will also focus on operation and maintenance to ensure improved IWRM is sustained.

198. WASH results in Goal Area 4 of the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2022-2025

✍️Input by: UNICEF
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Angola Bangladesh Barbados Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Botswana Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad China Colombia Comoros Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Ola Test Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji Gabon CAPRE Foundation Ghana Global Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Iraq Jordan Kenya Kiribati Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Maldives Mali Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Pakistan Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Moldova Rwanda Samoa Sao Tomé and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Suriname Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Global Action Plan Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Tunisia Uganda Ukraine Uruguay Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51122

Description

: UNICEF is working to ensure that every child has access to safe and equitable water, sanitation and hygiene services, and lives in a safe and sustainable climate and environment. This includes establishing sustainable water and sanitation services, strengthening water, sanitation and hygiene systems, providing vital hygiene supplies, and empowering communities to practice good hygiene. UNICEF is also implementing initiatives such as the Sanitation Game Plan and the Water Security for All in order to reach vulnerable populations.

Expected Impact

: UNICEF works to ensure that every child has access to safe and equitable WASH services and lives in a safe and sustainable climate and environment. This work contributes to health, education, nutrition, environmental, resilience, and gender components of the 2030 Agenda, including Sustainable Development Goals 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, and 13, and is linked to sustainable progress in other Sustainable Development Goals, including Goals 2, 3, and 4, and contributes to Goals 1, 16, and 17.

199. Driving action on water, sanitation, hygiene and health in the pan-European region through the Protocol on Water and Health

✍️Input by: Joint secretariat of the Protocol on Water and Health (UNECE and WHO/Europe)
🗺️Country: Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Canada Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco Montenegro Netherlands The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Norway Poland Portugal Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Tajikistan Turkey Turkmenistan Ukraine United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United States of America Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51073

Description

: UNECE and the WHO Regional Office for Europe are committed to promoting the Protocol on Water and Health in the pan-European region. This protocol is the first legally binding treaty that focuses on the interlinkages between water, sanitation, hygiene and health in order to protect human health and well-being. UNECE and the WHO Regional Office for Europe will work together to increase the number of Parties to the Protocol, set and achieve intersectoral targets on water, sanitation, hygiene and health, collect integrated data, promote assessment and implementation tools, develop practical solutions and guidance, and facilitate peer-to-peer support and exchange across countries.

Expected Impact

This commitment to water, sanitation, hygiene, and health will strengthen governance and action towards universal access to safe water and sanitation, improve data collection and availability, increase climate-resilience of water systems, enhance cooperation through facilitating intersectoral exchange, and contribute to the implementation of the Water Action Agenda.

200. WaterAid’s agenda for transformational change

✍️Input by: WaterAid
🗺️Country: Australia Bangladesh Burkina Faso Cambodia Canada Colombia Ethiopia Ghana India Japan Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mozambique Nepal Niger Nigeria Pakistan Papua New Guinea Rwanda Senegal South Africa Sweden Global Action Plan Timor-Leste Uganda Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50762

Description

We will catalyse and support universal, safe, and sustainable WASH services to demonstrate and influence wider scale progress in addressing inequalities, influence and support the prioritisation of WASH across health systems, influence and catalyse action to strengthen climate resilience, increase the quantity and quality of WASH financing, advance gender equality in WASH, and work in collective action with others.

Expected Impact

By 2032, we aim to see 400 million more people with sustainable and safe WASH, and $15 billion more a year mobilised for WASH in low- and middle-income countries.

201. Integrated governance of water and marine protection for achievement of SDG 6 and SDG 14

✍️Input by: Ministry of the Environment, Finland
🗺️Country: Finland
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51111

Description

Finland has merged water and marine policies in practice by combining the governance structures for water and marine protection. The aim is a concerted preparation of River Basin Management Plans and the Marine Strategy for Finland, which include measures to achieve a good status of waters. Effective integration of water and marine protection to sectoral policies is necessary for source to sea management of waters, and regional and local authorities as well as stakeholders are included in the framework.

Expected Impact

: Integrated governance in Finland contributes towards achieving SDG 6 and SDG 14 targets in inland waters and in the Baltic Sea by aligning River Basin Management Plans and Marine Strategy and providing cost-efficient and targeted measures. It also serves as a good practice of Source to Sea management.

202. Smart Water Utilization for Smart and Precision Farming, Urban Farming and Food Security Innovation

✍️Input by: Caribbean Applied Engineering and Science Research Foundation
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51376

Description

: Applied research and engineering to introduce technologies, skills, and innovation to enable optimal use of small-scale farming, provide food security, and focus on smart technologies for water, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity through effective and sustainable use of water, land, and biodiversity resources.

Expected Impact

Showcase best practices, traditional farming and water utilization techniques, combined with new technologies and innovation, to create local food security solutions for SIDS, urban, and rural farming settings.

203. Sustainable access to WASH for epidemic prevention and climate action for an additional 10 million people by 2030

✍️Input by: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Bangladesh Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana Guatemala Indonesia Iraq Kenya Malawi Mozambique Nepal Nigeria Pakistan Philippines South Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Global Action Plan Uganda Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51114

Description

: The IFRC’s One WASH initiative seeks to deliver immediate and sustained solutions to water borne epidemics and pandemics, climate action, poverty reduction and more. It aims to reach 10 million vulnerable people in over 20 countries by 2030 and invests in sustainable long-term WASH programs. It also increases access to safe water and adequate sanitation, delivers hygiene behavior change interventions, improves community-based surveillance and response capacity, and invests in small-scale food and livestock production.

Expected Impact

WASH is a direct, concrete and measurable action on SDG 6 that will reduce the risk of epidemics and the effects of climate change by increasing the number of people in vulnerable communities who have access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene. Investing in WASH can provide economic productivity and reduce expenditure in disaster response, leading to fewer problems associated with climate change.

204. Partnership with IRC in order to build WASH systems to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals and driving universal access to sustainable WASH services

✍️Input by: The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Benin Burkina Faso Ethiopia Ghana Honduras India Mali Niger Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50920

Description

Dutch Programmatic Funding and Partnership supports IRC’s role in the sector as a change hub, providing sector knowledge brokerage, communications, convening, coordination, and evidence-based policy advice to governments and development partners.

Expected Impact

: IRC focuses on knowledge management, capacity building, innovation and research, advocacy of innovative approaches and best practices, and policy development in order to strengthen and build global, national and local WASH systems, to ensure sustainable infrastructure and uninterrupted, high quality WASH services, in line with the SDG6 ambitions. It acts as a change hub in support of broadly based district, national and global partnerships.

205. Implementar el Plan de Acción para la Gestión Integrada de los Recursos Hídricos

✍️Input by: Ministerio del Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible
🗺️Country: Paraguay
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51295

Description

: Fortalecer el marco legal e institucional para la planificación y gestión de los recursos hídricos, fortalecer el monitoreo hidrometeorológico a nivel nacional, promover y coordinar la generación de conocimiento, impulsar procesos de participación pública y del sector privado, y diseñar mecanismos para lograr la sostenibilidad financiera para la gestión integrada de los recursos hídricos para acelerar la GIRH del país.

Expected Impact

El Plan de Acción para la GIRH identifica acciones para la evaluación del ODS 6.5.1, generando una hoja de ruta para los actores involucrados para lograr mejoras en el agua. Esto ayudará a mejorar los conocimientos técnicos y desarrollar la capacidad necesaria para generar cambios en los sectores y la población.

206. New Wastewater Treatment Facility Aruba

✍️Input by: Government of Aruba
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51175

Description

: A new wastewater treatment facility is being built in the hotel area of Aruba, with a capacity of 15,000 cubic meters of wastewater daily. The effluent can be used for wetlands, irrigation, and agriculture. The new facility will adhere to the good governance code of Aruba, which was introduced in 2023.

Expected Impact

: The new water treatment facility will improve Aruba’s food security and environment, and help with sustainable water management and climate risk.

207. Accelerating professionalized water supply and sanitation services through capacity building including in regulation for dramatic improvements in water, sanitation, and hygiene in communities and health care facilities

✍️Input by: World Health Organization
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50919

Description

: This initiative is a multi-partner collaboration led by WHO to promote human-health related risk management approaches such as water and sanitation safety planning, and tools such as WASH FIT for improving and sustaining services in health care facilities and water and sanitation sanitary inspection forms. It will rely on WHO and partner country offices and their stakeholders to deliver tailored professional training and outreach to community members in practical, useful elements of the risk management approaches. Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) considerations will be integrated within the commitment initiative.

Expected Impact

This commitment will support the development of improved drinking water and sanitation regulations, the implementation of risk-based quality improvements, and improved public health outcomes, such as a reduction in water-borne diseases.

208. Patagonia as World Heritage Site: A way to protect water and face Climate Global Crisis

✍️Input by: Corporación Privada para el Desarrollo de Aysén
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50749

Description

We are committed to protect water for life, its sustainable use, and promoting solutions based on nature to tackle climate crisis and biodiversity.

Expected Impact

Getting involved in grassroots organizations and communities is an important step to protect the glaciers of Patagonia, which are an important part of global climate regulation.

209. Climate-Water-Nexus: Integrated Water Resources Management in the Niger Basin (CLIM’O_NB)

✍️Input by: Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), Federal Republic of Germany; Niger Basin Authority
🗺️Country: Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Chad Côte d’Ivoire Guinea Mali Niger Nigeria Germany
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50314

Description

: The Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) have committed to a project that will allow them to mainstream climate change adaptation and mitigation into regional planning, implementation and monitoring mechanisms for the Niger River Basin, which is home to 160 million people. The project will focus on three transboundary tributaries to the Niger river: the Sankarani, Mekrou and Benue sub-basins, and will aim to trigger a transformation in view of how the basin is governed and how user groups can resolve resource conflicts.

Expected Impact

: This project aims to improve the implementation of transboundary IWRM measures for CCA and CCM in the Niger basin. This will increase capacity and provide successful transboundary and climate-smart IWRM solutions, better access to information and evidence-based planning tools, and mechanisms for upscaling transboundary IWRM and Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus approaches. Involvement of local SMEs in the development of climate-adaptive business cases and a “Women and Youth Innovation Award” are also part of the project.

210. Freshwater Challenge

✍️Input by: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
🗺️Country: Colombia Democratic Republic of the Congo Ecuador Gabon Mexico Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51667

Description

The Freshwater Challenge is a multi-stakeholder partnership designed to integrate freshwater restoration into national action programs, policies and planning frameworks. It seeks to set freshwater restoration targets, collect commitments, initiatives and actions from all stakeholders to improve planning, and mobilize resources to accelerate implementation. The aim is to bring life and ecosystem services back to rivers and inland wetlands and support sustained prosperity for people and nature. It addresses fragmentation in global water governance, siloed approaches to water management, and challenges to mainstream the topic into national sustainable development strategies.

Expected Impact

The Freshwater Challenge seeks to restore 30% of degraded freshwater ecosystems by 2030. It is a country-driven initiative that will mobilize resources and expertise to support the definition and implementation of national restoration targets. It has three interrelated pillars: Knowledge, Plans and Strategies, and Resources.

211. Promoting more dialogues between SDG6 & SDG14 to accelerate the 2030 Agenda by encouraging international, intergenerational and cross-sectoral cooperation among organizations that place the Water and the Ocean at the center of their research and business.

✍️Input by: Acqua Mater
🗺️Country: Angola Brazil Cabo Verde Cameroon Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador European Commission Ireland Italy Lebanon Monaco Netherlands Norway Panama Portugal Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50013

Description

: Acqua Mater’s Institutional Voluntary Commitment seeks to promote more synergies and dialogues between SDG 6 and SDG 14 to accelerate the 2030 agenda by encouraging international, intergenerational and cross-sectoral cooperation and partnerships among individuals and collectives that place the Water and the Ocean in the center of their research and business. To measure the progress of this action-oriented commitment, Acqua Mater will consider SDG6 and SDG14 targets and lead change while influencing its partners to bridge SDG6 and SDG14 as part of a global movement.

Expected Impact

: The Source to Sea Approach has been considered a way to protect all water bodies by promoting an integrated vision. Those who work for the implementation of SDG 14 and SDG 6 targets can benefit from collaboration, since there are common agendas. Desalinated water, improved access to sanitation and hygiene, reduced ocean pollution, protection of the ocean from climate crisis, transboundary cooperation, and ocean literacy are all ways in which the Source to Sea Approach can benefit the implementation of SDG 6 targets.

212. Promote water conservation in agriculture and improve the use efficiency of farmland irrigation water

✍️Input by: Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China
🗺️Country: China
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50836

Description

: The Chinese government has placed a high priority on SDG 6.4 of substantially increasing water-use efficiency. It is promoting the intensive, economical, and efficient utilization of water resources in irrigated areas, deepening the comprehensive pricing reforms for water used in agriculture, and monitoring the effective utilization coefficient of farmland irrigation water.

Expected Impact

N/A

213. Linkage of SDGs 3, 4, 5 and 12 with SDG 6

✍️Input by: Population Matters
🗺️Country: Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50701

Description

– Population Matters will partner with organisations that promote SDGs 3, 4, and 5 through its Empower to Plan funding programme and educate the public and relevant stakeholders on the linkage between achieving SDG 6 and actions to promote sexual and reproductive health, education, gender equality, and sustainable consumption. This will be done through dedicated content and emphasising how these actions lead to lower fertility rates and population growth, as well as how consumption choices and levels contribute to water challenges.

Expected Impact

The Empower to Plan partnership work is yet to be identified, but based on previous projects, it is expected that communities will have the tools and resources to work towards SDG6. Additionally, our educational work seeks to secure greater public and stakeholder support for SDGs 3, 4 and 5, and our website receives 900,000 visitors a year, promoting sustainable consumption choices in line with Target 12.8.

214. Democratizing by redesigning the Rules for Partnering: New Models for Water Action for Sustainable development

✍️Input by: CONFEDERATION OF NGOs OF RURAL INDIA
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50703

Description

We are focusing on equitable access to water and land resources through sustainable development, with mass outreach and communication, construction of water saving structures, seminars and conferences, and examining current cropping patterns. We have a nationwide decentralized structure with a Senior Management team and a Secretary General to provide governance, and have so far constructed 400 CNBs and 1000 CCTs, saving 80 million liters of water.

Expected Impact

We have been a pressure group to conserve water and have successfully implemented mandatory water harvesting structures in urban areas. This has ensured availability of clean drinking water and has also improved soil fertility which increases harvests.

215. Strengthening Climate Resilience through Expansion of Investment in the Water Sector

✍️Input by: Asia Water Council
🗺️Country: Cambodia China Indonesia Lao People’s Democratic Republic Mongolia Philippines Republic of Korea Thailand
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50682

Description

The Asia Water Council (AWC) is organizing a Side Event on the margins of the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York to raise international awareness of strengthening climate resilience by expanding partnerships between the private sector and investors in the water sector. This event seeks to discover new cooperative development projects and contribute to overcoming the water-related climate crisis and strengthening global climate resilience through policy and technology sharing.

Expected Impact

: This side event aims to bring Asian countries and international organizations together to take action and secure sustainable water welfare for Asian countries. AWC will call for the active participation of Asian countries and organizations to help achieve this goal.

216. Leveraging the Principles for Resilient Infrastructure and UNDRR’s Stress-testing tool to advance water infrastructure resiliency

✍️Input by: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50852

Description

: Water-related hazards, such as floods and droughts, have significant impacts on water infrastructure, causing damage and disruption in the availability of clean drinking water and other activities. To improve water infrastructure resilience, there is a need to address the barriers and challenges, such as short-term thinking, local institutional capacity, policy and regulatory frameworks, and investment.

Expected Impact

: UNDRR has developed the Principles for Resilient Infrastructure and a Resilient Infrastructure Stress Test tool to help governments and stakeholders better understand and strengthen infrastructure resilience, with particular attention to climate change impacts and green, blue and hybrid infrastructure solutions. The tool helps identify vulnerabilities and prioritize necessary improvements, while also taking into account the inter-dependencies between infrastructure systems.

217. European Energy Network (EnR) Working Group on Water-Energy Nexus

✍️Input by: ADENE – Portuguese Energy Agency on behalf of EnR – European Energy Network
🗺️Country: Austria Bulgaria Croatia Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Slovakia Spain Sweden Switzerland Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50932

Description

: The EnR Water-Energy Nexus Working-group aims to contribute towards the European Green Deal targets, by discussing the interlinkages between water and energy and providing support to national policies on water, energy, and climate action. The goals of the WG include exchanging information, developing knowledge, fostering opportunities and creating a community.

Expected Impact

The European Network of Regulators (EnR) Water-Energy Nexus Working-group (EnR WEN WG) focuses its approach on water as a key energy efficiency driver, a critical resource for renewable energy, and a vital part of the energy transition and climate action. The main goals of the working group are to cooperate and advocate for WEN in energy and water policies and instruments, collect and monitor data related to the WEN, and disseminate results and conclusions. The EnR WEN WG also plans to study new topics relevant to the WEN in order to foster renewable water and energy sources under an integrated nexus approach.

218. Water Access Acceleration Fund (W2AF)

✍️Input by: Incofin Investment Management
🗺️Country: France Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50755

Description

: W2AF is the world’s first water-focused blended finance impact fund, designed to close the funding gap for sustainable and scalable solutions that improve access to clean and affordable drinking water for bottom of pyramid populations in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

Expected Impact

: The W2AF fund uses patient capital to invest in innovative water businesses in order to provide 20 billion liters of safe drinking water to 30 million people by 2030. This will be done with a climate and gender lens to support environmental protection, resilience to climate change, and improved opportunities for women.

219. Bringing our rivers back to life

✍️Input by: Avaaz
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51678

Description

: Avaaz is mobilising its 70 million members worldwide to secure government action to protect and restore freshwater ecosystems. We will fight against the privatisation and commodification of water, support water defenders, and work with countries to push all governments to ensure the preservation of freshwater ecosystems for the sake of life on Earth. We will use multilateral and national forums to deliver this campaign and urge more governments to join. We will continue to work with water defenders, indigenous peoples, and local communities, to elevate and materialise the historic vision of the Water Justice Manifesto.

Expected Impact

: Avaaz will continue to bring citizens’ voices to the international water agenda, to ensure that water defenders, frontline communities, and indigenous peoples, are at the heart of the decision-making process. We will work with our partners and allies to demand the acceleration of political action to stop and reverse the degradation of vital ecosystems, in line with science, during this decisive decade.

220. End freshwater withdrawals for mining processes in Los Bronces by 2030, while providing new water supply for communities in need.

✍️Input by: Anglo American – Chile
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50633

Description

: Anglo American’s Integrated Water Security Plan for the Los Bronces mine in Chile will reduce freshwater withdrawals by 50% by 2030. This will be achieved through an agreement with Aguas Pacifico to supply 500 l/s of desalinated sea water from a new desalination plant and an innovative swap scheme to increase the supply of desalinated water for human consumption in exchange for treated wastewater to supply the operation. This will provide greater water security to 20,000 people while also increasing drinking water security for almost 1 million people before 2030. The IWSP complements the existing Rural Water Program which is strengthening local water governance initiatives and has generated more than 35% increase in water availability and benefited more than 130,000 people.

Expected Impact

Anglo American’s mining processes will cease freshwater withdrawals in water stressed areas, increasing water availability for human consumption and sanitation. Water reuse will be increased through recirculation and desalinated water, while strengthening communities’ Rural Drinking Water Systems with the Rural Drinking Water Program, currently benefiting over 130,000 people.

221. Using standard model of our existence precising our acting&managing by the 2030 Agenda as IP-basis and info&edu and operational template – for ensuring by acting within&with it reliable objectives of the Water Action Agenda as its nuclei

✍️Input by: Marchlewicz Marketing Management Agency
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50712

Description

Initiative relays on giving to UN Water&UN System and through it to all Member States an IP-based access for using as IP-basis and info/educational and operational template, a scientifically-underpinned standard model of our existence to ensure reliable objectives of the Water Action Agenda within&with the 2030 Agenda as its global nuclei. The model presents our development as composed of individual material bodies having energy-referred features of to be built/precised, externally expressed&forwarded intelligent cognizing/knowledge reality&themselves, developing within&with use Earth environment system composed of (land-water-air)matter&(3 bands) energy subsystems in primary equilibrium EES enabling occurring our existence (by climate)&its realizing by us by its particular components, and results of our features. It includes the art-based concept on EES equilibrium by H.Marchlewicz, his project of its demonstration form – for replication/scaling; conceptual projects of its exemplary applications – for realizing.

Expected Impact

: A fundamental-law based IP-standard model could be used to ensure water objectives by WAA within&with the 2030 Agenda. This model would involve countries, UN and global&national structures of other UN-agendas, with WAA as global nuclei of sustainable development enabling solving any challenges. It would involve raising global awareness on the background way&rules&interlinks of our existence, and making clear the key but passive role of EES with water as its integral component. This model would involve ordering local/national/global WAA commitments by tasks defined by the model, and introducing measuring of knowledge/IP (development&its progress) starting from identification its actual reference level.

222. Addressing water scarcity in agriculture through partnerships and innovation

✍️Input by: UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
🗺️Country: Argentina Australia Austria Bahamas Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Burundi Cabo Verde Cambodia Canada Cuba Ethiopia European Commission Gabon Lesotho Libya Madagascar Mexico Morocco Namibia Netherlands Sao Tomé and Principe Senegal Sweden Switzerland Global Action Plan Ukraine Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50673

Description

: FAO has launched the AWSAMe initiative to address water scarcity in agriculture and the environment, and is hosting the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG). WASAG is open to all Member countries and its Partners include UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, academia, civil society, and the private sector. WASAG has four key action areas to deliver solutions, in addition to the working groups. Cabo Verde has hosted the WASAG International Forum twice and adopted the Praia Declaration and Call for Action, which invited all Member countries to become Partners of WASAG.

Expected Impact

The collaboration between WASAG Partners and FAO has been successful in accelerating the implementation of the SDGs by avoiding duplication and strengthening linkages through the work of the working groups and their activities.

223. Western Wetlands and new RAMSAR areas Aruba

✍️Input by: Government of Aruba
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51176

Description

The Aruba National Park Foundation (FPNA) is developing a comprehensive conservation plan for the Western Wetlands, which consists of five distinct saliñas. This plan will include education and recreation as integral parts of conservation, and will aim to safeguard the protected wetland areas and adjoining marine environment, and increase the value of the tourist product through sustainable nature experiences.

Expected Impact

– The Western Wetland and new RAMSAR areas in Aruba address climate risks, loss of biodiversity and pollution with a nature-based solution and a new wastewater treatment facility.

224. Automated, Continuous, and Online Water Quality Monitoring (ONLIMO) for Effective Water Pollution Control

✍️Input by: Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
🗺️Country: Indonesia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51084

Description

: ONLIMO is an online and real-time water quality monitoring system that uses sensors to measure water quality in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, beaches and sea waters or even wastewater in industries. The technical consideration used to determine monitoring points for ONLIMO includes representing sources of pollution, locating in the main outlets of watersheds, in the intake point of drinking water processing facilities, and in upstream areas with little to no human intervention.

Expected Impact

: Indonesia has installed 200 units of ONLIMO in 15 priority watersheds in order to monitor water quality changes, provide early warning systems in case of pollution events, reduce the cost and time of sampling and lab analysis, raise awareness of the general public, and reduce the risk of danger, accident and human error in sampling and lab analysis. This monitoring will help improve the health and productivity of the community and support the achievement of SDG 6 of clean water and sanitation.

225. Rethinking Collective Action and Investment Planning for a Water Secure World

✍️Input by: Danone
🗺️Country: Australia Macquarie University France Netherlands Sweden Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51992

Description

: We aim to RETHINK our approach to water resources management and investment planning by creating a Collective Action Coalition to foster collaboration between public and private stakeholders. This coalition aims to secure multi-sectorial, multipurpose investments and instigate lasting economic change towards regenerative, water-secure development models. We will demonstrate this multisector public-private radical collaboration approach in select regions of the world by the World Water Forum in Bali.

Expected Impact

: We aspire to build an inclusive and open collaborative process between public, private and societal actors, close gaps in finance, and create a positive impact on all stakeholders while enabling sustainable activities and ensuring the provision of public goods depending on water security.

226. BIO-PLATEAUX: strengthen transboundary cooperation for water resources and aquatic biodiversity management in the Guiana shield

✍️Input by: Guiana Water Office (OEG), France
🗺️Country: Brazil France Suriname
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51650

Description

: The BIO-PLATEAUX initiative is a transboundary cooperation effort between French Guiana, Suriname, and the Brazilian state of Amapá to tackle the lack of access to essential services, increasing pressures on water resources and aquatic environments, and climate change in the shared basins of the Maroni and Oyapock rivers. The initiative’s first phase (2019-2022) focused on developing knowledge in three dimensions: to know each other better, to know better water resources, and to make known the challenges and expectancies of the territories. The second phase (2022-2026) will focus on the creation of a Transboundary Observatory, with components such as institutional prefiguration, animation of the network of actors, knowledge and studies, and river basin planning.

Expected Impact

: The BIO-PLATEAUX initiative will be a real accelerator for SDG implementation in the Guiana shield. It will be a concrete and sustainable instrument to strengthen cooperation and promote an integrated vision in the area, as well as promote nature-based solutions and new disruptive technologies. The initiative is supported and promoted by authorities of the three beneficiary territories, and is financed by a group of donors. Activities are consistent with legal framework of each country.

227. Towards Health, Safety and Dignity of All Workers

✍️Input by: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Burkina Faso India Kenya Nepal Nigeria Pakistan Global Action Plan Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51399

Description

We commit to embedding sanitation workers’ rights in the Water Action Agenda, to ensure they are not neglected. Our commitment focuses on social protection, access to health, occupational safety, fair contracts, recognition of worker groups, and opportunities for growth and alternate careers. By 2030, we aim to improve the evidence, policy, legislation, and regulation in at least 10 countries, amplify workers’ voices, and document and share innovative approaches for replication across contexts.

Expected Impact

Sanitation workers are often invisible, but are essential to the sanitation process and achieving SDG 6.2. To ensure sanitation workers have access to basic human rights such as health and safety, multilateral and bilateral agencies should form working groups to facilitate the sharing of ideas and innovations. Additionally, frontline sanitation workers should be given platforms to express their concerns and agendas.

228. Circular wastewater treatment: Extracting biopolymers from wastewater sludge in Campinas, Brazil

✍️Input by: TU Delft
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51999

Description

: We are bringing a demonstration installation from Europe to Brazil to extract a valuable biopolymer from sewage sludge. This biopolymer can be used to create local value chains and replace oil-derived materials. We will also integrate nutrients recovery into the process. The project will serve as a model for other places in the global south to recover resources from wastewater and provide economic incentives for sanitation.

Expected Impact

We are working to improve sanitation worldwide by developing wastewater treatment and desalination plants that reduce energy costs, return more clean water, and generate income from recovered materials. This work is linked to the SDGs 6, 8, 9, 10, and 17, and is based on the principles of creating sustainable and circular economies that are based locally.

229. Young Water Fellowship: Empowering the next generation of water entrepreneurs

✍️Input by: Young Water Solutions
🗺️Country: Argentina Bangladesh Macquarie University Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Kenya Mexico Nicaragua Pakistan Peru Philippines Rwanda Senegal South Africa Global Action Plan Uganda Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50599

Description

The Young Water Fellowship (YWF) provides training, coaching, seed funding, and networking support to low and middle income countries to help young people validate, launch, and scale social businesses that address WASH issues in their communities. YWF works in the entire “WASH entrepreneurial pipeline” and engages local incubators to co-deliver the program.

Expected Impact

Young Water Solutions has been supporting start-ups in the water sector with an impact on 1.2 million people in the last 5 years. In the next 7 years, the organization plans to double its impact with 200 start-ups, addressing SDG 6, 14 and other related challenges, while also creating employment and working from a gender approach.

230. Bardawil & Sinai Intiative

✍️Input by: The Weather Makers
🗺️Country: Belgium Egypt Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50335

Description

– We are working to improve the Sinai ecosystems and the socio-economic impact on the local Bedouin tribes through Nature-based Solutions. We are co-creating a masterplan with the local communities and creating an investment catalogue to facilitate economic opportunities.

Expected Impact

: The BSI initiative is an Earth stewardship concept that seeks to increase rainfall and restore the water cycle on a large scale, with the goal of improving local socio-economic conditions, encouraging regenerative fisheries and agriculture, and sequestering greenhouse gases. It also seeks to promote peace, justice and strong institutions and address the SDG’s of reducing hunger, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water and on land.

231. Vision 2030: Water Wellbeing for All

✍️Input by: The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA)
🗺️Country: Ghana Nigeria Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51561

Description

: The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) is a non-governmental organization that works to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, with the aim of reducing maternal and child mortality and morbidity. WBFA works to achieve SDG 3 and SDG 6, by providing reproductive health education, family planning, and improved water, sanitation, and hand washing services. They have also launched an Adolescent Skills and Drills Personal, Social, and Health Education programme, as well as a Hygiene Quest program, in partnership with Reckitt- Dettol Nigeria.

Expected Impact

The WBFA’s WASH programs and advocacy aim to increase equitable, universal access to and use of sustainable WASH services and education, strengthen gender equality, and provide health education and behavior change interventions to 41,200 individuals. The ultimate goal is to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030 by advocating for the provision of equitable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services.

232. Accelerate progress towards inclusive, safely managed sanitation services

✍️Input by: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51219

Description

: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to supporting the achievement of SDG 6.2 and catalyzing the widespread use of safely managed sanitation services. To do this, the foundation is committing $370 million to grantee partnerships between 2023-2026 to support strong national policy, inclusive and sustainable sanitation services, and breakthrough sanitation innovations. This work will help to reduce the burden of poor sanitation and improve the lives of people around the world.

Expected Impact

We aim to transform the sanitation sector to provide universal access to sustainable sanitation, leading to better health, economic, and gender outcomes for underserved populations.

233. Clear Bottle to Save Water Initiative

✍️Input by: China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation
🗺️Country: China
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49607

Description

: CBCGDF is working to reduce the waste of disposable bottled water by conducting field surveys, developing the Green Meeting Index, and working with the media on World Water Day 2021. This has led to the issuance of policy documents in Beijing and other cities requiring the “light bottle initiative”. This initiative is increasingly favored by local policy makers as a measure to implement ecological civilization.

Expected Impact

: Policies in China have been implemented that reduce the waste of bottled water and promote water conservation, which has a positive impact on SDG 6 and an indirect impact on SDG 13, 14, and 15.

234. SDG6 Digital Water Management Initiative – from Catchment to City to Waste

✍️Input by: Nedamco Africa
🗺️Country: Ethiopia Netherlands Rwanda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51353

Description

: This initiative is designed to improve the water needs of millions of people by leveraging digital technologies to measure, report, and verify outcomes of water management. It is being launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the potential to expand to other countries and cities, potentially improving the water needs of half a billion people.

Expected Impact

: Digital twin technology can significantly improve water management in Africa by providing real-time analysis, monitoring, and optimization of water usage and distribution, as well as aiding in the development of new water infrastructure projects. This can help improve access to clean water for communities, reduce waste, and enhance water security.

235. Agricultural project in Somalia to combat food crisis

✍️Input by: AGROBIOTEK-INGENIERIE
🗺️Country: Somalia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50787

Description

: AGROBIOTEK-INGENIERIE and its partners are launching a call to public and private sectors in Somalia to help with environmental rehabilitation projects. They are collaborating with SOMEP, the Somaville University of Somalia, HOARC, and the Ministry of Agriculture to set up training and programmes for the agricultural community, as well as technology transfers and campaigns to route donations of equipment and clothing for the farming community.

Expected Impact

: We are creating a technology to help limit food crisis and fight against drought by saving water through irrigation.

236. Reach 100 million people with safe water and sanitation through the Water and Climate Initiative

✍️Input by: Water.org
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Brazil Cambodia India Indonesia Kenya Mexico Peru Philippines Global Action Plan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50707

Description

– Water.org’s Water and Climate Initiative is designed to provide 100 million people living in poverty with safe water and sanitation solutions. The initiative involves market-building activities, as well as uniting the global capital markets. It will match capital providers with deal flow in emerging markets to create a $1 billion pipeline of high-quality, climate-smart investable deals. This will help to achieve SDG6 and manage climate change.

Expected Impact

: Water.org works to support the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, particularly goal 6. It works with corporate partners, NGOs, and service providers to provide access to clean water and improve sustainability, health, education, gender equality, economic growth, infrastructure, inequality, climate, ecosystem, and peace.

237. European Union commitments enhancing water research and innovation

✍️Input by: European Union
🗺️Country: European Commission
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50809

Description

: The EU commits to promote scientific and technical actions to generate knowledge, generate water resources development scenarios, stimulate dialogue and exchange of knowledge, assess and map water-related risks, support water related research and innovation, protect and restore marine and freshwater ecosystems, and enlarge the community of its Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”. To accomplish this, it has allocated around €133 million in Horizon Europe Cluster 6, €400-500 million in European Partnership Water Security for the Planet, €494 million in Partnership for R&I in the Mediterranean Area, and €350 million in seed funding for Horizon Europe Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters.”

Expected Impact

: By enhancing research and innovation and facilitating the exchange of knowledge from science to policy, it is expected to have an impact on enabling a more integrated and sustainable use of natural resources, including water, for human consumption, agriculture/food security, bioeconomy/blue economy, energy, and the protection and restoration of freshwater and marine ecosystems and biodiversity.

✍️Input by: National Research Institute for Rural Electrification, the Ministry of Water Resources, P. R. China / Hangzhou Regional Center (Asia-Pacific) for Small Hydro Power
🗺️Country: Brazil China Ola Test Egypt India Philippines South Africa
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50841

Description

: Organizing 10 seminars and training courses on water-related technologies and SDG6-related topics for developing countries, providing a platform to promote international exchange and cooperation, and setting up an information exchange platform and regular contact with participants to foster bilateral and multilateral cooperation and training will be carried out both online and offline.

Expected Impact

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239. Piloting Score-Card for equitable access to water and sanitation in Albania under the protocol on water and health

✍️Input by: Water Resource Management Agency of Albania
🗺️Country: Albania
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51119

Description

Albania expressed interest in participating in a self-assessment exercise of the Equitable Access Score-card tool to evaluate water access among different areas, localities, marginal and vulnerable groups. Many stakeholders will be involved in the process.

Expected Impact

This exercise will help Albania evaluate their current access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services and measure the outcomes of different policies and strategies that have been implemented in the sector in recent years. It will also help them prepare for the requirements of the new Drinking Water Directive 2020/2184.

240. Guarda Gotas

✍️Input by: Formulaudaz, Unipessoal, Lda
🗺️Country: Portugal
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50122

Description

Este programa pretende envolver uma comunidade para aumentar a capacidade de retenção de água, promoção da qualidade da água e prevenção da pobreza hídrica. Haverá ações de sensibilização, limpeza dos cursos de água, reabilitação do património hídrico, identificação de locais para retenção de água e melhoria das práticas das actividades económicas. O programa tem o apoio de parceiros como a Fundação Tavares Ferreira, o Laboratório de Monitorização e Investigação Ambiental e o Centro de Investigação Aeronáutica e Astronáutica, bem como da boutique de comunicação Parakalo.

Expected Impact

: Aumentar o interesse da comunidade e dos alunos no conhecimento do recurso hídrico, oferecendo soluções para melhorar a gestão da água, reduzir as perdas de abastecimento, reabilitar os açudes, armazenar água em altitude e reduzir a poluição.

241. Accelerate use of digital solutions for a sustainable future for water

✍️Input by: DHI A/S
🗺️Country: Albania Angola Benin Botswana Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Côte d’Ivoire Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia CAPRE Foundation Greece Guinea-Bissau Hungary India Kenya Lao People’s Democratic Republic Malawi Malaysia Mali Mauritania Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Niger Nigeria Peru Romania Rwanda Senegal South Sudan Spain Sudan Thailand The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Tunisia Turkey Uganda Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50804

Description

DHI is committed to developing digital tools and solutions which integrate water data from source to sea with coherent information systems that can support water and climate services. DHI will also improve early warning systems and further develop data-driven disaster risk management solutions to reduce or mitigate negative impacts of natural hazards. Finally, DHI will establish and implement integrated global water information services that allow for improving water and land management, adapting to climate change and improving socio-economic and environmental resilience.

Expected Impact

This commitment aims to improve water resources management, infrastructure, data collection, and ecosystems restoration in order to contribute to the international agendas such as Climate Action and the 2030 Agenda with a focus on SDG 6, 7, 9, 13, and 14. It will also support multi-purpose uses of water and prediction of future climate change impacts.

242. Healthy Rivers Healthy Oceans – A Source-to-sea action programme to reduce unsustainable land and water resources management pressures on river basins and seas

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership
🗺️Country: Albania Lebanon Montenegro Morocco Mozambique South Africa Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51646

Description

: GWP, UNESCO-IOC, and SIWI are partnering to implement the Healthy Rivers Healthy Oceans Program in 2023-2030, which will focus on improving freshwater and marine ecosystems through innovation and capacity development, enabling action in source-to-sea management and governance, and addressing pollution. The programme will seek to reduce unsustainable land and water resources management pressures that lead to ecosystem degradation and socio-economic consequences.

Expected Impact

: The Healthy Rivers Healthy Oceans Program (HRHO) is a source-to-sea initiative of the Ocean Decade that works to foster concerted action between the ocean and freshwater communities for an integrated response towards sustainable natural resources management. It focuses on three components: addressing capacity shortcomings, enabling source-to-sea action and addressing pollution in source-to-sea systems. It seeks to promote cost-effective and sustainable monitoring solutions, develop national and regional commitments, and increase awareness and capacity to promote coordinated management.

243. Conference: ‘Is Climate change adaptation all about water?’

✍️Input by: Enabel = Belgian Development agency
🗺️Country: Belgium Italy Mozambique Rwanda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51938

Description

: The conference “Climate Change adaptation is all about Water” aims to bring experts and practitioners together to discuss water-climate issues, to collaborate, to manage climate change damages, and to develop solutions to protect water and communities. The objectives are to connect actors, provide key messages and recommendations, and increase the presence of the water sector in international development.

Expected Impact

The conference aims to foster technical, innovative, and financial partnerships to address the issue of water and focus on the WEFE and NBS. It seeks to break down silos, create stronger linkages between the technical sectors, and demonstrate positive paths and experiences for better integration of citizens in data monitoring and decision making. It also seeks to instill the idea that water is necessary to achieve results and provide technical answers to the questions young people are asking about the future of water resources.

244. Localising SDG 6 – Contribution from the Global Task force – Local Authorities Major group

✍️Input by: United Cities and Local Governments ( UCLG)
🗺️Country: Spain
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50328

Description

: The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, facilitated by the United Cities and Local Governments, is an initiative that aims to bring to light the important role that local and regional governments play in water related issues, and to call for a renewed water governance with more involvement from subnational institutions. Our initiative includes a political statement from the constituency of local and regional governments, as well as a presence at the UN Water Conference, in order to advocate for the right to water. We also call for a more interconnected multilateral system based on multi-level governance and multi-stakeholder collaboration, with consideration for rural and urban territories, small and intermediate cities, metropolitan entities, and regions, as well as financial support and capacity building for local and regional governments.

Expected Impact

We call on governments, the international system and the private sector to strengthen local and regional governments’ capacities in building sustainable water management models, protecting water as a public good, and developing an integrated and comprehensive approach to water management. We also call for an enabling environment for local and regional governments to implement essential services such as safe water production and supply, wastewater management, and solid waste management. We emphasize the importance of women and girls’ inclusion in water management, and promoting participatory and inclusive approaches to ensure all voices are represented in decision-making. We also call for the development of innovative financial solidarity mechanisms and for the establishment of instruments to finance water savings.

245. Develop Water Education to Increase Awareness, Stewardship and promote Best Practices

✍️Input by: (don’t) Waste Water
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51772

Description

Our initiative aims to increase global water awareness by releasing 52 episodes of interviews with water experts, innovators, and advocates. Our podcast will be available on all major platforms and accessible to anyone with an internet connection. We hope to engage a global audience and empower them to take action toward a more sustainable future. Join us and let’s make every drop count.

Expected Impact

: We are launching a podcast to raise awareness, inspire action, foster collaboration, amplify underrepresented voices, and drive innovation in water management. Our goal is to create a more informed and engaged public around water issues and to contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

246. Synergy for water now

✍️Input by: H2O4ALL
🗺️Country: Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Liberia Rwanda Uganda Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50576

Description

: H2O4ALL is dedicated to providing safe water and fighting health inequalities for women and girls. They use a life course approach which emphasizes a safe and healthy early life environment. H2O4ALL partners with local authorities, faith communities, and opinion leaders to identify water-related needs and implement projects. They also provide tools for monitoring and evaluating the impact of their projects, including health impact assessments and social surveys. At the one-year mark, H2O4ALL will explore possible expansion and improvement opportunities in the area.

Expected Impact

: At H2O4ALL, we prioritize the implementation of safe water and WaSH initiatives through a community-based approach to address interlinkages between SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and other SDGs. We believe this will help to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; promote water-use efficiency; and protect and restore water ecosystems.

247. Ontario Native Women’s Association Mother Earth Strategy

✍️Input by: Ontario Native Women’s Association
🗺️Country: Canada
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50733

Description

ONWA is committed to developing a ME Strategy that reflects Indigenous women’s responsibilities, traditional ecological knowledge, and practices, with measurable impacts. The Strategy will support Indigenous women and girls through capacity building, advocacy, and the creation of safe spaces for land-based healing practices. Our work will continue to acknowledge the leadership of all Indigenous women land- and water-protectors, and our traditional and sacred teachings from Mother Earth will guide us in the protection of the environment through ceremony, knowledge mobilization, and traditional practices.

Expected Impact

ONWA’s Mother Earth Strategy will help to accelerate SDGs 5, 6, and 15 by providing Indigenous women and girls with the ability to reconnect with their culture and Mother Earth and to reclaim their cultural roles as leaders within their communities. Through the ME Strategy, Indigenous women will have access to cultural and healing activities, knowledge-sharing and building capacity, and the updating of a Water Commission Toolkit to help protect their families and communities from the effects of climate change.

248. Enhancing water use efficiency through transversality systemic approach

✍️Input by: India Water Foundation
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Bhutan India Nepal
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50349

Description

: The India Water Foundation is a non-profit NGO and think tank that focuses on awareness of the importance of water, energy, and environment. They also work to ensure environmental security, water security, energy security, and food security. They use both a “Soft Approach” and a technical approach to address water-related issues. They also focus on capacity building in the North-Eastern part of India, which has abundant water bodies, but often experiences environmental degradation due to unsustainable practices. They use JalMitras (water friends) to spread awareness of water conservation, and create small water reservoirs (JalKunds) to meet needs like drinking and domestic water, irrigation, and micro hydel. They also have communication strategies in place to reduce ground and surface water pollution.

Expected Impact

We strongly support the realization of ‘Think Water – Think Health’, which involves the inclusion of SDG 3 and 6. This will help coordinate between multiple stakeholders and improve the effectiveness of government programs. We suggest that the framework should include holistic water management and ecosystem services, knowledge-driven approaches, indigenous knowledge, nature-based solutions, and modern science-based solutions. We also suggest that the bottom-up approach should involve the localization of water-related interventions and the participation of women, children, youth, and marginalized sections.

249. Implementation of Sustainable Sewage Systems in 06 municipalities in Western Paraná

✍️Input by: ITAIPU Binacional
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 5/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50813

Description

: ITAIPU and SANEPAR are partnering to collectively implement sustainable sewage treatment systems and technological innovations in 6 municipalities in western Paraná. This will help reduce the high nutrient loads in the rivers of the water contribution basin, avoiding the eutrophication of the Itaipu Reservoir and future problems of biological invasion. The partnership will also monitor and measure environmental and socioeconomic benefits provided by the implementation of the Sewage Systems.

Expected Impact

Investments in six municipalities in Brazil will improve sewage collection and treatment services in three municipalities that currently have no sewage treatment systems installed and three that already have some treatment systems. This will improve the rate of sewage collection and treatment services and reduce the intake of polluting nutrients by the Itaipu reservoir.

250. Accès à l’eau potable grâce à la cartographie numérique au Tchad

✍️Input by: NIDOROUALMEwaAFE
🗺️Country: Central African Republic Chad Niger
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51132

Description

: Nous proposons de lancer une campagne de location gps, d’analyser et de traiter les données numériques recueillies et de mettre en place une gouvernance participative des femmes et des jeunes autour de l’eau.

Expected Impact

: Notre action d’accélération vise à faire gagner du temps et de l’argent aux décideurs et à créer de la confiance entre les élus et les administrés.

251. Support for UN-Water – Synthesis Report and Integrated Monitoring of SDG 6

✍️Input by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
🗺️Country: Benin Democratic Republic of the Congo Global Action Plan Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51094

Description

: BMZ supports UN-Water’s Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 and the development of a synthesis report to inform evidence-based policy-decision making and increase transparency and accountability.

Expected Impact

Policy makers should take a more informed approach to SDG 6 by looking at the current water-related challenges, understanding the root causes of these issues, and designing policies that target these issues specifically. In particular, they should focus on improving access to safe, affordable water and sanitation services, promoting water-use efficiency, improving water quality, and protecting water-related ecosystems. Additionally, policy makers should incorporate the voices of marginalized communities and ensure that the benefits of water-related policies are shared equitably.

252. Accelerating Change Through Investments, Technical Assistance and Cooperation Beyond Borders

✍️Input by: Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
🗺️Country: Turkey
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50418

Description

Türkiye is committed to achieving the SDG 6 targets by 2030 and has taken various steps to help in this regard. These include providing financial and technical assistance in the water sector, drilling wells, and constructing a dam to provide access to safe and clean drinking water in Djibouti. Türkiye also provides training and technical assistance to other countries and pledges to continue doing so to increase the proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services and sanitation by 2030.

Expected Impact

Increasing use of safely managed drinking water services in least developed countries, especially in Africa, will help accelerate progress towards SDG 6 targets. This can be achieved through construction of wells and other infrastructure.

253. Universalization of sanitation in the rural area of ​​the state of Ceará – Brazil

✍️Input by: Instutite Sisar
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50765

Description

: Sisar is a federation of rural community associations that provides treated water, sanitation, and maintenance services to over 900,000 people in 165 municipalities in Ceará, Brazil. It is made up of three administrative spheres – strategic, tactical, and operational – with a General Assembly, an administrative council, a fiscal council, and a Sisar Institute. Supervisors and assistants carry out the training and operational activities.

Expected Impact

: The goal is to achieve universal water access in the state of Ceará by treating water in Treatment Stations and supplying it through a distribution network, connecting it to homes. This would reduce the incidence of waterborne diseases and provide a healthier environment for the population. Sisar currently serves 45% of the rural population and is expanding its operations to other states through private partnerships.

254. From the territories: Youth Voices for Water Action

✍️Input by: The Millennials Movement
🗺️Country: Argentina Chile Guatemala Peru
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50752

Description

: The initiative aims to facilitate online trainings around the water agenda for youth in the Latin American and Caribbean region, providing youth friendly tools to advocate for water action in their communities. Young activists for water will be connected and empowered in the region to advocate for water action.

Expected Impact

Young people in Spanish speaking countries in the LAC region are aware of the water crisis and use tools to advocate for improved water management in five countries.

255. Strengthen action on menstrual health for adolescent girls in the context of adequate water supply and sanitation and universal health coverage

✍️Input by: World Health Organization (WHO)
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51149

Description

: WHO will work with UNFPA and the Global Menstrual Health Collective to advocate for the inclusion of menstrual health promotion, care, and support, and links to adequate water supply and sanitation, in the context of universal health coverage. WHO will also work with individuals and organizations to synthesize available data, develop/update evidence-based case management tools, and set out approaches to integrate menstrual health into health and related systems, and use opportunities to support country level decision making on UHC to include menstrual health.

Expected Impact

: The goal is to create a shared understanding within the UHC community about the importance of including SRH, specifically menstrual health, and provide WHO’s programme support tools and support to 10 countries to integrate menstrual health into their health systems. This would enable women and girls and other people who menstruate to have access to information, menstrual products, and competent and empathic care, and to live, study, and work in an environment in which menstruation is seen positively. Lastly, these activities need to be included in relevant sectoral work plans and budgets, and their performance is measured.

256. Water and Heritage: Connecting Past, Present and Future

✍️Input by: Delft University of Technology
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51990

Description

The Valuing Water initiative has launched a new open access platform to host their diverse output and to facilitate the emergence of a dedicated international network to continue inclusive dialogues that acknowledge historic perspectives, include cultural, religious, and spiritual values, and expose the canvas of our past and present to improve informed decision-making for water in the future. This network legitimizes a decade of advocating to connect water, culture, and heritage and points towards successful future contributions to the water-related targets outlined in the 2030 Agenda.

Expected Impact

: We aim to enhance respectful and peaceful dialogues connecting water, culture, and heritage among all stakeholders, by providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of information, promoting knowledge and understanding, and offering technical advice. We will do this by establishing a meeting place for international, national, and regional dialogues, gathering and sharing research and experience, engaging and including local communities, and providing guidance on methodologies, training, definitions, and policies. We will also promote the study of historical water systems, prepare open access online courses and professional courses, and facilitate the use of open data and contemporary media.

257. ALBEDO FOR AFRICA

✍️Input by: BIOMASS RESEARCH CENTRE, CIRIAF INTERUNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTRE ON POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENT MAURO FELLI, UNIVERSITY OF PERUGIA, ITALY
🗺️Country: Italy Libya Somalia South Africa Tunisia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50779

Description

High albedo solutions and water-saving techniques can help to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture in Africa. High albedo solutions involve the use of reflective materials, such as high albedo paints and mulches, to reduce heat absorption and water loss, while water-saving techniques, such as drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting systems, can further enhance the benefits of high albedo solutions. Implementing these solutions can help to increase food security and build a more sustainable future for agriculture in Africa.

Expected Impact

: The implementation of high albedo solutions in agriculture in Africa can have a significant impact on water saving and energy efficiency. These solutions can reduce water usage by up to 20-30%, and energy usage by up to 20-30%. In addition, these solutions can be used in conjunction with water-saving techniques such as drip irrigation to further reduce water usage. The expected impact of high albedo solutions on water savings in agriculture in Africa can result in significant reductions in water usage, which can increase the sustainability of agriculture and improve food security for millions of people.

258. International cooperation in charge of sustainable use of water resources and of arranging voluntary acts of shore line clean-ups

✍️Input by: Water development center of Russia
🗺️Country: Russian Federation
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49808

Description

: The volunteer environmental campaign “Water of Russia” has existed since 2014 and has helped to improve ecological literacy across the population by bringing together 8 million people to clean up 10,300 water bodies and collect 9 million bags of garbage. The organization also works with countries on environmental protection and sustainable utilization of water resources.

Expected Impact

The initiative aims to raise environmental awareness and eco-educational activities on sustainable water management and sanitation for all ages and social groups in order to benefit natural ecosystems and improve the quality of water resources. It seeks to draw public attention to the protection and improvement of water resources and to share knowledge and experience.

259. #SurplusWater2025

✍️Input by: AQUAffection
🗺️Country: South Africa
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50570

Description

: #SurplusWater2025 is a community of water-users committed to reducing their water footprint by 20-25%, to achieve Surplus Water. We promote public water awareness, share educational content, partner in water conservation, and encourage partnerships and celebrate results. We welcome partners who are committed to water and pledge to take action to reduce their water footprint. Together, we can reduce demand and create a sustainable water supply.

Expected Impact

#SurplusWater2025 is working with private sector partners to reduce water demand by 20% or more, with some partners achieving up to 80% reduction in total water demand. The aim is to reach a tipping point of water surplus by 2025.

260. OCEAN70 Project

✍️Input by: AQUAcell Company/GreenTECH by AQUAcell
🗺️Country: Bahrain Brazil Egypt Fiji Ghana Italy Malta Mexico Nigeria Oman Panama Poland Saudi Arabia Uganda United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50634

Description

: OCEAN70 is a climate change and plastic pollution mitigation global project that focuses on the implementation of technology, plastic offset tools, education, and local community involvement to restore marine life, reduce CO2 emissions, guarantee water microbiological stability, reduce contamination, and address radioactive water. We need a bold approach to water treatment tools evolution to solve the current state of water resources, and a holistic view of the challenge must be taken to achieve long-term results.

Expected Impact

: The ocean70 project is a global effort to revitalize the ocean, taking into account its entire ecosystem, with the help of technology, legal initiatives, community involvement and educational programs.

261. Fair Water Footprints: Ambition, Accountability and Action for SDG6

✍️Input by: Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water Footprints
🗺️Country: Austria Finland Germany Kenya Madagascar Malawi Netherlands Panama Peru Sweden Switzerland Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50692

Description

– The Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water Footprints is a game-changing initiative launched at COP26 by the UK and Malawi to ensure zero pollution, sustainable withdrawal, universal WASH, protection of nature, and resilience to climate shocks in supply chains by 2030. The Declaration brings together governments, banks, corporations, researchers and civil society to promote water stewardship and water justice, and to make water a priority in the global economy.

Expected Impact

We will work with the UN to use all available levers to harness the power of enterprise, investment and communities to deliver sustainable water and sanitation for all by 2030, by delivering on our commitments, recruiting new Signatories, and sharing lessons to transform the way water is used in global supply chains.

262. Environment Protection Bank (Fresh Water for All)

✍️Input by: World Environment Council
🗺️Country: Bhutan India Myanmar Nepal Sri Lanka Thailand
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50637

Description

– The World Environment Council is running an active campaign to create awareness about the environment in all schools and colleges from all over the world. Programs such as ‘Let’s go to nature’, ‘Let’s restore mountains and natural places’, ‘Let’s build a seed bank for future generations’, ‘Save old and rare trees’ and others are being implemented to promote and impart environmental education. You can invite the World Environment Council to your school and college to provide environmental education to future generation.

Expected Impact

: We need the support of the United Nations to implement this project.

263. Groundwater for WASH in rural communities of West Africa. #WaterAction

✍️Input by: Public Health Aid Awareness and Education Organization (PHAAE)
🗺️Country: Nigeria
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50487

Description

PHAAE has worked on grassroots water projects in Nigeria, targeting schools in villages with no access to clean and safe water. Education on groundwater access and resources will help empower women and children towards better lives and enhanced WASH conditions. To fight the water crisis, government institutions need to be equipped and capable of reaching marginalized communities, and there needs to be increased funding and financing to NGOs.

Expected Impact

PHAAE is working to improve access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in rural Africa. We have been successful in delivering drilling projects to provide clean groundwater access to marginalized communities. Our projects directly impact 200-400 people, and indirectly 1000-2000 families, by providing water sources in village schools. We are also exploring sustainable solutions such as solar panels to support pumping generators.

264. ECO SOLUTION RESEARCH

✍️Input by: ECO SOLUTION RESEARCH
🗺️Country: Albania
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50638

Description

: Eco Solution Research is a start-up established in 2016 with the support of UNICEF Innovation Labs. It specializes in research on sustainability, reproduction, and eco-industries, with a special focus on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It focuses on recycling, recycling and reproduction, with a particular focus on treating Waste Water to preserve Water Resources.

Expected Impact

: We are focusing on treating black water and reusing water from food waste to help conserve water resources and reduce the release of greenhouse gases. This should be implemented in all countries to have the greatest impact.

265. ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability will work through CitiesWithNature (CWN) and RegionsWithNature (RWN) and partners in these initiatives to support and enable cities and sub-national local government for enhanced action for Water Resilience and S

✍️Input by: ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
🗺️Country: Argentina Australia Brazil Canada China Colombia Germany India Indonesia Mexico Philippines South Africa United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50324

Description

: The UN has developed methodologies and mechanisms that can help cities and sub-national governments to incorporate sustainable development and enhanced action for Water Resilience and Sanitation into their policy, planning and decision-making processes and implementation. These methodologies and mechanisms have been developed through existing platforms that serve to support cities and sub-national governments on their journey towards sustainability.

Expected Impact

Cities and sub-national governments can accelerate action towards implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and mainstreaming in line with the three Rio Conventions and associated platforms by: providing resources and capacity building to local governments; increasing public awareness and participation in the SDGs through education and outreach; encouraging public-private partnerships; and developing innovative financing mechanisms.

266. Water-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus (WEEN) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

✍️Input by: Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), Federal Republic of Germany; Ministry for the Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD), Democratic Republic of Congo
🗺️Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Germany
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50309

Description

: The project aims to establish and implement a Water-Energy-Ecosystem Nexus approach between integrated water resources management, conservation of ecosystems, and the multiple uses of water for the development of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It follows a multi-level governance approach, and will support the establishment of an information system to improve the database for evidence-based decision making, as well as the introduction of innovative technologies, tools and methodologies for integrated water resources management. The project will also enable increased resilience against climate change and enhanced adaptation capacity through improved availability and sharing of data and information, strengthened capacity and skills for data analysis and decision-making, improved multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms, and improved framework conditions for scaling-up.

Expected Impact

: This project seeks to support the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement, National Climate Adaptation Plan, and National Strategic Development Plan. It will promote an integrated approach to water resources management and ecosystem conservation, particularly for vulnerable groups such as women and indigenous people, and support the sustainable supply and management of water and energy resources. The project is expected to bring about a paradigm shift away from a separate and sector-oriented approach and contribute to low-carbon development, increased resilience to climate change, and enhanced adaptation capacity.

267. Establish “Belt and Road International Water Alliance”, a regional international organization and comprehensive academic institution

✍️Input by: Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society
🗺️Country: Argentina China Malaysia Mongolia Pakistan Russian Federation Singapore South Africa
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50840

Description

: The Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society signed an agreement to found the Belt and Road International Water Alliance, an international organization that focuses on regional water-related hot issues, to promote cooperation through academic exchanges, think tank establishment and capacity building, and to tackle challenges caused by climate change. The Alliance will provide services and products, support research in key areas, cultivate high-quality personnel and technicians, and assist in engineering education accreditation.

Expected Impact

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268. Dialogue and Communities of Practice for Transboundary Water Cooperation

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership Central America
🗺️Country: Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Panama
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51553

Description

The Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) has initiated a process called REGIONAL MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE (RMSD) to foster cooperation between countries in the management of transboundary waters. Representatives from the Ministries of Environment and Ministries of Foreign Affairs from the Central American Integration System (SICA) and related stakeholders are part of the RMSD. The RMSD has contributed to the establishment of a community of practice and the recognition of the importance of TWRM in the region. GWP Central America has committed to continue providing technical and logistic support to CCAD in the organization of the RMSD, as well as in establishing communities of practice and the agreements that result from the process, including the elaboration and approval of the Regional Guidelines on the Principles of Cooperation for TWRM in the SICA Region.

Expected Impact

The countries of the SICA region are working to implement IWRM and create cooperation arrangements for transboundary basins and aquifers. The RMSD process, as well as the adoption of agreements and exchange of information, will help improve regional stability, sustainability of the areas, and the quality of life of the population.

269. Global program for the sustainable realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation through the innovative combination of a rights-based and WASH system approach in India, Nepal and Uganda.

✍️Input by: Malteser International, in its capacity of relief and development organization of the Sovereign Order of Malta
🗺️Country: India Nepal Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50363

Description

: The Global WASH program was launched in June 2022 with funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. It is being implemented in India, Nepal, and Uganda with local partners and two members from the German WASH network. The program combines Making Rights Real (MRR) and WASH Systems Strengthening to analyze existing gaps and develop roadmaps for improvement. It was developed collaboratively by all partners through a virtual multi-stakeholder platform.

Expected Impact

: This project seeks to use the human rights to water and sanitation to improve access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation for 2.2 billion people worldwide. In three countries (India, Nepal, and Uganda), efforts are being made to bridge the gap between policy and implementation by supporting 26 Urban Local Bodies, two rural municipalities, and two municipalities. The project also seeks to improve the working situation and social security of rag pickers and sewerage workers. Results from the research will be shared at international forums to inspire other countries to adopt the same approach.

270. Marshall Islands Kwajalein Atoll Water Project

✍️Input by: SOURCE Global
🗺️Country: Marshall Islands
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50668

Description

: SOURCE Global is installing 1050 Hydropanels across six islands in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands to provide 1,500,000 liters of clean drinking water and eliminate the need to transport bottled water. Water will be sold to the Kwajalein Atoll Development Authority and will have direct dispensing points for the community. The project is supported by the US Ambassador to the Marshall Islands and will have remote monitoring capabilities to maximize production.

Expected Impact

: The Marshall Islands Kwajalein Atoll Water Project will serve 171 households across six islands, providing them with access to clean, safe drinking water. Hydropanels are being used to provide large volumes of water for community supply and storage, alongside innovative financing models such as Water Purchase Agreements, which provide households with access to drinking water at a fixed price per liter over a 5-15 year contract. This model has the potential to rapidly enable long term, resilient access to drinking water for households.

271. We commit to at least double biodiversity in projects where concrete technology is implemented

✍️Input by: ECOncrete
🗺️Country: European Commission France Spain United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 5/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50653

Description

: ECOncrete has developed a patented technology which can be easily implemented in a cost-effective and scalable manner in all types of marine infrastructure. It has been validated in Europe, USA and Asia and is already in use in 40 projects in 12 countries. The technology has been tested in temperate, tropical and estuarine ecosystems and has been shown to increase biodiversity, increase the ratio of native species and generate an active carbon sink. It also provides economical/structural benefits such as improved conditions for fisheries and tourism.

Expected Impact

ECOncrete technology can be used in marine construction projects to increase biodiversity and capture carbon, improve water quality, and provide other ecosystem services. We are providing a solution to local manufacturers, and are ready to provide our technology on a large scale with little restrictions and environmental regulations, in order to make a difference in how future waterfronts look and function.

272. Action in support of the UN Freshwater Challenge

✍️Input by: Conservation International
🗺️Country: Colombia Democratic Republic of the Congo Ecuador Gabon Kazakhstan Mexico Netherlands Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50711

Description

– Conservation International (CI) will contribute to the Freshwater Challenge by directly restoring freshwater ecosystems, developing tools to assess watersheds, and identifying priority areas for restoration. We will also communicate the Freshwater Challenge to our country partners and ask them to commit to restoring degraded rivers and wetlands by 2025 for the benefit of people, nature, and climate.

Expected Impact

This work will highlight the importance of integrating freshwater ecosystem status, function, and services into National Biodiversity and Action Plans (NBSAPs), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) and the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) targets, Strategic National Plans (SNAP) for disaster risk reduction, National Ramsar Strategy and Action Plans, and National Implementation Plan for the SDGs in order to support sustainable development and the delivery of freshwater ecosystem services to support SDGs 2 and 13.

273. Water Sector Trust Fund of the European Investment Bank

✍️Input by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50917

Description

: The Water Sector Fund (WSF) is a multi-donor trust fund that supports public and private investments in WASH projects in low and low-middle income countries. It aims to mobilise and allocate funds, accelerate or increase the success rate of projects, increase the investment scope and scale, and extend the benefits of WASH projects to a wider group of end beneficiaries.

Expected Impact

The WSF will help improve the design, technical aspects, financial and economic sustainability, capacity of the water sector, and environmental impact of WASH projects in beneficiary countries.

274. Rivers Restoration

✍️Input by: Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
🗺️Country: Slovakia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51332

Description

– Slovakia will clean up 125 km of rivers by 2030.

Expected Impact

: River regulation in the past was mainly done to ensure flood protection and increase agricultural land, but this has led to the isolation of the riverbed and floodplain, increasing flood problems and causing harm to rivers and wetlands. River restoration in Slovakia will help address global challenges like climate change and contribute to SDGs 6.5, 6.6, 13.1, 15.1, and 15.5.

275. Valuing Water Initiative 2.0

✍️Input by: Government of the Netherlands
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51788

Description

: The Netherlands is launching the Valuing Water Initiative 2.0 (VWI 2.0), a three-year program that will focus on better decision-making impacting water, and will build upon the successes of its predecessor program. VWI 2.0 will include five components: VWI 2.0 journeys, leadership by example, a learning platform, action through inspiration and monitoring, evaluation and learning. The program will focus on the inclusion of multiple values in decision making impacting water, including those of women and indigenous/local communities.

Expected Impact

: The High Level Panel for Water presented their final report in March 2018, recommending the implementation of the Valuing Water Principles as part of their 14 specific recommendations. This may help achieve the water-related SDGs, like SDG 6, and many other SDGs which depend on water resources.

276. Global Awareness of the Global Water Crisis

✍️Input by: Thirst Limited
🗺️Country: Netherlands Tajikistan
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50683

Description

– Run Blue is a global campaign launched on World Water Day in 2022 by Thirst, where Mina Guli is running 200 marathons across the globe in 1 year to raise awareness about the world’s water crisis. The campaign will continue after the UN Water Conference, ensuring commitments are turned into action.

Expected Impact

: Blue’s Thirst will launch a campaign in over 200 countries and territories to raise awareness of the global water crisis and call on governments and companies to fulfill their commitments in the Water Action Agenda. The campaign will monitor progress of major commitments over the next six months and one year.

277. Finland’s Water Stewardship Action Plan 2023-2025

✍️Input by: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, Ministry of the Environment of Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
🗺️Country: Finland
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50847

Description

Finland has committed to becoming the most responsible water stewards in the world by 2030, and has developed a Water Stewardship Action Plan for 2023-2025 to reach this goal. This plan focuses on committing priority sectors to water stewardship and collective action, advancing fair water footprints and stewardship through public procurement and ownership steering, advancing fair water footprints and stewardship in trade and development policy and projects, and providing R&D&I funding for priority footprints and associated development needs. The progress of the plan will be reviewed annually, and amendments and additional plans will be opened to public hearing in 2025.

Expected Impact

The Finnsih Water Footprint Plan has a strong cross-sectoral approach, linking Finland’s international water footprint to producing countries and trade partners. It focuses mainly on government action with links to private sector, research and development, civil society and consumer roles in Finland and abroad.

278. Basic water access to the last-mile in Ghana

✍️Input by: Saha Global
🗺️Country: Ghana
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50925

Description

: Saha Global is a non-profit in Ghana that provides access to safe, affordable drinking water to rural communities by training women to launch and run community water treatment plants. The organization also provides long-term support such as water quality testing and technical repairs and maintenance.

Expected Impact

– By 2027, Saha will have provided affordable access to clean water to 258,000 people in 838 of the hardest to reach communities in northern Ghana. Saha will have achieved a 90% reduction in the cost/L of water delivered and increased the clean water available 20x, while also increasing entrepreneur income by 57%.

279. Safe Sanitation for all (sub)tropical village communities by 2030

✍️Input by: Safe Water Gardens
🗺️Country: Indonesia Nepal
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50272

Description

: By 2030, we aim to provide safe sanitation for under $200 per family in (sub)tropical village communities. Our solution is the Safe Water Garden, a single-sized sanitation system that is easy to install, maintenance-free, and 3-6 times cheaper than alternatives. It also provides running and drinking water, encourages micro-farming and micro-businesses, and can be made from recycled plastic. We will achieve this by training teachers in local villages to become WASH Knowledge Centers and have them power a regional rollout. Companies will pay for the training, and village funds will cover the materials. Micro-loans will be available for additional WASH add-ons. The project will also be transparent, with community-driven data providing quality control.

Expected Impact

: Good WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) connects to SDG #3, #5, #6, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #17, #1, #2 and #4.

280. Protecting water from here, preserving water from elsewhere

✍️Input by: City of Paris
🗺️Country: France
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51148

Description

: This vision seeks to protect water resources at the stem in order to accelerate the ecological transition at the basin level using the water-soil-food nexus. It is accomplished through public-public partnerships, direct financial support to farming communities, a non-profit body, and education and advocacy. Follow-up mechanisms and governance plans are also included.

Expected Impact

: This initiative aims to address SDG 6 and its related goals, focusing on the prevention of water pollution and threats to its quality and availability. It will help to ensure sustainable water use and improve inclusion, resource preservation, energy sobriety, pollution prevention, health improvement, local community involvement, and sustainable growth.

281. Balancing conservation and development – pay attention to rural and backward areas

✍️Input by: China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
🗺️Country: China
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50846

Description

: Balancing the conservation and development of water resources in backward areas is a key issue that needs to be addressed. To achieve this, government investment should be increased, cross-industry and multi-stakeholder coordination mechanisms should be established, technological innovation and application should be strengthened, and an evaluation system should be set up to assess the results of management and policy adjustments.

Expected Impact

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282. Brazilian Business Commitment for Water Security

✍️Input by: Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS)
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51943

Description

: The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development and its associates have drafted the Brazilian Business Commitment for Water Security in 2018, a document designed to consolidate the active contribution of companies to the issue of water security in Brazil. The signatories pledge to contribute to at least two of the six goals in this Commitment by 2030, which include increasing the inclusion of the water issue in business strategies, mitigating the risks of water for the business, measuring water management at the company and announcing it publicly, encouraging shared projects dealing with water, promoting the engagement of the chain, and contributing with technologies, knowledge, processes, and human resources.

Expected Impact

: The signatory companies pledge to make their commitments to water security publicly available in a transparent and open way, so that other companies and society can become engaged and tackle the water crisis together.

283. Advancing education and research in water resources sustainability, climate change and renewable energy in Türkiye/Turkey

✍️Input by: Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH)
🗺️Country: Belgium Greece Poland Portugal Romania Turkey
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50613

Description

: IZTECH is one of the leading research universities in Turkey. It focuses on water resources, sustainability, climate change, and renewable energy. It established a Water Resources graduate program in 2010, an International Water Resources Department in 2020, and began accepting students for the master’s and Ph.D. programs in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years, respectively. Students from around the world participate in the program.

Expected Impact

: IZTECH has a strong commitment to sustainability, and has recently adopted economic, social and ecological sustainability as a basic principle. It is aiming to attend the UN 2023 Water Conference to promote understanding and best practices on water for development issues, and its International Water Resources Department Curriculum includes a course, IWR 514, which focuses on sustainable water policy and management. The convener of the course has published scientific articles and volumes, and acted as the project coordinator or member of international research projects which are closely related to the UN 2023 Water Conference main themes.

284. ALL 4 Water! Our Viva con Agua commitment for 2030

✍️Input by: Viva con Agua
🗺️Country: Austria Ethiopia Germany India Kenya Malawi Mozambique Nepal South Africa Sudan Switzerland Global Action Plan Uganda Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50719

Description

Viva con Agua is an open network of activists and organizations that have been working since 2005 to bring WASH projects to different global regions. They have hundreds of employees and thousands of volunteers, and are co-funding and self-implementing projects.

Expected Impact

: Viva con Agua will focus on WASH in Schools, Health Care Facilities, public spaces and marginalized groups in urban areas, using the Universal Languages for Behaviour Change to inspire, activate, and connect people with the human right to water. We will also work to develop a thriving Social Enterprise pipeline for WASH solutions, support incubation and acceleration programs, and strengthen the WASH systems to ensure delivery of WASH services that last.

285. Ensuring safe drinking water supply to all citizens by 2030

✍️Input by: Hungary
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51278

Description

– Hungary has been using a water safety plan to ensure safe drinking water delivery since 2009 and has committed to address emerging or unresolved issues to ensure safe drinking water for all.

Expected Impact

: Measures to improve the quality and safety of drinking water help meet Sustainable Development Goal 6.1 and protect consumer health.

286. Supporting groundwater resources studies, knowledge exchange, management and governance

✍️Input by: UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP)
🗺️Country: Botswana Namibia South Africa
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction52052

Description

The UNESCO IXth Phase (2022-2023) will help increase capacity and scientific knowledge of groundwater resources by setting up a global coordination and knowledge exchange platform, fostering scientific cooperation and open access to data, assisting countries in developing technical capacity and monitoring programmes, and contributing to the number of transboundary aquifers covered by cooperation frameworks.

Expected Impact

– Improving access to groundwater data, capacity, governance and financing can help ensure water security, and aid in adapting to and mitigating climate change impacts.

287. Water Academy

✍️Input by: Co-leads: UNITAR & York University
🗺️Country: Canada France Netherlands Portugal Switzerland United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50807

Description

UNITAR’s Water Initiative is the creation of the Water Academy, a multi-stakeholder partnership between leading academic institutions and business executives from the five largest beverage companies worldwide. The Water Academy aims to promote knowledge transfer and capacity sharing, develop solutions to inform water policies, measure and monitor impact of water management practice, facilitate conversations and partnerships to enhance understanding of water issues, and advance SDG 6 through capacity building of sustainable water management, particularly for Indigenous communities and marginalized groups.

Expected Impact

: The Water Academy is a global collaboration between beverage companies, governments, and civil society organizations that aims to contribute to the global Water Action Agenda through capacity building, particularly to the global need for a “global network of education and capacity building on water”. The Water Academy has a particular focus on 12 priority river basins in countries such as Kenya, Mexico, India and Scotland.

288. Policy relevant interdisciplinary water research, education and knowledge mobilization

✍️Input by: University of Waterloo Water Institute
🗺️Country: Canada
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50744

Description

– The Water Institute is a top-ranked water research institution that is committed to interdisciplinary collaboration, inspiring innovation, and building international partnerships to tackle complex water challenges.

Expected Impact

: The University of Waterloo’s Water Institute works to implement SDG-6 around the world, conducting research and promoting knowledge exchange to address water challenges.

289. : Enhancing Conjunctive Management of Surface and Groundwater Resources in Selected Transboundary Aquifers: Case Study for Selected Shared Groundwater Bodies in the Nile Basin

✍️Input by: NILE BASIN INITIATIVE
🗺️Country: Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51071

Description

: The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a cooperative arrangement led by the Nile riparian countries to promote joint development and management of the common Nile Basin water resources. The NBI is implementing its first groundwater study project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in order to enhance knowledge and capacity for sustainable use and management of trans-boundary aquifers and aquifers of regional significance in the Nile Basin. The project is formed of five components aiming at strengthening the overall water resources management nationally and basin wide.

Expected Impact

: This project aims to improve the understanding and management of three transboundary aquifers in the Eastern Nile and Nile Equatorial Lakes region for better utilization and protection in order to support socio-economic development and help meet water-related Sustainable Development Goals.

290. The Hague, international collaboration and cooperation in Europe and beyond

✍️Input by: Municipality of The Hague
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51637

Description

The Hague, as the International City of Peace, Security, and Justice, is committed to facilitating IOs, NGOs, and governments to emphasize the need for access to safe water and sanitation. It does this by engaging the many organizations within the European and international sectors in The Hague and facilitating them with a so-called: Water & Peace security agenda, a toolkit and the UN Water Action Agenda. It is also committed to sharing knowledge with the city’s IOs and NGOs, European partners and cities for climate-adaptive solutions in the urban environment and to jointly monitoring, developing, and improving the European water system.

Expected Impact

The Hague will provide IOs and NGOs with tools and resources to promote water as a key accelerator in their work, and will partner with cities in Europe to monitor water-related challenges.

291. Hungary’s Donor Partnership with 2030 Water Resources Group

✍️Input by: 2030 Water Resources Group
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51286

Description

– The Hungarian Government is providing funding to the 2030 Water Resources Group to help establish a Multi-Stakeholder Platform in Kazakhstan to address water sector needs. The Platform will focus on priority areas such as irrigated agriculture, industrial water supply and environmental services. The identified priority areas may be fleshed out through research activities to identify private sector engagement opportunities in the country.

Expected Impact

Kazakhstan faces serious climate and water challenges that require investment and improved governance. The 2030 WRG could create a Multi-Stakeholder Platform to address these challenges, led by the Government and involving both the public and private sectors. This MSP would help to identify areas, sectors, programmes and tools to address the water-related challenges in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

292. Renewing Australia’s national water policy framework

✍️Input by: Australian Government
🗺️Country: Australia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51230

Description

: Australia’s National Water Initiative (NWI) has been driving water reform for the past 19 years. The Australian Government is now working with all state and territory governments to renew the NWI, with priority areas for reform including climate change integration and accounting for First Nations people’s interests and influence in water resource management.

Expected Impact

– A renewed NWI will benefit many parts of the Australian economy, community, and environment by providing a framework for water security, sustainable water use, and improved outcomes for health, energy, and urban liveability.

293. Water Conference

✍️Input by: Municipality of Redcliff
🗺️Country: Germany Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50640

Description

Drilling of boreholes, formation of water committees, rehabilitation of sewer mainlines and reticulation, construction of vending sites, support from African Development Bank, water coverage and reticulation, awareness and advocacy campaigns, and use of green energy have been implemented to promote SDG 3 within the community. A follow-up mechanism has been set up to monitor the impact of these initiatives.

Expected Impact

: Clean water from good water sources will help achieve SDG 6, SDG 3, SDG 5, SDG 11, SDG 10 and SDG 9. Climate advocacy and adoption of climate smart technologies will also help in achieving these goals. This will allow women to have more time to pursue other opportunities and reduce diseases due to improved sanitation.

294. Water for Women Fund Extension

✍️Input by: Australian Government
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Bhutan Cambodia Fiji India Indonesia Kiribati Lao People’s Democratic Republic Nepal Pakistan Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Timor-Leste Vanuatu Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51309

Description

: The Water for Women Fund provides WASH opportunities and benefits for all members of the community, including women, poor and marginalised communities and people with disabilities. The Australian Government has committed $36 million in funding to the Fund for 2018-25, with the focus on gender equality and social inclusion. The programs are 100% climate finance eligible.

Expected Impact

: Water for Women aims to improve the health, gender equality and wellbeing of Indo-Pacific Communities by strengthening national and subnational WASH sector systems, increasing equitable, universal access to and use of sustainable, climate resilient WASH services, strengthening climate resilient, gender equality and social inclusion in households, communities and institutions, and strengthening the use of new evidence, innovation and practice in sustainable gender sensitive, inclusive and climate resilient WASH.

295. SIWI commits to support collective action on the Water Action Agenda, good governance, Water for Climate, Source-to-Sea and cooperation

✍️Input by: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
🗺️Country: Angola Australia Austria Brazil Chile China Côte d’Ivoire Cyprus Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Dominican Republic Egypt Estonia Finland France Germany Hungary Iraq Israel Italy Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Lebanon Morocco Namibia Netherlands Nigeria Panama Philippines Republic of Korea Senegal Slovenia Spain Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sweden Switzerland Tajikistan Turkey Uganda United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uruguay
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50772

Description

SIWI will work with partners to support ongoing collective action through World Water Week, developing and disseminating holistic water governance knowledge and good practices, supporting governance mechanisms for universal and sustainable water and sanitation services, advocating for gender equality, youth empowerment, Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives and values and a human rights-based approach, supporting and reinforcing countries’ capacity to develop and implement resilient water governance, management and services, championing the Source-to-Sea approach, promoting cooperation of shared waters, and providing support for governments, basin organizations, and all relevant stakeholders.

Expected Impact

The Water Action Agenda needs to evolve into an ongoing collective action exercise that encourages systems change, partnership and expert networks, and shared responsibility. The World Water Week can provide opportunities to check in on the progress of commitments and facilitate partnerships. SIWI is committed to providing specific support to countries and other parties to ensure good water governance and cooperation over shared water resources, which is essential to achieving water security and alleviating global poverty.

296. Urban Water Security in India & Advancing Transboundary Water & Climate Cooperation in South Asia

✍️Input by: Kubernein Initiative
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49601

Description

: We focus on building integrated frameworks to ensure water security for all, with a focus on including the voices of women, young girls, migrant, and marginalized communities. We also aim to mainstream water security into urban planning and governance for a sustainable economy and ecology in the future. Our approach involves leveraging inclusive collaboration with water as a reinforcing cross-sector in order to achieve SDG 6, climate resilience and adaptation, and a sustainable economy.

Expected Impact

: The UN Water Conference provides a platform for stakeholders to collaborate and develop more comprehensive approaches to water, climate and gender issues in South Asia. Through these collaborations, good practices can be generated to create a domino effect of effective water resource management and transboundary cooperation for water resilience.

297. Launching and Strengthening Parliamentary Water Caucuses

✍️Input by: Parliamentary Water Caucuses Partnership
🗺️Country: India Liberia Malawi Mexico Niger Nigeria Pakistan Senegal South Africa Uganda Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50716

Description

We are launching and strengthening Parliamentary Water Caucuses, informal associations of Members of Parliament in countries focused on water security and sanitation. These Caucuses strive to promote access to safe, affordable, and sustainable water, through the consideration of new laws, stronger regulatory environments, and increased funding. They are designed to educate and inform members of Parliament, and empower them to collaborate with each other and their constituents to prioritize water investments. These Caucuses also work hand in hand with allies in civil society and relevant technical ministries, as well as key stakeholders such as the media, the private sector, and associations.

Expected Impact

: The key impact of Parliamentary Water Caucuses is increased access to safe and affordable water security, sanitation, and hygiene for citizens. This will also result in stronger laws, tighter regulatory environments, increased budgets, and improved dialogue with the international development and diplomatic communities. Ultimately, this will lead to increased domestic resource mobilization and reduced donor support.

298. Addressing global water crisis through research-policy bridging, capacity development and advocacy

✍️Input by: United Nations University
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Algeria Bangladesh Macquarie University Brazil Canada China Costa Rica Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt European Commission Germany India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Iraq Japan Jordan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Malaysia Morocco Namibia Nepal Netherlands Pakistan Peru Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Korea Saudi Arabia South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka State of Palestine Tajikistan Tunisia Turkey Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51713

Description

UNU is a global think tank and research-policy institution dedicated to helping resolve pressing global problems. Its UNU Water Network combines the expertise of UNU researchers to guide policy development, technical problem-solving, natural resource planning, and new technologies to help countries achieve sustainable water-related development. It is committed to the Water Action Agenda, with significant contributions to advancing global policy-relevant water research and contributing to several major UN events and reports.

Expected Impact

: UNU institutes and their collaboration partners will contribute to the Global Sustainability Agenda by advancing the change to catalyze the achievement of SDG 6 and water-related targets embedded in other SDGs, incorporating artificial intelligence in water research and practice, strengthening water governance, improving gender equality in water resources management, mainstreaming water security and climate change adaptation, addressing water-related challenges from a Resource and Sustainability Nexus perspective, conducting policy-oriented research on water-related extremes – floods and droughts – associated risks and impacts, and undertaking research and advising policy on environmentally-induced migration. These activities will be supplemented by capacity-building and advocacy initiatives to create synergies, strengthen linkages, avoid duplication, and develop collaboration opportunities.

299. Co-developing Pathways towards Water Sustainability in a Time of Global Change

✍️Input by: University of Saskatchewan, Global Institute for Water Security
🗺️Country: Canada Chile China India Kazakhstan Nepal Tajikistan United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50737

Description

The University of Saskatchewan Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) through its Global Water Futures program (GWF) has established 64 projects and core teams and 76 observation sites to improve disaster warning, predict water futures, and inform adaptation to change and risk management. It is managed by a Strategic Management Committee, advised by International, Indigenous and User Committees, and ultimately overseen by Vice Presidents Research from the four core partner universities.

Expected Impact

: The Global Water Futures programme has improved the scientific understanding of water-related disasters and has developed state-of-the-art prediction systems. It has also shown that evidence-informed decision-making can lead to sustainable water access and management solutions. GWF has engaged diverse experts in its research, implementation, and evaluation to bridge knowledge generation with knowledge application. It is ready to contribute to inclusive, evidence-informed solutions for achieving water sustainability for Canada and around the world.

300. Promoting transboundary water cooperation – the Blue Peace Initiative

✍️Input by: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Algeria Bangladesh Benin Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Côte d’Ivoire CAPRE Foundation Guinea Guinea-Bissau India Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Mozambique Niger Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Thailand Togo Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Uzbekistan Vietnam Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50760

Description

The Blue Peace initiative is a Swiss diplomatic initiative based on the idea that effective management of freshwater resources across borders, sectors and generations contributes to sustainable peace and development. It involves 9 regional and international development programmes and aims to transform destructive competition over limited resources of fresh water into constructive collaboration. It promotes cooperation, data collection, capacity building, investment plans and “safe spaces” to discuss and coordinate transboundary water issues.

Expected Impact

: The Blue Peace initiative seeks to support governments and local communities in riparian states to cooperate in a way that allows for the sustainable, peaceful and equitable management and use of limited water resources, so as to maintain and secure the availability of freshwater for all riparian countries sharing water resources, and to contribute to the peace, stability, prosperity and sustainability of the riparian states and their citizens.

301. Water source of life and development

✍️Input by: AMU, AZIONE PER UN MONDO UNITO – PARTNER OF NEW HUMANITY NGO
🗺️Country: Burundi
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51977

Description

AMU and the local CASOBU association are working to bring clean drinking water and ecological latrines to the inhabitants of Ruyigi hills in Burundi, with the project “Water, source of life and development in Ruyigi”. The project includes the construction of new aqueducts and latrines, as well as training, raising awareness and organising those who will benefit from the project, and creating microcredit groups and health insurance schemes.

Expected Impact

: Construction of aqueducts, ecological latrines, and latrine blocks, plus training and awareness-raising in local communities, support for micro-credit groups, health insurance, and hygiene awareness.

302. Implement a tool to measure equitable access to adequate sanitation and hygiene services for all in Peru

✍️Input by: Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation
🗺️Country: Peru
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50623

Description

The annual calculation of the percentage of the population with access to safe-managed sanitation is a key indicator of progress towards achieving universal access to sanitation services.

Expected Impact

: The Global Sanitation Service Coverage indicator measures the proportion of the population using sanitation services, and is part of the target 6.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to provide equitable sanitation and hygiene services for all by 2030.

303. Lifewater Canada Water Projects

✍️Input by: Lifewater Canada
🗺️Country: Haiti Kenya Liberia Nigeria
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51146

Description

: Lifewater Canada is a Canadian charity that works to provide safe water to communities by training and equipping local teams to drill wells, repair handpumps, rehabilitate wells, construct latrines and handwashing stations, install rainwater catchment systems, and conduct health and hygiene workshops. Our goals are to meet basic water availability service levels, to provide safe and drinkable water, to actively engage communities, and to plan for long-term maintenance.

Expected Impact

– Lifewater Canada has been rated as a top impact charity in Canada for 4 years in a row and has completed 10,548 water projects, impacting 5,288,504 people. This number is expected to grow in future years. Our actions and projects are in line with the implementation of SDG6.

304. Kennedy Blick Migadde

✍️Input by: Teenine MBOY foundation
🗺️Country: Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49338

Description

We create youth and women employment by distributing fruit tree seedlings, supervising the planting, and monitoring the growth with the help of local authorities.

Expected Impact

: This project aims to plant fruit trees to create carbon sinks, restore land, protect the environment, provide shade and habitat, create employment, and increase food security.

305. Mercy Water Campaign

✍️Input by: Mercy International Association – Global Action
🗺️Country: Argentina Australia Belize Cambodia Canada Chile Ethiopia Guyana Haiti Honduras Ireland Jamaica Kenya Mexico New Zealand Panama Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Samoa South Africa South Sudan Tonga Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50810

Description

– We are launching a campaign to raise awareness of the value of water across the Mercy World, the linkage of SDG6 to other SDGs, and promote a rights-based approach (human rights and rights of nature) on the implementation of SDG6. We will do this by establishing a Water Task Force hosted by the Mercy Global Action office to provide direction and leadership and by collating and sharing resources on the intrinsic value of water with leaders, community workers, health workers and teachers. Our goal is to inspire, educate, and empower people to take action to ensure that water is regarded not as a commodity, but as a common good belonging to all.

Expected Impact

This campaign will unite the Mercy World in the fight for water justice and promote the human right to water. It will raise awareness of equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water and empower the Mercy World to counter arguments that the acceleration of SDG6 requires the commodification and privatization of water. People and communities in the Mercy World will participate in decision making related to rights-based water management.

306. Development, Dissemination and implementation of Advanced Nature Based Solutions (ANBS), based on transdisciplinary Ecohydrology

✍️Input by: European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences under auspices UNESCO.
🗺️Country: Brazil China Ethiopia France Germany Indonesia Malaysia Nigeria Poland Portugal Republic of Korea United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51946

Description

Poland has been developing Advanced Nature-Based Solutions (ANBS) for water, which combine molecular biology biotechnology and phytotechnology with hydroengineering solutions and systemic solutions such as mathematical models and decision support systems. Poland has been exchanging knowledge and supporting development and adaptation of ANBS with partners from across the world and has established an African Regional Centre for Ecohydrology in Ethiopia for adaptation and development of ANBS for African conditions.

Expected Impact

ERCE will commit to further develop and disseminate holistic transdisciplinary Ecohydrology by focusing on the development of the Concept of Enhancement Catchment Sustainability Potential, improvement of efficiency sewage treatment plants, mitigation of non-point source pollutions, adaptation of cities to climate change, lateral reservoirs and aquaculture, and supporting the food industry and agriculture. Additionally, ERCE will focus on education and sustainability culture to facilitate stakeholder engagement and cocreation processes.

307. Accompagner le Comité de pilotage local pour avoir un Groupe électrogène neuf pour l’accès universel à l’eau potable

✍️Input by: Mr. Babacar NDIAYE, promoteur économique et entrepreneur – PE&E
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50563

Description

: Appuyer le Comité de pilotage du forage de Diama à trouver un Groupe électrogène pour démarrer le Forage et exploiter les infrastructures depuis presque 4 ans en attente, et chercher des appuis institutionnels aupres des institutions, programmes, projets et Volet Développement social et contenu local des industries extractives dans les zones géographiques en Afrique de l’ouest les plus vulnérables.

Expected Impact

-Améliorer l’accès à l’eau potable et à l’énergie pour les groupes vulnérables -Réduire l’insécurité alimentaire, nutritionnelle et agricole

308. Meaningful Water Policy and Governance Reform in Canada

✍️Input by: Forum for Leadership on Water
🗺️Country: Canada United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50714

Description

The Canada Water Agency will be built on five foundational pillars, and the Canada Water Act will be renewed in collaboration with Indigenous Nations. The Freshwater Action Plan will also receive a historic investment of $1 billion over 5 years to strengthen the health of our waters and create much-needed local jobs.

Expected Impact

This initiative will create a Federal Canada Water Agency and renew the Canada Water Act to protect and manage freshwater at the watershed level across Canada and the US, with a focus on climate change (SDGs 6 and 13). It will also promote collaboration and innovation and incorporate meaningful change into national strategy and law, as well as inspiring broader benefits for the health of the entire watershed, including terrestrial ecosystems (SDG 15). Lastly, it will support reconciliation in Canada and encourage inclusive cooperation at the municipal, provincial, federal and global levels.

309. Climate Change National Laboratory

✍️Input by: University of Pannonia
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51282

Description

: The National Climate Change Lab studies climate change drivers and their impacts on nature, economic systems, and society. It also researches and develops climate adaptation strategies, studies the climatic effects on planktonic organisms in Lake Balaton, and works to build a Water 4.0 research infrastructure for automation and remote access of water treatment and management tasks.

Expected Impact

– The National Laboratory on Climate Change researches and develops technology, economics and social adaptation strategies to combat climate change, and studies the impacts of climate change on human health, natural and economic systems.

310. Water and Engineering

✍️Input by: World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
🗺️Country: France
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50641

Description

Expected Impact

: WFEO brings together engineering organizations from around the world and works to use engineering to solve global and national issues. It hopes to reach not only its members but also the general public.

311. By 2025, the tap water coverage in rural areas will reach 90%

✍️Input by: Ministry of Water Resources of China
🗺️Country: China
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50838

Description

Strengthen the management of rural water supply projects and expand rural poverty alleviation by constructing large-scale water supply facilities and transforming small projects, while taking into account local conditions.

Expected Impact

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312. Partnership with the ACWA Platform to Accelerate Urban Water Resilience

✍️Input by: Musanze City
🗺️Country: Rwanda
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51246

Description

The city of Musanze has taken steps to develop a comprehensive Water Resilience Action Plan which identifies 19 priority areas for investment. These include stormwater management, water infrastructure needs, land use development, wastes management, water sources management, water supply and sanitation concerns. The plan seeks to improve coordination of water sector stakeholders, provide capacity building for technical staff, implement smart water management systems, and apply nature-based solutions to build water resilience.

Expected Impact

: Musanze is taking action to build a water-resilient future through the Urban Water Resilience in Africa Initiative. The city has become part of a network of actors that are striving to increase ambition for water resilience in African cities. Through this process, local experts and stakeholders are assessing the city’s current water sector challenges and developing a deeper understanding of the shocks and stresses that it is confronting. The implementation of the priority actions identified in Musanze’s Water Resilience Profile & Action Plan will increase access to high-quality water and wastewater services, protect inhabitants from water-related hazards, reduce pollution of nearby rivers and lakes, and create job opportunities.

313. Save Our Fiji

✍️Input by: Save Our Fiji
🗺️Country: Fiji
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49895

Description

– Save Our Fiji is a non-profit organisation that provides access to clean and safe drinking water to vulnerable and remote communities in Fiji, through funding and monitoring of WASH programs.

Expected Impact

: Save Our Fiji works to strengthen national systems and capacity by engaging in community-based activities and collecting evidence to advocate for equitable investments in children, particularly in terms of access to clean drinking water. During emergencies, Save Our Fiji also provides support for those in need.

314. Reducing Water Usage at Home

✍️Input by: Insightful Africa
🗺️Country: Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50614

Description

: Our initiative seeks to reduce water usage in households by promoting water conservation practices and the use of water-efficient fixtures. It will be implemented through partnerships with local NGOs and governments, collaboration with home improvement companies, and digital media platforms. Regular monitoring and evaluation activities will be conducted, and the initiative will be governed by a team of experts and established partnerships with local organizations.

Expected Impact

: Promoting reducing water usage at home can accelerate SDG implementation by addressing interlinkages between different goals and promoting sustainable water management practices. This initiative can help reduce water usage and water bills, improve the availability and sustainability of water resources, create new green jobs, and create more sustainable and resilient cities and human settlements.

315. Partners for Water 2022-2027 – Driving water security worldwide

✍️Input by: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Kingdom of the Netherlands
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Colombia Egypt India Indonesia Mozambique Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51243

Description

Partners for Water is a program of the Dutch government that works on water-related issues in cooperation with local partners, the Dutch water sector, and knowledge-sharing. It is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and runs from 2022 to 2027. It works in 7 delta countries and on Nature-based Solutions and Water-Biodiversity-Food in 7 other countries, as well as launching 6 tender rounds to fund innovative water solutions worldwide.

Expected Impact

: The Partners for Water programme contributes to the overall goal of Netherlands International Water Ambition (NIWA) policy that aims to improve water security for more than 100 million people, and delivers across the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, specifically to SDGs 2, 6, 11, 13, 14, and 15.

316. AquaWatch Australia

✍️Input by: Commonwealth Scientific, Industrial and Research Organisation (CSIRO)
🗺️Country: Australia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51222

Description

: AquaWatch will create an integrated water quality monitoring system with Earth observation satellites and ground-based sensors to monitor the quality of Australia’s rivers, coastal and inland waters, providing near real-time data and predictive analysis. It will also provide actionable information on the water quality of inland and coastal waters in other countries.

Expected Impact

: AquaWatch is a system that provides timely and accessible information on water quality across Australia, with potential applications to monitor coastal wetlands, aquaculture, riparian vegetation and more. It is being tested in other countries to increase its global application and, if successful, will expand globally with further international funding.

317. Integrate efforts of the Decade of Restoration, Biodiversity and Climate through water governance

✍️Input by: Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica
🗺️Country: Argentina Brazil Paraguay
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50677

Description

: Strengthen public policies to combat deforestation in the Atlantic Forest, reach zero deforestation, and restore 1 million hectares by 2030. Integrate the Climate, Biodiversity and Decade of Ecosystem Restoration agenda into the Water Action Agenda through river basin committees and deliberative councils.

Expected Impact

: Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica has restored 42 million native trees to the Atlantic Forest, which was declared a UN World Restoration reference initiative at COP 15. To continue the action, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay have to strengthen instruments and policies for water, forests and biodiversity management with transparency, social participation and private initiative.

318. Enugu State Parliamentary WASH Caucus

✍️Input by: Network of Water Rights Initiative (NEWARI)
🗺️Country: Nigeria
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51075

Description

: The Network of Water Rights Initiative (NEWARI) is piloting the Parliamentary WASH Caucus in Enugu State, Nigeria, to help end water poverty by increasing budgetary allocations and release for WASH services. The Caucus has already been successful in places such as USA, Liberia, and Uganda, and will help to prioritize WASH investments and make families, communities, and the state healthier and stronger.

Expected Impact

: The WASH Caucus will lead to better collaboration between water resources ministries and the legislature, improved budgeting and release of funds for WASH services, and the implementation of enabling WASH policies and regulations.

319. Conservación y Sostenibilidad de los arroyos Presa Nueva y Charcas, Jalpa de Cánovas y San Andrés de Jalpa, Purísima del Rincón, México

✍️Input by: Comisión Estatal del Agua de Guanajuato
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51401

Description

: Esta iniciativa contribuirá al cumplimiento de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible de la agenda 2030 mediante la Conservación y Sostenibilidad de los ríos y arroyos del Estado de Guanajuato, implementando Drenajes Pluviales Sostenibles (DPS). Se trabajará con la participación coordinada de sociedad y gobierno para la conservación, monitoreo, mantenimiento preventivo y correctivo, y campañas de información.

Expected Impact

Los impactos esperados de este proyecto incluyen prevención de inundaciones, mantenimiento y restauración de flujos naturales, mejora de la calidad de las aguas de escorrentía, recarga de acuíferos, reforestación, creación de entornos paisajísticos, acceso a zonas verdes, oxígeno y regulación del clima. Estas acciones contribuyen al cumplimiento de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible de la agenda 2030.

320. Water is Life: putting ideas into action

✍️Input by: Right2Grow
🗺️Country: Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51086

Description

Right2Grow and Davis & Shirtliff are working together to explore the benefits of solar powered water management for local communities. They are engaging with people in Uganda, Mali, and South Sudan to tailor infrastructure and interventions to the needs and priorities of people. They are also offering training and internships to provide communities with the skills needed to manage water systems.

Expected Impact

– Solar power is a reliable water source at any time that can be used for drinking, sanitation, and small scale vegetable production. It also gives people access to water closer to them, helping to reduce the time constraints women and children face while walking long distances to access water. Solar power also provides an opportunity for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

321. Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States

✍️Input by: DigDeep
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50709

Description

: We plan to close the water access gap in the US by expanding our project locations into hotspots, improving scalability and transparency of our work, investing in research and data, raising awareness and mobilizing organizations, and standing up a WASH sector in the US.

Expected Impact

: DigDeep exists to help close the water access gap in the US, which holds major ramifications for other SDGs like health, economic prosperity and equality. We believe our initiatives can serve as a model for other high-income countries facing similar challenges, particularly within rural, low-income, and systemically marginalized communities.

322. Peatland Restoration for Sustainable Water Resources and Climate Mitigation

✍️Input by: Perkumpulan Pantau Gambut
🗺️Country: Indonesia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50132

Description

: Peatland plays a crucial role in the global water cycle and is an important source of freshwater. Sustainable management of peatland is essential to ensure its long-term health and mitigate climate change. Implementation of the Peatland Restoration for Sustainable Water Resources and Climate Mitigation program includes identification and mapping of peatland areas, development of management plans, restoration of degraded peatland, promotion of sustainable land use practices, monitoring and evaluation, and education and awareness raising. Follow-up mechanisms include regular monitoring, review and updating of management plans, regular reporting, and implementation of adaptive management strategies.

Expected Impact

: The Peatland Restoration for Sustainable Water Resources and Climate Mitigation Program works to restore peatland ecosystems by educating the public and decision-makers, engaging stakeholders through crowd-based monitoring, promoting sustainable land use practices, and involving local communities in decision-making. The program is expected to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of peatland ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them.

323. The universal model of the “Local water partnership” and “Local water strategy” as the basis for building water security at the local and global level

✍️Input by: Alina Gromadzka Farm / Gospodarstwo Rolne Alina Gromadzka
🗺️Country: Italy Norway Poland Sweden
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50747

Description

: This new theoretical initiative proposes the implementation of ‘Local Water Partnerships’ as basic organisational units in order to plan and implement local water strategies in micro/small catchments. This will involve stakeholders from public, private and nongovernmental sectors and apply the LEADER method. The aim is to achieve local water security, synergy effects in using funds, protection of surface and groundwater, coordination of construction activities and implementation of training and education activities. It will also involve bottom-up initiatives, territoriality, integration, partnership, innovation, decentralisation of management and funding, networking, and cooperation.

Expected Impact

: A new universal model for comprehensive management of water resources at the local and social level will be created to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Local Water Partnerships will be formed to develop Local Water Strategies that identify local water resources, risks, needs of the population, and infrastructure requirements. This will help achieve food security, economic growth, and infrastructure improvements, as well as strengthen crisis management systems and integration of activities. Networking of local partnerships will also help control climate change and create an effective crisis management system.

324. The gamechanger commitment of the Global Network of Water Museums to the Water Action Agenda

✍️Input by: Global Network of Water Museums (WAMU-NET) – a ‘flagship initiative’ of UNESCO-IHP (Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme)
🗺️Country: Austria Bangladesh Belgium Burkina Faso Canada China Croatia Cuba Ecuador France Germany Greece Hungary India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Ireland Italy Malta Mexico Morocco Netherlands Portugal Qatar Republic of Korea Romania Rwanda Slovenia Spain The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Turkey Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uruguay
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50705

Description

: WAMU-NET is an international initiative created by UNESCO-IHP, aimed at fostering water awareness and sustainability education worldwide. It is an independent, non-profit NGO based in Venice, Italy, with 80+ institutional members from 36 countries, and a yearly average audience of 50 million visitors. WAMU-NET is governed by its General Assembly and Management Board, and its work is made possible by the generous support of its members.

Expected Impact

: WAMU-NET’s strategy is to reach a global audience of 500 million people by 2030. It is currently using 50 million visitors per year from 80+ museums to spread key messages, and plans to double its membership and involve all 169 UNESCO-IHP National Committees in order to reach its target. It will also mobilize voluntary commitments from across sectors to foster behavioral shifts and achieve the 2030 Agenda.

325. Promoting cross-sectoral collaboration to accelerate the use of deep, on-and offshore fresh groundwater sources in water-scarce communities

✍️Input by: Ruden AS
🗺️Country: Albania Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Canada China Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic France Germany Greece India Israel Italy Kenya Latvia Lebanon Malta Netherlands New Zealand Poland Portugal Serbia Somalia South Africa Spain Sweden Global Action Plan The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Tunisia Turkey Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50679

Description

: The UN has emphasized the importance of exploring deep, onshore and offshore fresh groundwater to develop resilience of water-scarce communities in the face of climate change. Ruden AS has committed to promoting inter-sectoral collaboration between the private sector, academia, and research, and to assist with inter-ministerial dialogue through water-and-science diplomacy.

Expected Impact

: This action focuses on involving interdisciplinary expert parties to find solutions to complex problems related to deep, onshore, and offshore freshwater resources and ultimately help achieve SDG 6. It will facilitate communication, encourage innovation, and integrate teams in global efforts.

326. Mobilizing the Progress towards Water and Climate Action through Youth Empowerment

✍️Input by: YOUNGO (the Official Youth and Children Constituency of the UNFCCC)
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50739

Description

: YOUNGO is committed to empowering young people to help accelerate action towards SDG 6, providing guidance on water resources, capacity building in the nexus of water and biodiversity, exploring mitigation options and strategies for transboundary risks, incorporating inclusive policy recommendations and youth demands on water and climate-related topics, and fostering collaborations with other partners and youth constituencies. In the lead-up to COP28, we look forward to supporting local, regional, and global youth policy interventions on water, climate, and cross-cutting issues to help progress toward the achievement of the development goals.

Expected Impact

YOUNGO is a platform for global youth to amplify their voices and help drive youth development through awareness, collaboration and networking, advocacy, participation at global forums, and direct action. The proposed commitments will provide a platform for youth to transform their water and climate ambition into action, facilitate information exchange and collaboration among the global youth on water-related activities and issues, and exchange best practices by youth communities from different regions.

327. Indicators of Human Rights to Water and Sanitation integrated and published in the Platform of the National System for the Evaluation of the Level of Compliance with Human Rights of the Mexican Government

✍️Input by: SEGOB-IMTA
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50936

Description

: In partnership with the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA), 106 indicators were designed, calibrated, and measured to assess the level of compliance with the human rights to water and sanitation in Mexico. Descriptive sheets and results of the measurements can be found at the provided link. The indicators also incorporate the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Expected Impact

Mexico has developed the first global indicators for monitoring the fulfillment of human rights related to water. This tool is transferable, allowing for the generation of a baseline and intersectional monitoring of various international commitments in the field of human rights and water.

328. Scaling up Technology Driven Nature Based Solutions for River Rejuvenation

✍️Input by: National Mission for Clean Ganga, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India
🗺️Country: Denmark Germany India Israel Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51425

Description

: The Government of India has established the Namami Gange Mission in order to protect, conserve, and rejuvenate River Ganga. The mission focuses on the riverine ecosystem, pollution abatement, solid and liquid waste management, biodiversity, afforestation, wetland conservation, agribusiness, groundwater management, etc. In order to do this, the mission is focusing on technology-driven nature-based solutions such as wetland restoration and management, rainwater harvesting, zero-budget natural farming, treatment of sludge using green solutions, and treatment of grey and black water using green solutions.

Expected Impact

Nature-based solutions such as grey and black water management, wetland restoration and management, rainwater harvesting and zero budget natural farming will help to keep rivers pollution free, enabling the sustainable management of water for all and contributing to achieving goals under the Sustainable Development Goals 6, 13, 14, 15, and 17.

329. Waterspirit

✍️Input by: Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51091

Description

: Waterspirit is a spiritual ecology nonprofit that educates, advocates, and collaborates to promote individual transformations and systemic changes in order to sustain water and all life on Earth. We are sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace and our activities are animated by active hope. We are committed to expanding our capacity, reach, and impact in service of sacred water and all of Earth’s interconnected systems in 2023.

Expected Impact

: Waterspirit reaches over 20,000 people each year through its programs and advocacy campaigns, with a focus on SDGs 6, 13, 14, and 15. It is currently in a period of growth, with plans to increase its online presence and community outreach.

330. Achieve safely managed water and sanitation for household and beyond household

✍️Input by: Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia
🗺️Country: Indonesia
🌡️Bingometer: 5/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51085

Description

: The objectives of this initiative are to enhance political will and investments to accelerate WASH scale up in Indonesia, strengthen equity-driven monitoring and reporting and community-engagement, develop climate-resilient WASH sector investments and infrastructure, and expand partnerships and mobilizing alternative financing to scale up WASH services. Follow up actions include strengthening policies and regulations, ensuring the formation of regulators, operators, and supervisors, ensuring the participation of the community and other stakeholders, ensuring the availability of technology options and public funding, finalizing roadmaps, socializing roadmaps, advocating and coordinating with the Housing, Water and Sanitation Working Group, preparing costing tools, developing frameworks, integrating on-site monitoring tools, optimizing platforms, establishing communication mechanisms, and preparing districts/cities with service-user forum and WASH forum.

Expected Impact

All plans and strategies at the national and regional levels accommodate the WASH sector by increasing climate resilience WASH, fulfilling commitments to provide water and sanitation services, increasing access to safely managed water and sanitation, internalizing priority plans and strategies for WASH Roadmaps into Line Ministries Workplan 2024, National Development Plan 2025-2029, and Line Ministries Strategic Plan 2025-2029, managing raw water and solid waste risks, increasing allocated funding for safe drinking water, safe sanitation, and hygiene, developing the framework or supporting policies for WASH in Schools, WASH in Healthcare Facilities, WASH in Workplaces, and WASH in Emergencies, making water, sanitation, and hygiene the priority menu in the Special Fiscal Transfer Fund, and encouraging all Provincial WASH Working Groups to develop partnerships with non-government institutions.

331. Protecting spring water through a reforestation program on riverbanks to fight against erosion and intoxication of Lake Tanganyika in Burundi

✍️Input by: AGIR POUR LA SOLIDARITE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE/ ACTING FOR SOLIDARITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
🗺️Country: Burundi
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50619

Description

: The ASDD Association is proposing a project to reforest the banks of the MUGERE River in order to protect Lake Tanganyika from erosion, destruction of houses and intoxication of the lake. The project will involve the production of 400,000 forestry and agroforestry plants, the training of the population on environmental education and rational management of woodlands, and the employment of 30 young people and 30 women to produce and plant the tree seedlings and reeds. Information and sensitization meetings will be held with the youth to explain the goals of the project activities.

Expected Impact

: The sustainability of the project will be carried out by local administrative authorities in collaboration with the beneficiary population, while its visibility will be materialized by the young people and women involved in the works of development of the nurseries, production, maintenance, and plantation of the plants. Monitoring and evaluation of the project will be done by the ASDD Association in collaboration with the hill committees of development and the representatives of the local administration. Official launching of the project will involve the high authorities of the province, the representatives of the technical ministries, and the donors. Radio and television broadcasts will also be presented.

332. Supporting and strengthening the participation of local communities in the integrated management of water resources, flood risk and local development through the River Contracts – RCs (Contratti di Fiume – CdF).

✍️Input by: Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50845

Description

This project aims to strengthen watershed governance through River Contracts, voluntary-based tools of strategic and negotiated planning that contribute to the integrated management of water resources, flood risk and local development. Resources will be provided to local communities to support the preparation and implementation of the contracts, and a national platform will be used to monitor, digitize and assess information about River Contracts.

Expected Impact

The main expected results of this project are the dissemination and strengthening of participatory processes and the involvement of public-private partnerships for the management and protection of water resources, the defense against risk, together with sustainable local development. This should lead to the adoption of appropriate measures for short, medium and long term needs, improved water quality and quantity for urban and productive use, the conservation and restoration of water-related ecosystems, positive economic, social and environmental relationships between urban, peri-urban and rural areas, and the adoption of inclusive policies that guarantee the participation of local communities.

333. Space4Water Project

✍️Input by: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Cyprus Ola Test Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Iceland
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50795

Description

The Space4Water Project was launched in 2018 with the aim of promoting the use of space-based technology and data for increased access to water. The project has three components: fostering scientific exchange, reaching and informing users worldwide via the Space4Water Portal, and community building through stakeholder meetings. The Portal serves as a platform for knowledge exchange and capacity-building, and the project also organizes events such as workshops for indigenous women to strengthen the community. Design thinking is used as a method for problem-solving.

Expected Impact

: The Space4Water Portal is a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange that brings together experts from space technologies and water-related sectors to share information on projects, initiatives, software/webapps/tools, capacity building and training material, and events. It serves as a bridge between the water and space sectors and between different stakeholders, and provides monthly articles and interviews to raise awareness of the importance of addressing water issues and the potential of space-based technology. It also allows users to address submitted water-related challenges and incrementally build space-based solutions.

334. Coalition Ouest Africaine sur la Préservation du Massif du Fouta Djallon

✍️Input by: CEDEAO- Département Environnement et des Ressources Naturelles
🗺️Country: Benin Burkina Faso CAPRE Foundation Guinea Guinea-Bissau Liberia Mali Mauritania Niger Nigeria Senegal Sierra Leone
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50687

Description

: Ce projet vise à préserver et à restaurer les têtes de source du Massif du Fouta Djallon, à renforcer les capacités institutionnelles de coopération entre les acteurs, à améliorer la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau dans les bassins transfrontaliers et à opérationnaliser l’Observatoire Régional des Ressources Naturelles et du Climat (ORRNC-MFD).

Expected Impact

Les têtes de sources sont préservées et restaurées, l’Observatoire Régional des ressources naturelles du Massif du Fouta Djallon est opérationnel, les capacités des organismes de bassin et des pays sont renforcées pour une meilleure gestion des eaux transfrontières et les ressources financières sont mobilisées et pérennes pour la préservation du massif du Fouta Djallon.

✍️Input by: Hydropower Sustainability Council
🗺️Country: Albania Brazil Colombia India Indonesia Malaysia Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Tajikistan
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51503

Description

: Our team has developed the first global sustainability standard for hydropower and launched it in 2021. It is governed by a multi-stakeholder council and linked to green bonds and renewable energy certification. The Hydropower Sustainability Certification Scheme incentivises and recognises projects for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Over the last ten years, we have also focused on building capacity in countries such as Ghana, Indonesia, Colombia, Albania, the Western Balkans, Tajikistan, Central Asia, Myanmar, Nepal and Mozambique.

Expected Impact

Hydropower projects and other water-related infrastructure provide an interface between society and environment while providing renewable and clean electricity. However, ESG concerns and institutional capacity constraints in developing countries limit their potential to deliver sustainable benefits. The Hydropower Sustainability Standard and increased certifications for hydropower projects can help improve existing infrastructure and help develop new climate-aligned projects, leading to increased opportunities for climate finance investments.

336. Transboundary Water Cooperation

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF WATER of Tanzania
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 8/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51707

Description

1. Foster transboundary water cooperation through dialogues. 2. Accede to the 1992 and 1997 UN Conventions. 3. Establish benefits and challenges of cooperation. 4. Establish projects in transboundary aquifers.

Expected Impact

Enhance transboundary cooperation and management of transboundary waters by establishing joint management structures, developing and implementing shared water management plans, and creating mechanisms for monitoring and responding to changes in water quality and quantity.

✍️Input by: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50853

Description

UNDRR is committing to establishing a new generation tracking system for water-related disasters, enhancing national capacities to collect and report statistics on water-related disasters, and facilitating easy access to data and information on water-related disasters through a publicly accessible and analytical portal. This is in light of the growing impact of the climate emergency and water-related disasters.

Expected Impact

: By end-2023, a new generation hazardous event and losses and damages tracking system for water-related disasters will be established, and by 2028, 100 countries will be collecting data on water-related losses and damages. All UN Member States will be reporting through the Sendai Framework Monitoring, and one thematic report will be generated using the official DRR statistics relevant to water-related disasters per year till 2028. Additionally, 50 countries will receive UNDRR technical support related to Global Risk Assessment Framework on risk information and analysis, including better understanding of disaster and climate risks at national levels.

338. Catalyse progress on menstrual healthn and hygiene (MHH)

✍️Input by: WASH United gGmbH as Int’l Secretariat of Menstrual Hgyiene Day (MH Day)
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51510

Description

: Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global movement to make menstruation a normal fact of life by 2030. It works to reduce stigma, exclusion, and discrimination against women and girls around the world. It works to ensure that women and girls can get an education, earn an income, and fully participate in everyday life.

Expected Impact

: To reduce taboos and stigma surrounding menstruation, increase awareness of the challenges of accessing menstrual products, education about menstruation and period-friendly sanitation facilities, and increase funding for the issue, in order to build a world where no one is held back because they menstruate by 2030.

339. Mobilizing the global water resilience community

✍️Input by: Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50821

Description

: AGWA is a network of individuals and organizations that works in both the technical and policy spheres of water and climate change. AGWA seeks to crowdsource the best practices and solutions to ensure our water resources can become climate resilient. Water resilience is the key to locking in many SDG targets and ensure they remain relevant beyond 2030. AGWA’s commitment to the Water Action Agenda is to mobilize and engage a global water resilience community dedicated to transforming the ways we govern, manage, use and thrive with water.

Expected Impact

AGWA is committed to expanding and deepening our work on optimized finance, capacity development, innovation, and governance for water resilience in order to contribute to the SDG6 Global Acceleration Framework. This includes UNESCO’s CRIDA approach to climate risk reduction, the CASTT Adaptation Academy training for national climate adaptation focal points, the Water Resilience Assessment Framework, the Water Tracker for National Climate Planning, and the publication Enabling Resilient Economies. We hope to reach 150 countries with CRIDA, 10 countries with WRAF, and 50 countries with Water Tracker by 2030.

340. Strategic Sector Cooperation on Environment

✍️Input by: Danish Ministry of Environment and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency
🗺️Country: China Ethiopia India Indonesia Kenya Morocco South Africa
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50587

Description

: The strategic sector cooperation is a long-term peer-to-peer collaboration between a Danish sector authority and an authority in a partner country. It focuses on water resources, waste management, and pollution control, with the goal of improving framework conditions for sustainable management of water, waste, and pollution in ways that promote climate action and a green, just transition.

Expected Impact

Strategic sector cooperation on environment contributes to the Paris Agreement and the SDGs by promoting a socially just green transition, contributing to sustainable growth and resilient development, and helping to achieve SDGs 6, 3, 11, 12, 9, 14, 15, 17, and 13.

341. World Vision’s Pledge to Accelerate Progress for SDG 6

✍️Input by: World Vision
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Angola Bangladesh Burundi Cambodia Central African Republic Chad Democratic Republic of the Congo El Salvador Ethiopia Ghana Guatemala Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Iraq Jordan Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mali Mauritania Mozambique Myanmar Nicaragua Niger Papua New Guinea Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Syrian Arab Republic Global Action Plan Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 3/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50819

Description

: World Vision is committed to accelerating the achievement of SDG 6 by raising and investing US$2 billion by 2030 to extend its WASH work across 50 countries in six regions, with an emphasis on reaching the world’s most vulnerable, especially in fragile contexts. It is committed to leading the WASH sector in the transition away from hand pumps toward sustainably managed piped-water networks and using a gender equality and social inclusion approach to reach the most vulnerable. World Vision also works to build resilience in fragile contexts and promote the empowerment and well-being of vulnerable children and families.

Expected Impact

World Vision is committed to supporting global efforts to track progress towards universal and equitable WASH services and is scaling up digital monitoring and mapping practices to track the reach, quality, and sustainability of its work. It is leveraging its strategic partnerships, long-term commitment to communities, integration with other sectors, and mobilising local religious leaders to ensure universal WASH service coverage and to multiply the impact of its US$2 billion WASH investment.

342. Identifying additional groundwater resources in Somalia by using oil data

✍️Input by: Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Somalia
🗺️Country: Norway Somalia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50817

Description

– Norway and Somalia are collaborating with Ruden AS to leverage Norway’s technological expertise in the oil sector to identify deep groundwater resources throughout Somalia. This cross-sectoral effort is locally led and provides access to crucial resources and information. The project is hoped to save thousands of lives in the near future.

Expected Impact

: This project aims to identify deep aquifers in Somalia that could provide a new source of water, potentially easing the effects of current and future droughts. It also aims to build capacity and foster knowledge and competence exchange on deep groundwater resources so that Somalia can rely on its own expertise in the long-term.

343. AQUALEX

✍️Input by: FAO-UN
🗺️Country: Afghanistan
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51164

Description

: AQUALEX is a free online database of international and national water legislation, agreements and policies, provided by the Legal Office of FAO. It contains more than 22000 entries and covers all aspects of water, from governance to WASH. It is user-friendly and can be used to give a basic yet complete overview of how water is regulated in a given country or basin.

Expected Impact

: Aqualex can be a useful tool for researchers, legislators, and policy makers to help map water governance at local and global levels. It can be used to compare how certain aspects of water are regulated in different jurisdictions.

344. Africa Borderlands Water Resources

✍️Input by: UNDP
🗺️Country: Ethiopia Kenya Somalia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50803

Description

– UNDP established the Africa Borderlands Centre (ABC) to address the water supply issues of the 270 million people living in the African borderlands, where coverage for domestic drinking water and agro-pastoralism is less than 10% and 5% respectively.

Expected Impact

: We are partnering with the World Bank Groundwater 4 Resilience program to reach 3 million people across 20% of the borderlands and improve water access and resilience.

345. Conserve Water to Nurture Life and Generations

✍️Input by: Dholakia Foundation
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50131

Description

The Dholakia Foundation is a prominent organisation dedicated to environmental conservation and related activities, with a special focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Foundation has made commendable work of planting over 2.5 million trees and developing 111 lakes across various regions of Gujarat and India under the mission100Sarovar initiative. The Foundation’s initiatives, such as providing scholarships to underprivileged students, promoting sustainable water management, and reducing carbon emissions, align with the SDGs and contribute towards a sustainable future.

Expected Impact

: Dholakia Foundation is committed to preserving the environment by creating 110 lakes and planting 2.5 million saplings. Our #mission100sarovar optimizes our initiatives according to the ESG as stated by the United Nations. It provides clean water and basic sanitation to the affected regions while being conscious of climate action and the life in and around the waters. It also brings economic growth, innovation in industry, and infrastructure. We use the latest machinery for maximum efficiency and sustainability and our #mission100sarovar works towards SDG6, 13, 14, and 15.

346. Commitment to inclusive engagement and consultation processes that build long-term, transdisciplinary research and engagement collaborations

✍️Input by: University of Arizona
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51698

Description

The University of Arizona is launching an initiative to leverage its research experience, partnerships, and broad engagement, including with Indigenous Nations, to address critical issues.

Expected Impact

: The University of Arizona can advance the implementation of the SDGs by conducting research, providing educational opportunities, and engaging with stakeholders to increase knowledge of natural and human systems.

347. Menstrual health in adolescent girls

✍️Input by: World Health Organization (WHO)
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50790

Description

WHO will work with partners to advocate for the inclusion of menstrual health promotion, care and support in universal health coverage, generate data and develop/update tools to promote menstrual health, and support countries in using these tools to integrate menstrual health into UHC.

Expected Impact

: Our vision is to promote menstrual health in UHC by creating a shared understanding of its importance, providing WHO’s programme support tools, and supporting 10 countries to integrate it in their health systems. This includes access to information and education, menstrual products, water and sanitation, empathic care, and a positive attitude towards menstruation. The activities will be included in relevant sectoral work plans, budgets, and performance measurements.

348. European Union commitments to strengthen the policy and regulatory framework on water and zero pollution

✍️Input by: European Union
🗺️Country: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia European Commission Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51182

Description

: The EU commits to reduce water pollution by 50% by 2030, reduce plastic litter and microplastics by 50% and 30% respectively, reduce pollutant loads from urban sources, and work with UNEP to develop a practical toolkit for assessing plastic waste in river basins.

Expected Impact

Reduced pollutants, plastic litter, and source-to-sea pollution will lead to improved water quality in the EU and its marine waters, as well as reducing risks of flooding in urban areas.

349. Orbia – Netafim Commitment

✍️Input by: John Farner
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51697

Description

: Netafim, part of Orbia, has committed to join the UN Global Compact’s Water Resilience Coalition to address water availability concerns through watershed replenishment projects and innovative financing solutions.

Expected Impact

: More than 100 basins have had their watersheds replenished through collaborative efforts.

350. Inclusive Science for Freshwater Management

✍️Input by: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
🗺️Country: Burundi Canada Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Kenya Malawi Mozambique Rwanda Global Action Plan Uganda United States of America Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50741

Description

IISD, IISD-ELA and ACARE are partnering to tackle global freshwater issues, including the African Great Lakes. This includes the Experimental Lakes Area, an area in Canada with 58 lakes, and the African Women in Science program which supports early-career scientists working on freshwater issues. Together, they are helping to protect North America and Africa’s Great Lakes.

Expected Impact

: We plan to address global water quality issues by reducing pollution, minimizing hazardous chemical impacts, and restoring water ecosystems, especially in North America and related to the AGLs. We will build knowledge and capacity to tackle these issues now and in the future.

351. Facilitating Access to knowledge about Water

✍️Input by: Association of Sabesp Engineers
🗺️Country: Argentina Macquarie University Brazil Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Equatorial Guinea Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay United States of America Uruguay Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51917

Description

Promote education programs and projects for rational water use, technological innovation in the sanitation sector, access to water in rural communities, wastewater treatment, recognizing the rights of rivers, and promoting peace.

Expected Impact

: The commitments outlined above are essential in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as they contribute to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation access), 16 (peaceful and inclusive societies), and other goals related to environmental sustainability, poverty reduction and social development. They involve promoting education programs and projects for water use, technological innovation in sanitation, access to water in rural communities, wastewater treatment, advocacy actions for river rights, and peace and debate promotion. All of these commitments are essential in creating a more sustainable and equitable world.

352. Duplicate MAG water availability through the restoration of the current water supply system, and creation of new water supply sources.

✍️Input by: Ministry of Integrated Water Management, Government of Jalisco
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51105

Description

: The Guadalajara Metropolitan Area has been suffering from water stress due to changes in precipitation, population growth and climate change. To improve the water supply, the government has implemented a strategy to renew and improve the existing water supply and distribution infrastructure, as well as to develop a new water supply source by exploiting the Verde River through dams. This strategy includes the conclusion of a metropolitan distribution ring line, the renovation of existing pumping stations and reservoir tanks, and the construction of new pumping and potabilization plants, distribution lines and supply wells.

Expected Impact

Implementing these actions will help tackle water scarcity due to climate change by ensuring water availability in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, helping to achieve SDG goals 3, 6, 9, 13, and 14. This will also help preserve Chapala lake, which covers more than half of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, and our main groundwater reservoirs.

353. Denmark’s support to the Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership

✍️Input by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
🗺️Country: Denmark
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50815

Description

The Global Water Security and Sanitation Partnership (GWSP) aims to support client governments to achieve water-related SDGs and develop climate-resilient water management through the generation of innovative global knowledge and country-level support, while leveraging World Bank financial instruments and promoting global dialogue and advocacy. GWSP also works to influence the quality, sustainability, and innovation of World Bank lending operations and leverage the lessons learned from its country operations to shape the global debate on water.

Expected Impact

– GWSP’s goal is to create a water secure world for everyone by sustaining water resources, providing services, and building resilience. It does this by helping client governments to achieve water related SDGs, generating innovative global knowledge, providing country-level support, and influencing World Bank Group financial instruments. Additionally, it promotes global dialogue and advocacy to increase its reach and impact.

354. By 2030 monitor 1.5 billion cubic meters of acid mine drainage water treatment around the globe.

✍️Input by: Watergenics GmbH
🗺️Country: Australia Canada Chile Colombia Democratic Republic of the Congo Ghana Mozambique New Zealand Service Centre for Development Cooperation South Africa United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50663

Description

: The goal is to make water quality data available in real-time to avoid acid mine runoffs, lower costs of water treatment, secure safe drinking water, and promote mining companies as Good Water Stewards. Our technology will be installed at the mine water treatment station, and data will be available to the water treatment company and/or public.

Expected Impact

Our action will accelerate the implementation of SDG 6.3 by turning the mining companies into Good Water Stewards, thus addressing the interlinkages with SDG 6.4, 6.5, 9.5, 11.b, 12.2, 14.2, and 15.5.

355. EU commitments on water for peace and security: strengthening water governance, cooperation and protection during armed conflict

✍️Input by: European Union
🗺️Country: European Commission
🌡️Bingometer: 3/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50812

Description

The European Union commits to support transboundary water cooperation, the UN Environment Programme partnership on climate and environmental security, the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, UN Water’s engagement, the global SDG 6 monitoring framework, the right to water and sanitation, the UN system-wide approach, the Water Action Agenda, regular UN conferences on water, humanitarian WASH and International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

Expected Impact

: Improved transboundary cooperation across water basins, accelerating implementation of SDG 6 globally, and increasing awareness on humanitarian WASH and international humanitarian law to strengthen regional integration, make water a key driver for sustainable development, green transition, and peace.

356. Better global water information through the Global Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) & Reporting

✍️Input by: World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
🗺️Country: Argentina Australia Austria Bangladesh Belize Bhutan Brazil Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Costa Rica El Salvador France Germany Ghana Guatemala Honduras India Climate Emergency Institute Japan Kazakhstan Kenya Lao People’s Democratic Republic Luxembourg Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Panama Peru Republic of Korea Russian Federation Rwanda Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland Global Action Plan Thailand Togo Uganda Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment Uruguay Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51142

Description

: WMO and partners have developed a Hydrological Status and Outlook System (HydroSOS) and an annual State of Global Water Resources Report to measure and manage water resources. The initiative focuses on improving capacities, integrating products for policy and decision-making, and releasing a yearly global report. It is overseen by the two technical commissions of WMO and is coordinated by the Hydrological Coordination Panel. The initiative is part of the WMO Plan of Action for Water based on a decadal Vision and Strategy for Hydrology.

Expected Impact

HydroSOS is a global initiative from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to improve access to water information and empower stakeholders to make informed decisions. It will inform planning and policy-making, and help reduce gaps in water information at global, regional, and national/local scales. HydroSOS will support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing timely data on water resources, and fostering international and regional cooperation. It will also provide baselines and projections on changes to water resources, to inform mitigation and adaptation to climate change and its impacts on society.

357. International Panel for Deltas & Coastal Areas (IPDC)

✍️Input by: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
🗺️Country: Colombia Egypt Netherlands Singapore South Africa Vietnam Bangladesh Argentina
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51130

Description

: The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Deltares, the Global Center on Adaptation, and the Delta Alliance have jointly launched the International Panel for Deltas, Coastal Areas, and Islands (IPDC). Its purpose is to facilitate multi-actor collaboration by connecting multiple layers of policy, decision-making, financing, knowledge development, and practice. The IPDC works to support its member countries and islands with their climate adaptation strategies and plans, and also deals with integrated water resources management challenges related to climate change.

Expected Impact

: The IPDC champions countries are developing and leading by example in order to inspire other countries and islands to develop their own climate adaptation strategies and plans, based on scientific markers and action-oriented approaches. This will result in increased resilience, sustainability and local action.

358. Measure water consumption (evapotranspiration) and water productivity from space

✍️Input by: eLEAF
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51089

Description

eLEAF has a data factory that produces satellite-based data on water consumption (actual evapotranspiration), water stress (transpiration deficit and soil moisture) and water productivity (biomass production per unit water consumption) at scale, both spatially (from field to global scale) as temporally (from daily to yearly, historically and near real-time) to help inform key decision-making on water management.

Expected Impact

High-quality satellite-based data and information can help decision makers make informed decisions and increase accountability for water resources management and water productivity. The FAO, with support from the Netherlands, has developed an open-access database using satellites to monitor water productivity in Africa and the Near East, called the WaPOR database. This database helps the public and private sector, as well as farmers, understand water usage and risks and make better decisions for more sustainable management. Soon, the database will go global.

359. River Cities Alliance: Partnership for Developing International River Sensitive Cities

✍️Input by: National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India
🗺️Country: Denmark Germany India Israel Japan Netherlands Norway
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51469

Description

The Government of India has been working to rejuvenate the twenty river basins in the country, and the Namami Gange Mission has been launched as a Flagship Initiative to protect, conserve and rejuvenate the Ganga River Basin. The River Cities Alliance (RCA) was launched in 2021 as a platform for river cities to ideate and exchange information for sustainable management of urban rivers. NMCG, NIUA, and key partners provide technical and handholding support to the 107 member cities. The activities of the RCA are divided into three broad areas: networking, capacity building, and technical support.

Expected Impact

RCA has developed the ‘New Urban Agenda’ which encourages river cities to implement river-sensitive development and economic rejuvenation. This includes the development of Urban River Management Plans which seek to ensure effective regulation of activities in floodplains, keep rivers free from pollution, rejuvenate waterbodies and wetlands, enhance riparian buffers, adopt increased reuse of treated wastewater, and develop ecofriendly riverfront projects. RCA also strives to promote knowledge exchange and partnership between cities, and supports the realization of SDGs 6, 11, 14, 15 and 17.

360. Water4allSDGs, a tool to assess the impacts of any water project/policy on ALL the SDGs

✍️Input by: French Water Partnership
🗺️Country: France Senegal
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50539

Description

The French Water Partnership has developed an impact assessment tool, Water4allSDGs, that can detect and assess the contributions of a project or policy to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. The tool is available free of charge and can be used by anyone to quickly assess the impacts on the SDGs without needing to know the details of the Agenda.

Expected Impact

Using Water4allSDGs helps users to understand that SDGs are concrete goals to be achieved simultaneously and that an action related to water has multiple impacts on SDG targets. It helps project and policy owners to direct their activities towards the achievement of some SDG targets without compromising the achievement of other targets, potentially accelerating global progress towards the achievement of the SDGs and reducing SDG-washing.

361. Creation of La Esmeralda Coomanagement zone in the Republic of Panama

✍️Input by: Aquatic Resources Authority of Panama Entity type: Government
🗺️Country: Panama
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51341

Description

: A co-management zone in La Esmeralda, Pearl Islands will help to sustainably manage aquatic resources. It will provide training to fishermen and stakeholders, as well as contribute to food safety, fishing traceability, and environmental protection.

Expected Impact

: Shared governance gives local populations the right to use aquatic resources owned by the state, in exchange for taking on part of the responsibility for protecting those resources.

362. The Hague, international City of Peace and Justice and city at sea, will conduct a source 2 sea scan and share this with cities world wide

✍️Input by: Municipality The Hague
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51625

Description

the city of The Hague is conducting an integral scan of its water system to gain more insight into potential future risks and stresses, and is inviting other cities to share the methodology and approach.

Expected Impact

A new approach to water management and implementation will be devised to increase urban resilience and development in a sustainable way.

363. Creating a Resilient Water Supply System for the Western Area, in Sierra Leone

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES & GUMA VALLEY WATER COMPANY
🗺️Country: Sierra Leone
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51979

Description

: We aim to provide universal access to safe water supply for all inhabitants of Freetown and the Western Area by securing the Western Area Peninsula National Park (WAPNP), constructing 10 new dams and developing 3 dams (including treatment facilities and transmission and distribution systems) within the next 5 years.

Expected Impact

: The improved access to water supply in the Western Area will help reduce maternal and child mortality rates, improve education and health, and move us closer to achieving SDG 6.1.

364. Nandur Tuk Banyu / Water Spring Planting

✍️Input by: Kinarya Anak Bangsa
🗺️Country: Indonesia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51577

Description

: Kinarya Anak Bangsa is promoting a program called “Nandur Tuk Banyu” which focuses on educating and involving local communities to conserve water resources through water conservation, community engagement and advocacy. The action plans include maintaining and caring for existing springs, recovering lost springs, and planting new springs in the target area.

Expected Impact

: Rosita Yuwanasari and Kinarya Anak Bangsa are attending the 2023 Water Forum Conference to share experiences and build support for Planting Water Springs initiatives, with the hope to attract global attention and action, especially from the United Nations and environmental ambassadors like Leonardo DiCaprio.

365. Water Resources Management and Development

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF WATER
🗺️Country: Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 8/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51704

Description

– By 2026, Tanzania will have developed and implemented plans for Integrated Water Resources Management and Development, increased financing for water resources management and development, constructed 4 strategic dams, and established water accounting and auditing processes.

Expected Impact

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is a strategy for managing water resources in an integrated, holistic, and inclusive way. It seeks to balance the needs of people, the environment, and the economy in order to ensure sustainable water use and equitable access. IWRM involves the coordination of different stakeholders and sectors, the use of appropriate technologies, and the implementation of effective policies and regulations.

366. Promote the pilot construction of facilities for recycled water utilization in typical areas

✍️Input by: National Office of Water Conservation, Ministry of Water Resources of China
🗺️Country: China
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50844

Description

: To promote green economic and social development and ease the imbalance of water supply and demand, the government has implemented a pilot program of recycled water facilities in 78 typical areas, with mid-term evaluations, improved pilot fund support policies, and guidance for local governments. Steady progress has been made on the pilot program.

Expected Impact

The term “TL;DR” is an acronym for “Too Long; Didn’t Read,” which is used as a shorthand for when someone has read a lengthy message and doesn’t have time to read the whole thing.

367. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in the Workplace: WASH@Work

✍️Input by: ILO
🗺️Country: Malawi Peru
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51240

Description

: UN-Water dedicated its 2016 World Water Day and World Toilet Day campaigns to the link between Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and jobs, emphasizing the connection between SDGs 6 and 8. In 2017, work-related deaths attributed to communicable diseases were almost 230,000, with women’s deaths being the most common. Poor WASH conditions are a frequent cause of both morbidity and mortality worldwide. The ILO has published a handbook titled WASH@Work which includes advice on implementing standards on access to water, sanitation, and hygiene, and has committed to a Wash@Work campaign to build awareness and facilitate policy development around access to WASH facilities at the workplace.

Expected Impact

The Wash@Work campaign will increase awareness of the importance of access to water and sanitation, configure workplaces to make them appropriate for workers, equip employers and workers with tools to supervise WASH provisions, promote adoption of policies to implement international labour standards, and help eliminate open defecation, improve working conditions, increase productivity, and reach vulnerable communities.

368. Advancing progress to achieve UN SDG 6 for First Nations through advocacy with the Canadian Government

✍️Input by: Assembly of First Nations/National Indian Brotherhood
🗺️Country: Canada
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50734

Description

The Assembly of First Nations is the national political organization of First Nations governments and their citizens. The AFN is working towards achieving SDG 6 to ensure all First Nations have access to safe drinking water and sanitation. This initiative is being directed by the First Nations-in-Assembly through multiple Resolutions and will be achieved through advocacy, implementation of First Nations-led policies and solutions, and reliable funding. Strategies, direction, progress, and challenges will be discussed and decided through engagement sessions and symposiums hosted by the AFN.

Expected Impact

: The AFN’s initiative on ensuring that all First Nations have access to safe, clean, reliable, and sufficient drinking water and adequate sanitation is directly aligned with SDG 6 and Canada’s broader commitments to UNDRIP and the 2030 Agenda. This initiative is important for First Nations women and girls, as lack of access to clean water can be a source of violence against them. If implemented, it will reduce inequalities and empower First Nations women and girls. We are committed to working with our allies and the Canadian government to ensure access to clean water for all First Nations.

369. Contribute to water security and to the promotion of a water culture that improves people’s quality of life

✍️Input by: Salvadoran Water Authority
🗺️Country: Singapore Spain Sweden United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51273

Description

The Salvadoran Water Authority was established in 2021 and is focused on promoting the integrated management of water resources and developing innovative solutions to improve the quality of life. It will do this by facilitating water resource management, conducting research and development, strengthening the institution, and promoting the circular water economy.

Expected Impact

: Specific actions will be implemented to generate regulations for water resources, water audits will be carried out, and a new water culture will be created to promote the proper use and disposal of water. Innovative projects and research will be encouraged, as well as projects focused on a circular water economy. Additionally, capacities and resources of the Salvadoran Water Authority will be strengthened to improve the management of water resources.

370. Commitment to provide Scientific Services and Support in establishing an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform For Water Sustainability

✍️Input by: Sustainable Water Future Programme
🗺️Country: Austria Belgium Egypt Hungary Mexico Republic of Korea Senegal Tajikistan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50654

Description

: UNESCO and the Sustainable Water Future Programme of Future Earth are proposing an Intergovernmental Science-policy Platform for Water Sustainability (ISPWAS) to address key water challenges, provide solution-oriented scientific assessments, and put water issues at the forefront of global sustainability agendas. The platform would offer thematic and/or regional practical actionable solutions for policy, regulation, and decision-making, integrate existing data to design a sustainability framework, identify capacity development, implementation, financing and infrastructure needs, and provide evidence-based solutions, assessments of impacts, and regular communication outputs.

Expected Impact

: The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Water Sustainability (ISPWAS) will provide up-to-date assessments with tools, processes and models, addressing the needs of policy and decision-makers and focusing on the interaction between global anthropogenic activities and water resource availability. It will provide a synthesis and assessment process of the scientific community, offer unique value-added products, bridge the science-policy gap and contribute to the achievement of water-related SDGs.

371. PNRR Investment: Reduction of losses in water distribution networks, including digitization and network monitoring – Italy

✍️Input by: Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51166

Description

: The project aims to reduce the significant losses of drinking water in Italy by upgrading and modernizing the water distribution networks with advanced control systems that allow for the monitoring of flow rates, operating pressures, and water quality parameters, as well as increasing the resilience of water systems to climate change and digitizing networks for optimal management of resources.

Expected Impact

At least 40% of the available resources of the measure must be allocated to the southern regions of Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Sardinia, and Sicily. It contributes to the achievement of SDGs 6.4 and 6.5.

372. Scaling-up Water as Leverage Globally for worldwide urban climate resilience

✍️Input by: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Colombia India Indonesia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51233

Description

– Water As Leverage (WaL) is an initiative to use water as a lever to catalyze just and sustainable urban water and climate resilience. WaL is a design-driven approach to develop, finance and implement projects that cut across boundaries, thereby achieving social, economic, ecological and climate goals. WaL is launching initiatives in the Wadden Sea region and Cartagena, Colombia and is setting up a Factory and Academy to reach a wide range of stakeholders and water practitioners.

Expected Impact

– By 2030, Water as Leverage will have an operational factory and academy, and will have contributed to water security for 15 million people in urban landscapes. It will have an impact on SDGs 6, 8, 11, 13, and 17.

373. Livelihoods and Environmental Actions for Development (LEAD)

✍️Input by: Mercy Corps
🗺️Country: Jordan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50684

Description

Mercy Corps is implementing a two-year project called LEAD to strengthen the technical and financial capacities of rural communities to improve their water security and agricultural production. This includes decarbonizing water systems, providing training and mentoring on climate-resilient agricultural practices, and building capacity of local CBO partners to provide business development support to smallholder farmers. The project will build on the learning and experiences from previous USAID-funded programs.

Expected Impact

: The LEAD project will increase access to climate-sensitive irrigation and drinking water supply infrastructure, promote water-smart and energy-efficient agricultural practices, reduce greenhouse gases, and save households, farmers, and water service providers money to reinvest in income-generating activities. This will reduce vulnerability to volatile fuel prices, contributing to the achievement of SDGs 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, and 16.

374. Southern African transboundary sustainable biodiversity and water resources management programme in the Incomati Basin 2023-2025

✍️Input by: Water Research Commission, Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency, University of Mpumalanga
🗺️Country: Mozambique South Africa Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE)
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50848

Description

: In the Incomati Basin in southern Africa, we have established a transboundary sustainable water resources management programme to identify and quantify stressors on multiple spatial scales and provide an evidence-based probabilistic risk of the stressors affecting social and ecological endpoints. This programme aims to align regional policies, strategies and legislation to provide an adaptable transboundary socio-ecological management framework and inform sources of stressors to allow stakeholders to implement resource-directed measure legislation in the region.

Expected Impact

We commit to characterising the socio-ecological dynamism of the water resources in the basin and to establishing a risk assessment framework for the sustainable trans-boundary management of the vulnerable water resources, biodiversity and livelihoods of vulnerable human communities in the Incomati Basin by 2025. We also commit to establishing trans-boundary sustainable water resource management and conservation plans/policies by 2026.

375. Reframing water projects for increased climate change resilience and impact mitigation

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership Central America
🗺️Country: Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Panama
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51528

Description

IWRM has been an important tool for countries to combat the effects of climate change, as it enables them to better manage and plan for extreme weather events. GWP has been helping countries prepare projects and water initiatives to help implement climate action instruments, by strengthening their capacities, formulating management strategies, and designing proposals to access financial resources.

Expected Impact

GWP’s strategy provides support to countries in strengthening their regulatory frameworks and institutional capacities to address climate change and water resource management. This includes gender mainstreaming, helping to ensure women’s participation in climate action and public policies, and the development of project initiatives that consider a holistic approach to poverty eradication, food security and energy.

376. Youth Water Forum

✍️Input by: Japan Water Forum
🗺️Country: Japan
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50833

Description

: The Youth Water Forum, run by the Japan Water Forum, provides a platform for high school students to share short videos about sustainability projects related to water, as well as attend key conferences to learn more about water issues. To encourage youth engagement, the Forum plans to organize study tours and workshops.

Expected Impact

– The Youth Water Forum provides a platform for youth to share their initiatives and create videos related to water issues. Youth organizations can engage in meaningful youth engagement (MYE) by presenting their opinions at key international conferences, and collaboration is crucial in supporting MYE. The Forum aims to share youth initiatives among concerned organizations and develop action plans to support MYE.

377. Promote accession to the Protocol on Water and Health

✍️Input by: Hungary
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51275

Description

Hungary will lead the Protocol on Water and Health for 2023-2025 and will commit to advancing accession and providing tools and guidance documents to countries in the European Region.

Expected Impact

: The Protocol on Water and Health supports progress towards multiple SDGs, and new Parties will bring more momentum and expertise to the Protocol.

378. PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION TO ACHIEVE ODS 6

✍️Input by: FORO DE LA ECONOMÍA DEL AGUA
🗺️Country: Chile Spain
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50540

Description

Creación de espacios multidisciplinares basados en la ciencia y la academia para abordar los desafíos del ODS 6; divulgación de conocimiento académico a través de blogs, libros y cuadernos; y asesoramiento experto y promoción de alianzas multiactor en los Gobiernos Nacionales.

Expected Impact

: El Foro de la Economía del Agua promueve la Agenda 2030 y los ODS 6 y 17 para desarrollar una acción social y participativa que involucre a todos los actores y afectados.

379. Establishment of self-sufficient water village utilizing all possible and available resources

✍️Input by: Creation of Water Village
🗺️Country: Bangladesh India Nepal
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50648

Description

To improve water resources management and agricultural growth, water village concepts should be adopted. This includes efficient and optimum use of irrigation water, rainwater management, soil moisture utilization, rice and other crop cultivars, integrated farming, technologies for rainwater harvesting and recycling, plant protection measures, and adaptive and innovative trials.

Expected Impact

The programme on water resources management to the lowest appropriate level requires educating and training farmers and villagers, including women, youth, indigenous people, and local communities. It also requires creating awareness programmes and strengthening training capacities in developing countries, as well as providing appropriate training to professional extension workers. The role of government includes mobilizing financial and human resources, creating legislation, setting standards, and creating opportunities for public participation. International agencies and donors should provide support to developing countries in creating the necessary enabling environment for integrated water resources management.

380. CED-WATER INIATIVE

✍️Input by: Ishmael Amini
🗺️Country: Malawi Mozambique Zambia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51495

Description

The objective of this project is to advocate for the access of clean water and improve health in a community. This will be done through a holistic approach, involving community and faith leaders, Village Development Committees and Center for Enlightenment and Development. Monitoring will be easy and information will be reported to stakeholders.

Expected Impact

Our project is interlinked with SDGs 1 and 13, and we have set orientations and workshops to sensitise the link between these SDGs. We have also integrated SDG2 so that people are aware of how important SDG6 is connected to SDGs 1, 2 and 13.

381. Establishing a strategic framework for achieving universal access to safely-managed drinking water supply and sanitation services in Tajikistan

✍️Input by: Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan
🗺️Country: Tajikistan
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51183

Description

The Government of Tajikistan will adopt a National Water Supply and Sanitation Program until 2030 and establish a monitoring system to serve as a basis for technical and economic regulation. The Program will involve finalizing a nationwide survey, investment plan, and decisions on policy-making, sector planning, and monitoring and regulatory bodies. The Ministry of Energy and Water Resources will lead the process, with support from the World Bank and other partners.

Expected Impact

: The program will streamline fragmented efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6.1 and 6.2 targets, and consider additional targets such as improving water quality, increasing water-use efficiency, and ensuring sustainability of investments.

382. The Water Policy Goal Index

✍️Input by: RIWA-Rijn
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50548

Description

We developed an index to monitor and visualize the progress on water policy goals, specifically the European Water Framework Directive Article 7.3. The index is based on the legal requirements for drinking water compared to the actual raw water quality. We showed that the water quality of the lower Rhine (at the Dutch-German border) did not improve in terms of WFD art 7.3 but the water quality of the upper Rhine (at the Swiss-German border) did improve. We have published our results and made the underlying R-script freely available. The method can be adapted to other policy goals.

Expected Impact

The process of developing a common multistakeholder understanding of the parameters in the index is valuable for creating acceptance of the results and its implications. In this case, the results of the index were used to mirror the WFD 7.3 promise of a reduced level of purification treatment back to the policy makers using the legal requirements of the drinking water regulations for clean and wholesome drinking water. This elicited the interest of upstream partners and led to an assessment across the whole catchment and a commitment to continue to monitor future progress.

✍️Input by: Swiss Water Partnership Youth
🗺️Country: Switzerland
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50651

Description

: The Swiss Water Partnership Youth (SWP Youth) is a hub of expertise that focuses on young people’s needs and talents in the water sector. It is a co-founder of the Global Youth Movement for Water (GYMW) and seeks to support governments worldwide in meaningfully including young voices in decisions related to access to safe water and sanitation for all. To achieve this, it funds and supervises youth-led, local water initiatives and works to equip young people to become meaningful leaders and implementors of sustainable and fair water management.

Expected Impact

SWP Youth works to achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, with special attention to women and girls and those in vulnerable situations. We provide capacity-building, knowledge exchange, swiss expertize and advocacy on national and international level. We also fund and mentor youth led water projects and small businesses, and put young people, their needs and their talent at the core of our activities. We also contribute to North-South cooperation to exchange know-how.

384. Strengthening local to national capacities for water security for all

✍️Input by: HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
🗺️Country: Albania Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Burkina Faso Ethiopia Georgia Guatemala Haiti Honduras Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lebanon Madagascar Mali Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Niger Pakistan Peru Republic of Moldova Serbia Sri Lanka Sudan Tajikistan Global Action Plan Tunisia Uzbekistan Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50769

Description

: Helvetas works with civil society, public institutions and the private sector to promote access to water, sanitation, hygiene, food and natural resources in development and humanitarian contexts. We strive to improve living conditions and climate resilience, while focusing on the needs of disadvantaged women and men.

Expected Impact

HELVETAS and its partners work to increase access to safe WASH and irrigation services and to empower water users, local community organisations, and private sector water users in water management. They strengthen capacities of these stakeholders and ensure that water management and services are equitable, accountable, and sustainable. Their strategies involve targeting, apt technologies, investment strategies, and monitoring to ensure that the most marginalised are reached.

385. Mountain Re-hydration Movement as a local action for the protection of mountain fires as a Private-Public-Partnership

✍️Input by: Rain For All
🗺️Country: Republic of Korea Slovakia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51108

Description

: Rainwater management can help mitigate the climate crisis by harvesting rainwater at the source using many small structures with public-private partnerships. The Korean Red Cross can mobilize members at each village and school, and companies can help with donations and personnel to make such movements locally. The International Federation of Red Cross will also be involved in proposing such actions.

Expected Impact

: IWRM can be achieved by creating small rainwater retention structures in the mountains, which can reduce flooding risks, replenish ground water, revitalize ecosystems, and provide economic benefits for women. This local action can be supported by a network and training program from the Korean Red Cross, and should be included in national laws or registered as a local action of IWRM for climate resilience. This could help combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, and conserve mountain ecosystems.

386. SDG 6 Data for All

✍️Input by: UN-Water
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51115

Description

– The UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 (IMI-SDG6) aims to ensure that by 2030, data on all SDG 6 global indicators is available for all countries and provides a robust basis for analysis of gaps, so as to accelerate the delivery of SDG 6 targets. This will also serve as a means to support the follow-up and review of the outcomes of the 2023 UN Water Conference and country commitments under the Water Action Agenda.

Expected Impact

: IMI-SDG6 is undertaking three global data collection exercises to obtain data on 11 global indicators from all countries, with particular focus on those with the greatest need of support. This data will be used to create holistic policies, increase accountability, target those most in need, and create a common language for learning and sharing. The data will also be used to identify progress and document lessons and enabling conditions for progress. IMI-SDG6 has strong interlinkages with a majority of the other Sustainable Development Goals.

387. Sustainable Lake Management

✍️Input by: Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
🗺️Country: Indonesia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51079

Description

: This commitment is intended and developed to intervene the decreasing of Indonesian Lake’s ecosystem, by providing and facilitating a community-based effort, with the aim of saving the Lake’s ecosystem and increasing of the community welfare. This commitment combines learning process of the community with thorough communication and strengthening contribution of the government, and its main output is a policy recommendation and Integrated and innovative Eco-Edu-Tourism Agroforestry at the catchment area of the Lake.

Expected Impact

This commitment aims to increase community awareness and behavior, improve landscape condition, create better livelihood opportunities, and strengthen governance in order to improve the condition of the lake and benefit the community. The expected impacts are better water quality, controlled erosion and sedimentation, and sustainability of the biodiversity, as well as improved social well-being, higher income, higher investment, potential of developed circular economy, and sustainability of the learning process.

388. Promoting understanding of interlinkage between water security and climate among grass root communities

✍️Input by: India Water Foundation
🗺️Country: Bhutan India Nepal
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50655

Description

: The India Water Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to provide communities with creative approaches to a life-long learning on environment protection and water as a solution to climate issues. We strengthen partnerships with local communities and integrate livelihoods with science of environmental stewardship, advancement of environmental and climate resilience, health & hygiene, technology, and circularity. We also work to empower communities to develop conflict-sensitive water management methods, generate knowledge on water-related risks and ecosystem services, and build environmental and climate resilience skills.

Expected Impact

This initiative will work to improve water security, access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and water-use efficiency in order to promote economic growth, social development, and environmental sustainability. It will also protect and restore water ecosystems, promote climate resilience, and ensure that the rights of women are respected. It will be implemented on a community level, with a focus on vulnerable communities, and will be aligned with SDG 6.

389. Accelerating water action implementation in C40 Cities.

✍️Input by: C40 Cities
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51099

Description

: The C40 Water-Safe Cities program is focused on helping cities understand and mitigate water climate hazards, through research, goal setting, technical assistance, and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. The program is a partnership between Grundfos and C40 Cities with the goal of making water a core component of cities’ climate strategies.

Expected Impact

Mayoral leadership is essential for implementing water actions and safeguarding communities from water-related climate hazards. The programme plans to raise ambition on water resilience and provide cities with resources to deliver this agenda. It will ensure water security and safety are integrated into cities’ climate strategies.

390. IMPROVING ACCESS TO WATER THROUGH PEATLAND RESTORATION IN KENYA.

✍️Input by: WETLANDS CONSERVATION ORGANISATION.
🗺️Country: Kenya
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50789

Description

: The Wetlands Conservation Organisation has an objective to restore 50,000 hectares of peatland ecosystem and ensure the remaining undrained peatlands remain intact in Kenya by 2033. Initial focus will be on riparian communities around the Manguo swamp in Kiambu, Kenya. The Organisation’s approach will engage disadvantaged groups such as women and youth as key stakeholders, and recruit one thousand pastoralists to facilitate the adoption of new solutions. The project will help to enhance the lives of the people living in these areas, providing them with access to pure, dignified, and safe drinking water.

Expected Impact

The Wetlands Conservation Organization (WCO) will provide training and employment opportunities to local communities, and work to improve infrastructure, provide life skills and vocational training, and increase awareness and knowledge. The short-term impact includes acquiring 1,000 Manguo community members with knowledge and skills, increased biodiversity, improved livelihoods, and restoration of wetland ecosystem services. The medium-term impact includes acquiring knowledge and skills by 100,000 Manguo Community members, enhanced biodiversity, mitigation of degradation, and improved standards of living. The long-term impact includes representative wetland restoration sites across 8 different wetland ecosystems, acquisition of knowledge and skills by 1 million smallholder farmers and Manguo Communities, enhancement of biodiversity nationally, improved micro-climate, mitigation of degradation, and uplifted standards of living.

391. The Archipelago Agenda

✍️Input by: Pratt Institute Center for Climate Adaptation
🗺️Country: Chile India Singapore United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51831

Description

– The Center for Climate Adaptation, a partnership between Pratt Institute, Pace University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design, has set a goal of working with stakeholders in two of the world’s most densely populated urban archipelagos, New York City and Singapore, to develop scalable, rapid, nature-based solutions for living with and harvesting multiple types of water by 2022. The center will expand its research to include other urban archipelagos, such as the Chiloe and Patagonian Archipelagos in Chile and the Daman/Diu Islands in the Western coast of India, by 2024. This work will draw upon the experiences of indigenous cultures that have long lived with, on and under water, and will seek to develop sustainable solutions for these most vulnerable regions.

Expected Impact

: The Archipelago Agenda seeks to build partnerships within complex geomorphic and geopolitical regions and advocate for the archipelagos in which we live, advocating for the recognition of the importance of these areas for collaborative research.

392. Groundwater development through water well borehole drilling for resilient water supplies in urban and rural areas in Solomon Islands

✍️Input by: Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification – Water Resources Management Division
🗺️Country: Solomon Islands
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50751

Description

The initiative is a government program to diversify water supply sources in order to increase resilience to the impact of climate change. It is implemented by the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification – Water Resources Management Division and is in-line with the National Development Strategy 2016-2035 and the National Water Resources and Sanitation Policy 2018. The program involves individuals, private, public, organizations, companies and institutions who require alternative water supply sources and the government provides services for groundwater assessment, drilling and development of boreholes. The government is also responsible for rehabilitation of the boreholes for a period of 1-2 years and the water well borehole is monitored to determine the water table within the area.

Expected Impact

: Conjunctive use of different types of water supply sources can increase water supply resilience and sustainability, resulting in better socio-economic well being, health, and economic growth for the country.

393. Interpretative Water Path: Interdisciplinary experiences

✍️Input by: El Colegio de México
🗺️Country: Mexico
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50657

Description

The Tehwan ti ameh is an interpretive path consisting of eight educational stations which are circularly arranged in order to represent the water cycle. It is located at the Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural and is used to facilitate workshops on topics such as water awareness, water and climate change, and water and gender. The path is available in Spanish and/or Nahuatl, and its purpose is to train and sensitize the university, community organizations, and any interested persons about unconventional technologies related to rainwater harvesting, water purification, wastewater, wastewater treatment, wetlands, dry toilets, and compost.

Expected Impact

: In Latin America, the problem is not just the lack of access to clean water and decent sanitation, but also the lack of maintenance of the infrastructure. To address this problem, local universities, as well as local communities, should be involved in the co-creation of appropriate solutions that involve the use of eco-technologies. This could be done through participatory exercises and programs such as Intercultural Management for Development, Environmental Engineering and Architecture, and social sciences.

394. Build Communities of Practice to Advance IWRM in Albania, Bhutan, and the Volta Basin.

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership
🗺️Country: Albania Benin Bhutan Burkina Faso Côte d’Ivoire Ghana Mali Togo
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51103

Description

GWP will create communities of practice in three locations with tangible water resources management challenges. These CoPs will be embedded in ongoing projects and initiatives, and will use a participatory approach to develop a Community Charter. They will also provide an online repository of materials, capacity building and learning activities, and peer-to-peer training.

Expected Impact

: This project aims to enhance knowledge and capacity among actors to take more sustainable and gender transformative water management and investment decisions in the Volta basin, Albania, and Bhutan. The project will use IWRM principles to enable inclusive decision-making and sustainable investments, while taking into account existing development objectives and priorities and gender-specific barriers. The overall goal is to build water and climate resiliency, achieve good ecological status of water bodies, and increase agricultural productivity and production.

395. Towards climate adaptive utilities in Africa and Asia

✍️Input by: VEi
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Ethiopia Ghana Indonesia Kenya Lao People’s Democratic Republic Malawi Mali Netherlands Philippines State of Palestine Global Action Plan Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50331

Description

: The WaterWorX programme aims to provide access to climate-proof water services for vulnerable people, by supporting utilities to adapt to the effects of climate change. This includes improving exploitation, protection and extension of water resources to supply new and existing water users with safe and reliable water. The programme has already contributed to first-time access to piped water and sanitation services for 1.6 million people, and aims to provide 3.5 million more with water and sanitation services by 2022.

Expected Impact

The programme aims to enhance resilience of people and organizations to climate change impacts by connecting new people, vulnerable to the effects of climate change, to the water supply network. It contributes to SDGs 6, 15, 3, 1, 4, 5, and 13.

396. Promover las buenas prácticas en cooperación transfronteriza mediante acciones locales y regionales, con enfoque en aspectos legales e institucionales

✍️Input by: Dirección Nacional de Fronteras y Límites del Estado (DIFROL) / Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile.
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51348

Description

El compromiso voluntario involucra la realización de un seminario regional sobre cooperación en aguas transfronterizas durante el año 2024, enfocado principalmente en aspectos legales e institucionales. Esto se llevará a cabo a través de reuniones de la mesa de trabajo de Cancillería, coordinación con otros órganos y servicios de la Administración del Estado y un presupuesto de DIFROL para el año 2024 que refleje, en la medida de lo posible, aquello necesario para organizar el seminario.

Expected Impact

El impacto esperado es mejorar los actuales acuerdos operativos de la región y crear nuevos acuerdos operativos que permitan reportar mayores superficies de cuencas sujetas a cooperación institucionalizada, con el fin de cumplir con el objetivo del Indicador ODS 6.5.2.

397. Picasso and Agenda 2030

✍️Input by: VET Centre. Ceuta (Spain)
🗺️Country: Spain
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50629

Description

: “Picasso and Agenda 2030” is an exposition that links Picasso’s work to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to raise awareness about global issues. Each SDG is related to a Picasso painting with a three-language message about global injustice.

Expected Impact

: Our “art for impact” exposition has been approved by New York Water Week 2023 and focuses on SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). We are thrilled to spread sustainability and Agenda 2030 through Picasso’s work. Links to press releases and interviews in Spanish and English can be found in the latest section.

398. Expanding pathways to inclusive innovation, opportunity, and stewardship in the Blue Economy

✍️Input by: Current Innovation NFP
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51245

Description

: Current is a Chicago-based water innovation hub working to build an inclusive blue economy, accelerate innovation, and solve pressing water problems. Our initiatives include strengthening the blue economy, helping communities access federal funding, building partnerships to test and scale solutions, and creating a strong network of water innovators. We have already secured over $10 million in funding and hosted 31 events reaching nearly 2,000 attendees. We are now planning for 2023, including the launch of an Industry Consortium and Chicago Water Week.

Expected Impact

– Current’s mission is to drive inclusive economic growth and environmental protection for water through collaborative innovation to make tangible progress on multiple Sustainable Development Goals.

399. ONE global central capacity building and education Academy focusing on Chemical, Wastewater, Effluent Treatment and Water Management

✍️Input by: ZDHC Academy (as part of Roadmap to Zero Progamme by ZDHC)
🗺️Country: Argentina Bangladesh Brazil China Ola Test Egypt Ethiopia France Germany Guatemala Honduras India Indonesia Italy Japan Mauritius Mexico Morocco Netherlands Pakistan Portugal Singapore Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland Thailand Tunisia Turkey United States of America Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50652

Description

: The ZDHC Academy was set up in 2016 to share knowledge and skills in order to improve a sustainable chemical management system within the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industry. The Academy offers courses and trainers to help reduce the hazardous chemicals in wastewater discharge, which has a significant impact on the environment and human health. It works to meet the goal of the UNESCO 1977 Tbilisi Declaration to increase people’s knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, and to foster attitudes, motivations, and commitments to make informed decisions and take responsible action.

Expected Impact

The UN-Water SDG 6 Capacity Development Initiative has inspired the ZDHC Academy to create a central capacity building and education academy focused on Sustainable Chemical Management, Wastewater, Effluent Treatment and Water Management for the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industry. The Academy is a global platform that offers capacity building activities to individuals, organisations and communities so they can implement changes based on acquired knowledge. The long-term outcome of this initiative is reduced pollution, improved and increased water management, and less untreated discharged water with less impact on the environment and human health.

400. Advocating for the acceleration of Canadian Commitments towards Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to Prevent and Manage Neglected Tropical Diseases

✍️Input by: Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
🗺️Country: Canada
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51574

Description

The Canadian Network for NTDs will advocate for water, sanitation and hygiene as a human right, as well as a critical pathway towards the sustainable achievement of the WHO NTD Roadmap 2030 goals; and achieving Health for All (SDG3). This advocacy will raise awareness about the impact of access to WASH on the health of communities affected by NTDs, and promote the integration of WASH by the Government of Canada as critical to achieving sustainable results through its global health investments. The Network will use existing international days, partnerships, frameworks and mechanisms to support this advocacy work.

Expected Impact

The Government of Canada needs to prioritize the right to clean water and sanitation both at home and abroad. This initiative will influence the Government to invest and take action to ensure equal access to clean water and sanitation to support health for all, including people with NTD-acquired disabilities. The expected impact is to see the government of Canada taking decisive action towards SDG6 both at home and abroad.

401. Improving access to WASH services in health facilities for rural areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and refugee settlements in Thailand

✍️Input by: Malteser International (MI), in its capacity as the relief and development organization of the Sovereign Order of Malta
🗺️Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Thailand
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50777

Description

: Malteser International’s commitment is to continue providing access to safe water, hygienic sanitation, adequate handwashing points, and waste disposal systems in health care facilities in Thai refugee camps and the DRC until May 2026 and 2025 respectively. This is pivotal in advancing gender equality as women and girls are empowered to actively contribute to the provided WASH services, build their capacities and gain access to economic opportunities.

Expected Impact

: The main objectives of WASH for Health facilities interventions in the DRC are to reduce morbidity and mortality from communicable diseases. The expected impact of improving WASH infrastructure of health facilities is to reduce the risk of spreading diseases. Moreover, it supports the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6.1 and 6.2, and 3.8, 3.1. A recent impact study was conducted in 2021 to evaluate the impact of WASH interventions in refugee camps and now Malteser International plans to undertake a similar study in the DRC.

402. Cherinet Hariffo

✍️Input by: ICGC
🗺️Country: Burundi Eritrea Ethiopia Kenya Rwanda Somalia South Sudan Sudan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50635

Description

: We are working with a team of young people globally to start initiatives to better advance the SDGs. We will update you on our progress soon.

Expected Impact

We are expecting to see an impact where no one is left behind, no kids go to bed hungry, and all children are in school.

403. Reduction of process water discharges

✍️Input by: Stora Enso Oyj
🗺️Country: Belgium China Finland Poland Sweden
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50467

Description

: In 2022, Stora Enso committed to reducing process water discharges per saleable tonne by 17% by 2030 from 2019. Extensive work was done to identify water reduction actions, and the target for total water withdrawal remains.

Expected Impact

Stora Enso has invested to reduce water discharges and costs by 2.7 million m3 and EUR 1.4 million respectively. They have set a new performance target to reduce process water discharges per saleable tonne by 17% by 2030 compared to the 2019 baseline year.

404. Flood Management and Climate Change Adaptation In Malaysia

✍️Input by: Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change of Malaysia
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51737

Description

: Malaysia is using both structural and non-structural measures to mitigate floods and adapt to climate change. This includes increased funding for projects, nature-based solutions, integrated water resource and flood management, increased water retention capacity, and gazetting river reserves and flood prone areas. The country is also aiming to raise the average recurrence interval level of flood and coastal protection structures and mainstreaming adaptation and disaster risk reduction for floods.

Expected Impact

Malaysia is expected to experience an annual surface temperature rise of 1.9 to 2.1°C by the end of the century, along with an increase in precipitation of 14% to 25%. Sea levels are projected to rise to 0.7m. These changes could have a significant impact on the country’s economy and population, as seen in the 2021 flood. To reduce the risks of flood, Malaysia has been increasing the effectiveness of flood mitigation and mainstreaming climate change adaptation. This could help to achieve SDGs 11 and 13 and benefit SDGs 1.5, 2.4, 6.5 and 9.1.

405. Accelerating Sanitation and Menstrual Hygiene – Switzerland’s contribution to the UN Sanitation and Hygiene Fund SHF

✍️Input by: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50771

Description

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF) is a UN fund dedicated to bringing transformative change to people around the world who lack access to safe toilets and handwashing facilities, and to help manage menstrual health. It works to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 by 2030, by mobilizing resources to create sustainable sanitation economies and menstrual hygiene marketplaces, and to empower women with choice, voice, and power.

Expected Impact

: The SHF bridges the development and finance worlds, and its strategy has four main strategic areas where financing is urgently required: scaling-up off-grid, on-site household sanitation and hygiene services; addressing menstrual health and hygiene gaps, promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; increasing sustainable water, sanitation, hygiene and MHH services in schools and health care facilities; and supporting all forms of innovation which work towards providing access to safely managed services for all. Investments in access to sanitation, hygiene and MHH drive impact across a broad range of development areas and have potential for growth, job creation, and economic development.

406. W4CCMH – Water for Climate Change Mental Health – Integrating inclusive water strategies in climate services

✍️Input by: United Nations University – MERIT (UNU-MERIT)
🗺️Country: Belgium Germany India Italy Netherlands Sao Tomé and Principe Spain State of Palestine Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51888

Description

We are developing an action agenda to support the mental health implications of water insecurities and disasters, with a focus on research, capacity development, and policy. We will enhance understanding of the interlinkages of climate change and mental health, conduct multi-country research on existing support services, increase climate literacy, and develop policy recommendations and multi-stakeholder consultations. We will ensure follow-up by developing tools and materials for capacity development based on the aggregated insights from the research.

Expected Impact

: We aim to assess gaps and needs in existing support mechanisms to understand the interlinkages between water insecurity/water-related disasters, climate change and mental health, focusing on vulnerability factors and inequalities (e.g., gender, age, indigenous status, disability, socioeconomic status). We also aim to understand emerging concepts of mental health outcomes (e.g. climate change anxiety, eco-grief, solastalgia) and how to build and implement smart water strategies in climate services to enable building mental health resilience for all. Finally, we want to empower and accelerate the unique advantages of youth and future generations to contribute to an inclusive climate resilient future.

407. WASH for all Communities through an Integrated Approach.

✍️Input by: Manila Water Foundation
🗺️Country: Philippines
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50686

Description

Manila Water Foundation implements programs on water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) through a holistic and participatory approach. MWF engages local government units and government institutions to fulfill shared objectives and consults with community and institutional experts to ensure that the interventions are targeted and sustained. MWF has three program houses – Integrated WASH, WASH Interventions and Environment – to deliver the full phases of water access and wastewater services and protect, conserve and care for natural resources and its surrounding communities.

Expected Impact

: MWF conducts technical and social assessments to understand the WASH needs of priority communities and utilizes a screening methodology to determine the readiness and openness of the community to WASH interventions. MWF also encourages participation from the local government and institutions, resonating established policies and integrating government programs with the SDG 6 targets to create a unified effort and activate shared equity.

408. 100 Water Resilient African Cities

✍️Input by: ACWA Platform
🗺️Country: Angola Botswana Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Namibia Nigeria Rwanda Senegal South Africa Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Global Action Plan Uganda Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51515

Description

The ACWA Platform provides partner cities with technical assistance and capacity-building support to identify, design, and prepare innovative solutions for investment and piloting. It advances high-impact pilots to mature water resilience programs for scaling water action, with up to $5 billion in financing from the ACWA Fund. The Platform’s support to cities includes community storytelling fellowships, participatory planning methods and approaches, resilience toolbox and analysis tools, access to a community of practice comprised of thinkers and doers, and Gamechanger Labs for problem-solving and ideation.

Expected Impact

: The ACWA Platform will work with 100 African cities to design and implement solutions to advance water resilience, helping cities plan for and sustainably manage their water resources. The Platform will support cities bring resilience to the forefront, getting city leaders to proactively address the impacts of climate change and plan for the projected 200% expansion of cities. Through collaborative engagements with local, regional and national leadership, the Platform’s support to cities will also serve to catalyze multi-level governance.

409. Conservation of water for Survival

✍️Input by: Association for Rural Area Social Modification, Improvement and Nestling (ARASMIN).
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction48281

Description

Water is essential for all living creatures, and its scarcity is a major problem due to population and industrial growth. Pollution of water is a major concern and can cause diseases such as diarrhea and typhoid. To combat this, methods such as community organizations, cultural dependence, plantation of water-harvesting trees, education, and lobbying should be used.

Expected Impact

The Tribal people will get improved and safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, access to subsistence agriculture, physical education, forest development, access to income, gender equality, wildlife protection, and cultural tradition preservation, all of which will help to achieve SDG 1, 2, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 17.

410. #N/A

✍️Input by: URGENCE CONTRE LA FAIM UCF
🗺️Country: Chad
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #N/A

Description

: UCF ( Emergency Against Hunger ) est une organisation à but non lucratif qui s’occupe de promouvoir l’accès à l’alimentation et la nutrition, et de sensibiliser les populations locales sur la qualité nutritionnelle des denrées. Des activités de formation, de sensibilisation et d’appui alimentaire ont été menées avec succès. Nous nous appuyons sur des volontaires pour suivre leurs progrès.

Expected Impact

: Nous visons à conscientiser la population sur l’aggravation de la faimine, à contribuer à la réduction du taux de mortalité maternelle et enfantine du à la malnutrition, et à former 2500 formateurs et formatrices d’ici fin 2023 sur la technique de fabrication de la farine enrichi.

411. Discuss transboundary water governance and cooperation

✍️Input by: Uiversity of Sao Paulo
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50675

Description

: The Water Geography Research Network brings together researchers from different parts of Brazil to study various aspects of water supply. In order to increase popular participation on the issue of transboundary water, public events should be held to bring together people interested in the issue, particularly representatives of indigenous peoples and the local population. Analyses of cooperation and conflict over transboundary waters should also be provided to decision makers in countries that share water.

Expected Impact

The UN 2023 Water Conference is expected to address central themes such as the objectives of the meeting, its main challenges, actions related to the Water Action Agenda, and the need to broaden voices in water governance, especially from local communities and indigenous peoples. It should also analyze existing situations of cooperation and sharing of water in South America, and contribute to the debate with analytical syntheses of concrete situations, in order to build a new political pact for the use of water in the world.

412. 100 Legacy Wells in Uganda

✍️Input by: Call to Care Uganda, Inc
🗺️Country: Uganda United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50149

Description

– Call to Care Uganda has drilled 75 freshwater wells in schools and villages in Uganda, making water accessible to 66,000 people. The organization has set a goal to drill 100 more wells by 2030, providing water to 100,000 more people.

Expected Impact

This new action will provide water access to around 100,000 people in Uganda, helping to accelerate progress towards achieving SDG 6.

413. European Union commitments strengthening the policy and regulatory framework on water and biodiversity

✍️Input by: European Union
🗺️Country: European Commission
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51177

Description

: The EU is committing to increasing the rate of river restoration by 2030 and to working with UNEP until 2026 on a replicable and scalable approach to managing watersheds.

Expected Impact

Commitment 1 will increase the restoration of rivers and its ecosystems and Commitment 2 will promote watershed action planning involving local and indigenous communities and stakeholders in two countries, both of which will support the achievement of SDG6.6 and SDG6.b.

414. Improving Sustainability of the WASH Sector in Upper Egypt

✍️Input by: VNG International
🗺️Country: Egypt
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51622

Description

: This project focuses on four governorates in Upper Egypt to improve the sustainability of WASH investments and services. To ensure sustainability and impact, it takes a locally replicable and scalable approach with a focus on social and institutional sustainability. It takes a peer-to-peer approach to institutional knowledge transfer with Dutch Water Partners, and focuses on cross-stakeholder and inter-governorate knowledge exchange to allow for uptake of good and new practices for replication and scale-up.

Expected Impact

The project works to meet the SDGs by improving the water and resource allocation in Egypt, reducing risks of water shortages, enhancing investments in the WASH sector, developing and strengthening the responsiveness of local government and water and sanitation companies to communities, and producing replicable solutions that can be rolled out elsewhere.

415. Switzerland’s contribution to the UNESCO-IHP governance of transboundary aquifers programme

✍️Input by: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
🗺️Country: CAPRE Foundation Guinea Guinea-Bissau Jordan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Lebanon Senegal Sierra Leone Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Turkey Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50766

Description

: UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme is launching a Governance of Transboundary Aquifers (GTA) programme to strengthen regional stability, cooperation and peace by creating cooperative frameworks for transboundary groundwater governance in Central Asia, the Middle East and West Africa. The programme will raise awareness and capacity, develop/strengthen national/international groundwater policy frameworks and institutions, foster sustainable groundwater management, monitoring and state-of-the-art technologies, and coordinate, harmonize and share data. The programme is set to begin in 2023 and is projected to last up to 2035.

Expected Impact

The programme aims to protect and sustainably use aquifers in selected regions, with the outcomes of improved groundwater management, data sharing, capacity building, dialogue, agreements and awareness raising.

416. Leveraging the WIPO Green Technology Platform for Water Action

✍️Input by: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50433

Description

: WIPO GREEN has developed an advanced database of green technologies and needs in relation to water issues, and is committed to making it available to other organizations in order to create a leading hub of water needs and technology. The database is free and features an AI-supported search function, along with catalogues and publications that showcase solutions within climate change adaptation, including water and coastal regions.

Expected Impact

Leveraging green technology to accelerate water action through matchmaking, dissemination of knowledge on existing and potential solutions, and promoting a better understanding of the water technology and innovation landscape is essential for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.

417. Tunisia – RINOVA – ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION, NEW EMPLOYMENT AND VALORISATION OF THE TERRITORY IN TATAOUINE

✍️Input by: COMUNE DI NUORO EPE
🗺️Country: Tunisia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51232

Description

: The initiative aims to promote sustainable territorial development and resilience to climate change in Tataouine, South Tunisia, by strengthening governance in the field of waste and wastewater management and capacity to promote sustainable land management. The target group is local institutions such as municipalities, CRDA, ONAS, IRA, ODS, INP.

Expected Impact

: The two main objectives of the project are to strengthen governance in waste and wastewater management, and to strengthen capacities to promote inclusive and sustainable forms of land management. The main target group is local institutions, but the project is also designed to help create jobs and access to income in the region.

418. Water Education and Engagement (WE2): Co-Creating the Future of Water Education and Engagement

✍️Input by: Water Education and Engagement (WE2)
🗺️Country: Argentina Canada France Kenya Liberia Mexico Netherlands Nigeria Philippines South Africa Switzerland Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51493

Description

: WE2 is building an alliance-based strategy to accelerate the pace of water education and engagement that leads to clean water for all, a stable climate, healthy people and a vibrant planet. We support water and climate-related projects globally that include under-represented voices working towards a vibrant, healthy future. Our key areas include classroom-based and action-oriented projects, youth-driven change-making campaigns, intergenerational capacity building programs, and data-driven citizen science engagement projects.

Expected Impact

: WE2 goals will help bring women and frontline communities to the decision-making table and bring about necessary change to public and policy levels, with an emphasis on youth and under-represented voices. This will have an impact on SDGs 4 (quality education, skills for employment and lifelong learning), 5 (gender equality), and 6 (safe and affordable water for all).

419. WATER OVER GOLD – PROTECTION OF ŽITNÝ OSTROV

✍️Input by: The Slovak Republic
🗺️Country: Slovakia
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51300

Description

Slovakia has the largest natural groundwater reservoir in Central Europe – Žitný ostrov or ‘Rye Island’. Its water originally comes from The Danube, and it can supply more than 16 million people. Its hydrological conditions are influenced by the Gabčíkovo Water Structure, and the land use is mainly agricultural. Droughts are predicted, and the quality of underground sources of drinking water is insufficiently controlled. There is no central register of sources of groundwater pollution, and sources of drinking water are threatened by increasing pollution. Therefore, protecting this precious and irreplaceable wealth is essential for healthy and sustainable development.

Expected Impact

The quality of the water we drink is an existential issue. The protection of groundwater resources should be our primary concern and the current state of surface and underground water quality in the Žitný ostrov should be monitored better and more often. Chemical pollution from Vrakuňa landfill and other industrial activities in Bratislava are affecting the groundwater negatively and measures should be taken to mitigate the consequences. Spreading awareness why clean water matters is also important.

420. National Laboratory of Water Science and Security

✍️Input by: University of Pannonia
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51288

Description

The National Laboratory’s primary goal is to broaden knowledge on fluvial and lacustrine systems, considering the complexity and interactions in their hydrology, hydrodynamics, morphology, water quality and ecology, to enable smarter and more secure water management and more advanced waste water treatment technologies.

Expected Impact

The NL will improve social sustainability and resilience through enhancing water security, reducing vulnerability and diminishing water-related risks. Benefits to society will manifest in improved water security strategy and social resilience, as well as the establishment of a scientific background institute for Hungarian water management. Proposed outcomes include >150 scientific publications, new monitoring and data processing systems, >15 EU project proposals, knowledge transfer to university curricula, and the development of a research group to support government initiatives towards the establishment of a new national water resources research institution.

421. Promoting integral (youth) national water strategies

✍️Input by: Dutch Youth Climate Movement (Jonge Klimaatbeweging)
🗺️Country: Global Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50851

Description

: The Dutch Youth Climate Movement has written a National Youth Water Vision to get young people more involved in water as an important issue for a liveable future, highlight the different dimensions of water, and strengthen Dutch water policy. The aim is to encourage other countries and youth organizations to develop National Water Visions/Strategies.

Expected Impact

It is necessary for more countries and youth organizations to draft a national and integral water strategy in order to increase the importance of water in decision making processes.

422. Community projet to support awareness of Young leaders on importance of rational management of national ressources

✍️Input by: Groupement Agro-pastoral pour le développement de Yongoro(GADY)
🗺️Country: Central African Republic
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51933

Description

: La crise militaro-politique de la préfecture du Mbomou a conduit à la misère, à la pauvreté et à l’inaccessibilité des populations à l’eau, à l’hygiène et à l’assainissement de qualité. Pour améliorer les conditions de vie des populations, un projet de protection de l’environnement et d’accès à l’eau potable de qualité sera mis en œuvre. Une unité d’équipe de gestion du projet, sous la coordination de GADY, sera mise en place pour faciliter le contrôle et la communication des documents techniques se rapportant à l’exécution du projet.

Expected Impact

: Pour faire face aux défis, nous allons mener des activités dans les domaines du WASH, de la protection de l’environnement et de la résilience communautaire. Nous prévoyons d’améliorer l’accès à l’eau potable, de former les jeunes filles et les jeunes garçons, de créer des emplois locaux et des AGR, ainsi que d’autres activités visant à améliorer la santé et l’économie des populations vulnérables. Les impacts attendus comprennent l’accès à l’eau potable pour 80% des populations vulnérables, une diminution du taux de maladie hydrique, une formation technique et professionnelle pour 89% des jeunes, des unités de gestion des forages par village et des activités génératrices de revenus.

423. Thomas Schumann Water Security Fund

✍️Input by: Thomas Schumann Capital
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Cambodia Cameroon Canada Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Ola Test Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia European Commission Fiji Finland France Gabon CAPRE Foundation Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti University of the Basque Country Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Climate Emergency Institute Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Vital Actions for Sustainable Development [AVD] Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Advisory Group on International Environmental Governance (The UNEP Major Groups and Stakeholders) Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tomé and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Suriname Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Global Action Plan Thailand The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Timor-Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50740

Description

Thomas Schumann Water Security Fund is committed to accelerating UN SDG 6.4 by investing in Project Greenland and Alaska, which will provide long-term freshwater supply to the real economy.

Expected Impact

UN SDG 6 is accelerated through the implementation of capital and actual freshwater resources in public and private markets.

424. Raising the Visibility of Women in Water

✍️Input by: Ethiopian Women in Water Association
🗺️Country: Ethiopia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50820

Description

: The Ethiopian Women in Water Association works to empower women professionals in the water sector, provide new information on job opportunities, and coordinate non-profit projects to reach out to the community. They do this by providing capacity building trainings, facilitating exchanges of experience and opportunities, networking, and studying the barriers to women’s participation in the sector.

Expected Impact

: In Ethiopia, there is a gender gap in the water sector, which has caused women to have to sacrifice work and education in order to access clean water. The Ethiopian Women in Water Association works to bridge this gap by providing a platform for women professionals to share ideas, exchange experiences and opportunities, and network in order to contribute to gender balance and diversity in the sector.

425. Commitment from NEWAVE Early Stage Researchers on Overcoming Obstacles for Reflexive Research Practices in Water Governance – to the UN Water Conference 2023

✍️Input by: NEWAVE
🗺️Country: Netherlands Spain Sweden
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51706

Description

We are a group of Early Stage Researchers in water governance and have identified gaps in the global water governance system. We are committed to fostering reflexivity in our role as academics, researchers, and practitioners and are pushing forward 7 actions to influence the direction of the Water Action Agenda, to create spaces for transparent, just, and accountable forms of water governance.

Expected Impact

: In order to build ethical and sustained partnerships with local actors/institutions, researchers should question biases of what research is considered useful, neutral, or legitimate; critically engage with information collection practices; acknowledge the connections of water and land; critically reflect on the limitations of institutions; complexify and challenge binaries in water governance research; and reflect on how metrics are designed and leveraged to promote certain policies or paradigms.

426. Supporting climate-resilient health facilities in Malawi through sustainable access to water using solar disinfection of harvested rainwater: the SURG-Water Project

✍️Input by: RCSI Univeristy of Medicine and Health Sciences
🗺️Country: Malawi
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51320

Description

: The SURG-Water team is developing a low-energy, sustainable solution to address inadequate access to water in rural healthcare facilities in Malawi. The solution uses solar water disinfection technology to treat harvested rainwater, providing a backup supply to address interruptions in existing water supplies. Studies will evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and adoption of the technology to inform national scale-up.

Expected Impact

: SURG-Water will improve access to clean and safe water in rural health care facilities in Malawi, by capturing and treating rainwater to build resilience to climate change. It will fill a policy gap in sub-Saharan Africa by providing evidence-based solutions to address water shortages in rural areas.

427. Создание цифровой платформы “Водные данные”

✍️Input by: Федеральное государственное бюджетное учреждение «Российский научно-исследовательский институт комплексного использования и охраны водных ресурсов»
🗺️Country: Russian Federation
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49957

Description

: Цифровая платформа “Водные данные” была создана для улучшения удовлетворенности граждан государственными услугами, повышения качества выполнения государственных функций, снижения издержек государственного управления, а также для предоставления гражд

Expected Impact

: Создание единого хранилища данных, единой точки доступа и непрерывного взаимодействия для оказания государственных услуг и управления Федеральным агентством водных ресурсов.

428. Youth for the Future of the Columbia River Basin

✍️Input by: North American Youth Parliament for Water-USA
🗺️Country: Canada United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50665

Description

: NAYPW brings together youth and young professionals to create sustainable solutions for water issues in North America, with a focus on the Columbia River Basin. The goal of the project is to empower youth with knowledge and action opportunities, while collecting their concerns and visions for the future. The final output will be a report to be used to communicate the concerns of youth to decision-makers and negotiators in the basin.

Expected Impact

This commitment to youth engagement in the Columbia River Basin will support SDG 6, 13, and 15. It will strengthen community participation in water management (6.b), increase focus on climate change adaptive measures (13.2), and encourage greater investment into equitable and fair recognition of the multiple uses and needs of communities in the basin for the ecosystem services it provides (15.5 and 15.6).

429. Ensure a full transition to the integrated water resources management through the National Water Resources Strategy

✍️Input by: Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan
🗺️Country: Tajikistan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51187

Description

: The Government of Tajikistan has committed to promote Integrated Water Resource Management and Planning to protect water resources and meet the SDG6 targets by 2030. A National Water Resource Strategy will be developed to address sector fragmentation, inadequate water management practices, and climate change impacts. The strategy will provide a roadmap for implementation, set priorities for dealing with water challenges, strengthen institutional tools, and incentivize investments in innovative technologies. The MEWR will lead the process, with a National Water Council established to oversee implementation.

Expected Impact

: The adoption and implementation of a National Water Resources Strategy in the country could accelerate the achievement of various SDGs, such as 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, and 6.5, by focusing on interlinkages between surface and underground water resources, improving water quality, protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems, strengthening information base for planning of water supply systems, and regulating multi-purpose water reservoirs. It would also contribute to other SDGs related to water, food, and energy security.

430. CAF: Significant Increase in Financing to foster Water Security in LAC

✍️Input by: CAF – Development Bank of Latin America
🗺️Country: Argentina Barbados Macquarie University Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Jamaica Mexico Panama Paraguay Peru Portugal Spain Trinidad and Tobago Uruguay Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51217

Description

: CAF is a multilateral development bank committed to SDG6 and other water-related SDGs in the Latin America and Caribbean region. CAF’s Water Strategy 2023-2026 outlines its lines of action for Water Security, including integrated water resource management, safe and equitable access to water and sanitation, reduction of water and urban solid waste pollution, and access to irrigation. CAF is also increasing funding for Water Security projects, extending its CAF-PPSA Water Project Preparation Program, encouraging greater participation of the private sector, strengthening ties with international financial institutions, and promoting technological and financial innovation in the water sector.

Expected Impact

CAF will support water programs and projects in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next three years, benefiting 7 million people with no or limited access to water and sanitation. Wastewater treatment projects are expected to benefit 10 million people, reducing pollution and mitigating droughts and water scarcity. Water security projects will help with flood control, and water governance will be strengthened at multiple levels to help improve information exchange and managerial capacities. These projects will benefit many other sectors, such as health, agriculture, forestry, renewable energy, transportation, tourism, decent housing, and education, contributing to employment, gender equality, and inclusiveness.

431. IMPLICATION DES FEMMES RURALES DANS L ACCES A L’EAU POTABLE ET LAPHABETISATION DANS LES ZONES RURALE DE LA COTE D IVOIRE

✍️Input by: ASSOCIATION MAFUBO
🗺️Country: Côte d’Ivoire
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51509

Description

: Ce projet vise à améliorer l’accès à l’eau potable, à promouvoir le rôle économique des femmes et à renforcer leurs capacités de gestion. Pour ce faire, des informations et des sensibilisations sur la gestion communautaire de l’eau potable et la scolarisation des filles seront données, des séances d’alphabétisation fonctionnelle seront organisées, des infrastructures hydroélectriques seront mises en place et des centres d’apprentissage et des garderies seront construits.

Expected Impact

Les femmes africaines sont éduquées pour être des mères et des épouses et sont déléguées aux tâches domestiques. Pour améliorer leurs conditions de vie, un projet proposé viserait à leur fournir de l’eau potable, de l’alphabétisation et des activités génératrices de revenus. Ce projet soutiendrait également l’implication des hommes dans la gestion de l’eau et renforcerait la capacité des femmes à gérer leurs revenus.

432. Water for all, water justice

✍️Input by: ONGAWA, Ingeniería para el Desarrollo Humano
🗺️Country: Guatemala Mozambique Nicaragua Senegal Spain Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50688

Description

The ONGAWA commits to promoting water governance based on human rights principles, building capacity and institutional stability, using accessible public information systems, prioritizing actions for vulnerable populations, monitoring Spanish Official Development Assistance, and partnering with public and private entities to realize the human right to water and sanitation.

Expected Impact

ONGAWA has committed to contributing to the acceleration of SDG6 by improving public policies and interventions in Spanish Cooperation for Development. They will also work to improve the public and private actors in international cooperation in the water and sanitation sector. This will be done through studies, training, cooperation projects, and awareness-raising and political advocacy activities.

433. Team Europe Initiative on Transboundary Water Management in Africa

✍️Input by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
🗺️Country: Burundi Cameroon Chad Democratic Republic of the Congo CAPRE Foundation Niger Rwanda Global Action Plan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51932

Description

: The Team Europe Initiative (TEI) on Transboundary Water Management in Africa aims to enhance transboundary water management to support sustainable development and regional integration in Africa. The TEI will provide a framework for coordinated action between EU Member States and EU institutions with the African Union Commission, African Ministers’ Council on Water, African Network of Basin Organisations, and African Regional Economic Communities. The initiative seeks to strengthen the institutional framework governing the African water security agenda and promote coordinated development and management of water resources.

Expected Impact

: The TEI promotes increased water security, regional stability and resilience through transboundary water management and cooperation, in support of Agenda 2030, the EU-Africa Partnership, Africa Water Vision 2025 and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, as well as the Green Deal and Paris Agreement.

434. INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE LEADERS, PAKISTAN

✍️Input by: ATTA UR REHMAN
🗺️Country: Pakistan
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50192

Description

: Our organization works to combat climate change by establishing business clubs, sports and health clubs, discount markets, health and education setups, and seminars and forums on social issues.

Expected Impact

Community development involves safety measures to address climate change issues such as floods, business centre development, and other related initiatives.

435. REINFORCING THE CAPACITIES OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN LEADERSHIP, PLEADING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ORDER THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SDG6 GOALS ; PROMOTE MENTORSHIP AS A TOOL TO RAISE COMMITMENT AND LEADERSHIP OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS;

✍️Input by: ASSOCIATION DES JEUNES PROFESSIONNELS DE L’EAU ET DE l’ASSAINISSEMENT (AJPEA MALI)
🗺️Country: Mali
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50727

Description

: The objectives of Young Wash Connect financed by Aqua for All are to reinforce the leadership, public speaking and entrepreneurial capacities of young students and professionals, reduce the intergenerational gap of knowledge sharing, and provide trainings, mini conferences and WASH awareness events to over 1000 beneficiaries. The objectives of SuFESEA funded by Nuffic and implemented by ICRA and AJPEA Mali are to provide training in leadership, communication, WASH institutional framework, and mentorship program. The objectives of the awareness campaign in partnership with World Bank, African Development Bank and Islamic Development Bank are to inform vulnerable communities about social connections, Kabala Water project, and sensitize them about water waste, sanitation of the environment, and protection of River Niger.

Expected Impact

: The 3 projects will accelerate SDG implementation by providing more qualified human resources to achieve SDG6, raising awareness of the WASH sector, and sharing knowledge and information about water and sanitation projects.

436. TAKING NEXT STEPS FOR A WATER AND CLIMATE RESILIENT WORLD THROUGH CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS

✍️Input by: UNESCO
🗺️Country: Chile China Dominica Netherlands Nigeria Panama Spain State of Palestine Sudan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51745

Description

: Investing in capacity development is essential for sustainable development in water, and an adaptive approach to the generation and use of knowledge is necessary to address current and future challenges in a changing world. This can be done through the UN-Water Capacity Development Initiative which connects this game-changing idea with other relevant initiatives to explore leverage and synergies.

Expected Impact

This initiative is relevant to all Interactive Dialogues and contributes to a common understanding of how best to work toward the global, mutually-agreed and shared objective of developing capacity to solve water challenges. The roadmap of this initiative contains an action plan to implement effective, adaptive and inclusive capacity-development processes at country and local levels.

437. Towards Healthy Watersheds: combining internal and external efforts to support global water security especially in water-stressed countries

✍️Input by: Heineken International
🗺️Country: Algeria Brazil Burundi Egypt Ethiopia Haiti Indonesia Italy Malaysia Mexico Nigeria South Africa Spain Tunisia Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50808

Description

: HEINEKEN has a 3-step approach to water risk assessment to identify breweries in water-stressed areas and implement its 2030 ‘Towards Healthy Watersheds’ strategy. This includes a ‘Water Security Self Assessment’, Global Water Risk Screening and a Source Vulnerability Assessment. If a brewery is identified as ‘potentially water-stressed’, it must conduct a local, in-depth Source Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) and develop a Source Water Protection Plan and a roadmap for the Water Triangle. These measures are designed to reduce the pressure on local watersheds.

Expected Impact

: Heineken has developed a Water Policy and related strategy for 2030, Towards Healthy Watersheds, that aligns with SDG6 and addresses company-wide and basin-level measures and standards. Our efforts are mainly focused on improving access to safe and affordable drinking water, improving water quality and wastewater treatment, increasing water-use efficiency and ensuring freshwater supplies, and protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems. We have already implemented a number of initiatives, such as building wastewater plants and reclamation plants, and carrying out large-scale reforestation projects, to help achieve these targets.

438. Accountability For Water

✍️Input by: Water Witness International
🗺️Country: Ethiopia Kenya Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50798

Description

: The Accountability for Water partnership brings together CSOs, governments, development partners, and researchers to increase the scale and pace of global action to ensure improved water governance and use. We will design and launch an SDG6 Accountability Facility to provide financial, legal, and technical support to vulnerable communities, diagnose accountability failures, and build stronger systems. We call on all stakeholders to join us in achieving SDG6.

Expected Impact

Strengthened accountability will lead to faster and more equitable progress on SDG6.

439. ISŌKO (Water Source)

✍️Input by: ISHAKA 2250
🗺️Country: Burundi
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50541

Description

: The right to water is recognized in various international and national documents, and there has been an increase in water coverage between 2010 and 2017. However, access to water remains a challenge for some, depending on their environment and economic status. ISOKO project aims to promote hand hygiene and menstrual hygiene while implementing improved sources and latrines close to households. The project will build 60 latrines and 60 springs in each municipality, and 10 community health workers will be chosen and trained to act as agents of change. Young teenagers from SDG clubs will also be trained on menstrual and hand hygiene, and they will share their knowledge with their peers.

Expected Impact

: This initiative contributes to multiple SDGs, including access to water and sanitation (6), health and wellbeing (3), economic growth (8), climate change (13), and education (4). It will involve meetings with authorities, training for target groups, and implementation of activities. Monitoring and evaluation will be done from start to finish.

440. Carbon Footprint and Sustainable Management of Water

✍️Input by: Asociación de Azucareros de Guatemala
🗺️Country: Guatemala
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50699

Description

We are committed to improve the responsible use of water and integrated watershed management and eliminate furrow irrigation system by 2026. We pledge to reduce carbon emissions and deforestation on sugarcane farms by 2030. We will work on the care and protection of protected areas and develop the recovery and protection of forests in an area equivalent to 10% of the area cultivated with sugar cane by 2030. We are committed to a zero impact on the forests of the sugar cane area by the use of agrochemicals and crop burns by 2027.

Expected Impact

: As ASAZGUA, we are committed to Sustainable Development and we promote the improvement of the quality of life through economic development, using resources efficiently, and promoting the circular economy. We take responsibility for generating decent employment,promoting development in the communities, and producing responsibly. Our actions contribute to the country goals of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, as well as the Climate Change and Biodiversity Agendas. We focus on water and energy issues and we ensure the implementation of concrete actions linked to other sustainable development objectives.

441. Promoting transboundary water cooperation – Switzerland’s contribution to the UNECE water convention

✍️Input by: Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50764

Description

Switzerland supports the UNECE’s Water Convention, which encourages riparian states to cooperate in the management of transboundary waters in order to foster sustainable development, peace and security. Switzerland contributes financially to the Programme of Work of the Water Convention, focusing on activities such as increasing awareness of and accession to the Convention, supporting monitoring and assessment, promoting integrated water management, facilitating financing of transboundary water cooperation and basin development, and promoting partnerships and knowledge management.

Expected Impact

: UNECE’s programme on the water convention seeks to support governments of riparian states to manage and use limited water resources in a sustainable, peaceful and equitable way, for current and future generations. This should ultimately lead to peace, stability, prosperity and sustainability in the riparian states.

442. A Gamechanger for water access

✍️Input by: One Million Wells
🗺️Country: Brazil Ethiopia Guatemala Honduras India Kenya Malawi Mexico Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 3/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50098

Description

: We have a self-exponentially growing plan to train people in the use of our game-changing drill for boreholes. The drill is capable of drilling large-diameter boreholes at low cost and can be used for agricultural irrigation and drinking water. We are licensing our patent and name to those who fulfill our training objectives and are helping to provide the necessary equipment for them to do so. Our plan is to install “water neighborhoods” which involve a circular path of irrigation wells, rainwater harvesting, infiltration and detention ponds and aquifer recharge.

Expected Impact

: The One Million Wells (OMW) drilling method is a game changing tool that is different from other methods of drilling for water. It is a method of removing cuttings rather than a single method of drilling. It can replace driving, direct circulation, jetting, sludging, auguring and hand digging of water wells. It is faster and cheaper to use than other tools, and is capable of exponentially increasing its use. It can resolve the water shortage problem by furnishing water for 2.2 billion people at a cost of 50 cents or less per person.

443. White paper: Water for Climate Healing – A New Water Paradigm

✍️Input by: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic
🗺️Country: Slovakia India Australia United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 5/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51664

Description

– The White Paper outlines the water cycle and how restoring small water cycles on continents can help mitigate climate change. The key solution is to return water back to countries and continents by water cycles and restoring soil and landscape ecosystem services using rainwater retention principles. This will reduce floods, droughts and natural disasters. In addition, renewable energy resources all depend on sun and water cycle, so energy cycles of transformation and distribution of solar energy must be integrated into regional, national, and global decision-making on climate change mitigation and land use management policies.

Expected Impact

Soil health and climate stability are essential for supporting life, and can be measured by indicators such as water retention capacity, agrochemical parameters, vegetation cover, soil erosion, soil sealing, organic material content, and land use sensible heat impact. Solutions to improve soil health and climate stability include recognizing the importance of water, adopting Global Program of Action for Land Rehydration and Restoration, researching and monitoring land use and land changes, and introducing global, national and sectoral financial solidarity mechanisms.

444. Advancing evidence-based transboundary water cooperation in Central Asia

✍️Input by: Scientific Information Center of Interstate Commission for Water Coordination in Central Asia
🗺️Country: Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50786

Description

: SIC ICWC is proposing an initiative to advance evidence-based transboundary water cooperation in Central Asia. The initiative has three specific objectives: data and knowledge, capacity, and influence and awareness. To meet these objectives, SIC ICWC will produce new knowledge and research, renovate existing databases, information systems and tools, provide tailored and needs-based trainings, and build a community of experts and practitioners.

Expected Impact

The initiative is expected to promote inclusive and evidence-based decision making on water related issues in Central Asia, leading to increased data and knowledge to inform decision-making, greater understanding of the benefits of regional cooperation, enhanced standing and capacity of regional organisations, strengthened capacities of water professionals, and improved partnerships among experts and professionals.

445. A global alliance to improve water security through promoting rainwater harvesting and storage for households, schools and health centres; for agriculture and ecosystems; and for urban climate resilience

✍️Input by: International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA)
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Brazil Cambodia Colombia Guinea-Bissau India Kenya Malawi Mexico Nepal Pakistan Senegal Sri Lanka Uganda United States of America Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50586

Description

: The Rainwater Harvesting Alliance is a global initiative that aims to promote rainwater management as a sustainable solution to climate extremes such as drought, flooding, and loss of soil. The initiative focuses on strengthening initiatives, synergies and networking in the promotion and dissemination of rainwater harvesting systems. It also works to raise public awareness and encourage the private and public sector to adopt rainwater harvesting practices. The Alliance works with funding agencies to develop joint demonstration projects in domestic and institutional water supply, agriculture, watershed restoration, ecosystem services and urban rainwater management.

Expected Impact

The Alliance will develop a collaborative structure to promote rainwater harvesting and management to achieve the SDGs. It will lead to improved water security, health, education, nutrition, and climate resilience, as well as advice on broader policy objectives related to water resources management. Universal coverage of SDG 6.1, watershed restoration, and water sensitive urban adaptation are expected by 2030.

446. A Global Commitment to Stop the Flow of Lead in Drinking Water

✍️Input by: The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina
🗺️Country: Ghana South Africa Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50729

Description

: We are launching a global initiative to reduce lead exposure from drinking water by bringing together a coalition of government, private sector, and non-government partners. Our cross-sectoral partnership aims to secure a commitment from partners to eliminate the use of lead-leaching parts in new drinking water systems by 2030 and to make all drinking water lead free by 2040. We are also creating a knowledge hub to support governments and partners, developing international standards and guidelines, and inviting other states and organizations to join the pledge and broader initiative.

Expected Impact

: We will work collectively to protect drinking water from lead by ensuring that all new water systems are constructed with materials that meet international standards, implementing plans for periodic water lead monitoring and data sharing, investigating water systems reporting lead levels at 10ppb or above, educating communities to reduce exposure to lead, supporting the adoption of policies and regulations based on international standards, supporting manufacturing of materials that meet international standards, supporting access to fittings, fixtures and filters that meet international standards, supporting development of low-cost technologies to enable widespread testing for lead, supporting training and certification of professionals, and supporting high-quality research.

447. First Nations water infrastructure

✍️Input by: Australian Government, National Water Grid Authority
🗺️Country: Australia
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51227

Description

The Australian Government’s National Water Grid Fund is a $150 million investment program to improve water access and security for First Nations communities. The Government will work with state and territory governments, First Nations representatives and other stakeholders to identify and prioritise projects, and engagement with potentially impacted communities is a core principle for all projects.

Expected Impact

This funding will support progress towards achieving SDG 6 by providing water infrastructure to ensure safe and reliable water supplies for remote and regional communities, including First Nations communities. It will also support target 6b by strengthening the participation of local communities in improving water management, with Indigenous Employment and Supplier-Use Water Infrastructure Framework being used for the delivery of water infrastructure projects.

448. Finnish Environment Institute commits to actively support knowledge-based sustainable management of the environment and water resources

✍️Input by: Finnish Environment Institute Syke
🗺️Country: Finland
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51090

Description

: The Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) is a research and development organisation with the aim of producing information on sustainable development globally, monitoring and assessing the fulfilment of sustainability, and supporting the implementation of environmental policy. Syke carries out tasks related to water resources, participates in international environmental research and capacity building, and produces information to support policymaking. It also helps build the capacities of environmental and water authorities in developing countries, and supports the implementation of global agreements and intergovernmental organisations.

Expected Impact

: The Finnish Environment Institute Syke is committed to developing science-based knowledge and solutions to combat climate change, protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems, protect and use the oceans sustainably, ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, and ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Consideration of interlinkages between the SDGs and promotion of integrated water resources management, water-energy-food-biodiversity nexus, and transboundary cooperation are at the core of Syke’s work.

449. Commitment for “Water Restoration”

✍️Input by: University of Évora
🗺️Country: Nigeria United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50745

Description

: The Water Restoration Commitment aims to promote the adoption of standards-based ecological restoration for inland and coastal waters in order to improve ecological, social, and ecosystem services outcomes from restoration investments. It targets practitioners, researchers, law practitioners, regulators, and decision makers, and is coordinated by SER and the University of Évora.

Expected Impact

This commitment proposes a new legal principle or protocol on ecological restoration to promote rapid regeneration capacity of inland ecosystems. This will result in more effective and efficient implementation of restoration practices and help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. It will also create a legally binding definition of restoration, which will be part of the European Union’s proposed regulation on Nature restoration. Additionally, the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework invites biodiversity-related conventions to develop thematic capacity-building and development action plans and dedicated global, regional and subregional programmes to implement them.

450. Monitoring of micropollutants and water quality in the Hydrographic Basin of the Itaipu Reservoir

✍️Input by: Itaipu Binacional
🗺️Country: Brazil Paraguay
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51104

Description

Itaipu has developed a data-driven system to monitor the quality of its water body since the 70s. They use various parameters to analyze the quality from a geo-chemical, ecological and sanitary perspective. They have acquired advanced technology to detect micropollutants and are constantly striving to produce energy sustainably and safely. They have 24 monitoring stations in the Itaipu reservoir, 16 in the Paraná 3 Hydrographic Basin, and 8 on the artificial beaches. They also monitor 60 points on the Paraguayan margin of the reservoir.

Expected Impact

: This network provides data used as an environmental indicator to support decision-making regarding water quality standards so that they are compatible with multiple water uses. It also contributes to public and environmental health.

451. PNRR Investments in primary water infrastructure for water supply security – Italy

✍️Input by: Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 3/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51157

Description

: The Italian government is investing in primary water infrastructures to ensure the security of water supply and increase resilience in the face of climate change. The investments will be distributed throughout the country, with a focus on the southern regions, and the projects are selected based on the capacity of the final beneficiaries and the ability to implement them in a timely manner. MIT and ARERA are in charge of monitoring the projects and works.

Expected Impact

: This measure contributes to the achievement of SDGs 6.4, 6.5, 9.1, 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 14.1, 14.2, and 15.1, including increasing water use efficiency, integrated water resources management, quality infrastructure, protecting natural heritage, sustainable consumption and production, marine and inland water protection, and restoring terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems.

452. Energy saving plan and water consumption

✍️Input by: Marco de Canaveses Municipality
🗺️Country: Portugal
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50133

Description

: The Marco de Canaveses City Council has created a plan to save energy and water consumption. The plan includes more than 30 measures to comply with the European Commission’s guidelines for reducing energy consumption by 15%.

Expected Impact

– Establishing a clear written plan and providing training and encouragement to city officials can help to ensure that city requirements are met.

453. Water Security for All

✍️Input by: UNICEF
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Angola Bangladesh Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Colombia Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon CAPRE Foundation Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Haiti Indonesia Iraq Jordan Kenya Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mongolia Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Niger Nigeria Pakistan Papua New Guinea Philippines Rwanda Sierra Leone Somalia South Sudan Sri Lanka State of Palestine Sudan Suriname Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Global Action Plan Timor-Leste Togo Uganda Ukraine Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51210

Description

: UNICEF is responding to the critical water security challenges faced by 1.42 billion people, including 450 million children, by facilitating safe and affordable drinking water services, building climate resilience, preventing water scarcity crises through early action, and facilitating water cooperation for peace and stability. From 2018-2021, UNICEF reached 69.9 million people with safe water services, and from 2019-2021, UNICEF supported the construction of 4,257 solar-powered water systems.

Expected Impact

UNICEF’s Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 aims to reach 50 million people with climate-resilient and safe drinking water, and support governments and partners in the transition towards a climate-resilient sector, contributing to the Water Security for All initiative’s goal of reaching 450 million children and their families (1.42 billion people) with resilient solutions by 2030 in order to achieve SDG 6.1.

454. Education & Empowering Women

✍️Input by: Water&
🗺️Country: Japan United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50721

Description

Water& is partnering with NGO Blue Earth to interview individuals in Japan and the US to gauge their relationship to water and the SDGs. Water& is preparing research on PFAS, plastic contamination in water, the water cycle, and municipal facilities to educate participants and the wider public. Water& will be conducting a 17-part research series connecting each UN SDG to water and a final research project connecting each US SDG to water. Water&’s Water & You initiative will be featuring the work of women artists and their stories through multimedia storytelling projects, with a women-led production team.

Expected Impact

: The partnership with NGO Blue Earth will provide education on water issues and global water crises as they relate to the SDGs, a 17-part research series, and a succinctly provided knowledge on the SDGs and their connections to water. Additionally, projects will be made to amplify the voices of women in Water & You, which will be women-led and women will be the major decision makers in all steps of the project.

455. AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard

✍️Input by: AUDA-NEPAD
🗺️Country: Algeria Angola Belize Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cabo Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon CAPRE Foundation Ghana Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Maldives Mali Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Service Centre for Development Cooperation Rwanda Sao Tomé and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan Centro de Gestao e Estudos Estrategicos ? Brazil (CGEE) Global Action Plan Togo Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50090

Description

The AIP-PIDA Water Investment Scorecard was developed by the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD to close the gap in water investments in Africa. It has three pillars that focus on enabling environment, mobilising investments and financing, and enhancing investment performance and sustainability. The Scorecard will track indicators to highlight areas where support is needed and use reliable data sources to remain an independent and trusted tool for decision makers and investors.

Expected Impact

: The African Investment Scorecard was launched in 2022 to identify and address gaps in water investments across the African Union’s 55 Member States. The Scorecard will track progress, identify bottlenecks, and take action to meet the investment needs for achievement of SDG 6 on water and sanitation. It is expected to enhance accountability, mobilize political and leadership commitment, set benchmarks, and serve as a tool to engage with public and private investors.

456. Water Temples Initiative

✍️Input by: International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples & IIED
🗺️Country: Bhutan China India Kenya Kyrgyzstan Mexico Nepal Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Tajikistan Thailand
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51984

Description

: INMIP is looking for funding partners to join its Water Temples Initiative, which will protect and restore mountain water related ecosystems through the establishment of a global network of Indigenous Biocultural Heritage Territories. The main methodology will be community-led decolonising action research and community to community learning exchanges.

Expected Impact

This initiative will protect mountain water related ecosystems from unsustainable development pressures, accelerating implementation of SDGs, Global Biodiversity Framework targets, and commitments from the Paris Agreement.

457. Water Cycle Integrator (WCI)

✍️Input by: International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO, Public Works Research Institute (PWRI)
🗺️Country: Algeria Benin Burkina Faso Cameroon Côte d’Ivoire Ghana Guinea Indonesia Japan Mali Myanmar Niger Nigeria Philippines Sri Lanka Togo Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50825

Description

At the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS4) held in Kumamoto, leaders, experts and scientists discussed how humanity should survive complex, cascading and systemic risks. In response, ICHARM will lead the development of the “Water Cycle Integrator (WCI)”, which consists of knowledge integration, capacity integration, and process integration, to promote “water cycle consilience”, “facilitators” and an “end-to-end approach”. The WCI will be part of the Kumamoto Initiative for Water and will be reviewed and evaluated under UNESCO IHP-IX.

Expected Impact

: Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are related to the water-food-energy-nexus and quality-of-life components. Water-related disasters intensified by climate change can affect these components and complicate social issues such as gender and peace. The High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) and ICHARM have created platforms to facilitate dialogue and scale up community-based practices to improve water resilience and disaster risk reduction. ICHARM has developed functions to support flood early warning, dam operation, agricultural drought monitoring, and climate change impact assessment, and has held e-learning workshops to foster facilitators. UNESCO and ICHARM have prototyped a flood early warning platform, which is part of the Kumamoto Initiative for Water. This project is related to the IHP-IX’s Crosscutting Working Group on Hydrological Systems, Rivers, Climate Risk and Water-Food-Energy Nexus.

458. Storytelling and Human-centered Curriculum Design for SDGs: Advancing Grassroots Collaborations Through Water and Climate Education

✍️Input by: Jo Bacallo, Founder of SEEDS: Schools for Environment Education, Development and Sustainability
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Pakistan Philippines Ukraine
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50459

Description

: SEEDS is a non-profit organization working to provide students and teachers with creative approaches to environmental education and sustainability. We partner with remote low-income countries to integrate Green STEM, health & hygiene, and circularity with art expressions through traditional community values. We encourage positive behavioral change in schools, families and communities, and promote advocacy for conservation. We are working to aid young people to be advocates for watershed protection in their communities.

Expected Impact

: SEEDS projects are designed with a mission to equip young people, their schools, and their communities holistically. Vulnerable communities are prioritized, and the program focuses on providing safe water to drink, menstrual hygiene management, and sanitation facilities. The curriculum is co-created with stakeholders and storytelling is used to share the program’s message. SEEDS also partners with The Storytelling Project to further expand their goals and reach more communities. Water Action must include social sciences to build trust and act to achieve our human goals.

459. Addressing Water security in arid and water stressed in KSA

✍️Input by: Saline Water Conversion Corporation
🗺️Country: Saudi Arabia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50829

Description

: Countries around the world are facing water stress, which is causing economic and social problems. To address this, countries need to take steps to reduce water demand and increase water supply. This can be done through various national, river basin, and utility planning documents, as well as through legal and regulatory measures.

Expected Impact

: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is taking a range of measures to ensure their water security in accordance with Vision 2030. These measures involve reducing water demand, increasing water supply and increasing water system resilience. Water security is a continuous effort, and monitoring systems need to be in place to assess any potential threats. Investing in water-resilient systems will give countries a competitive advantage.

460. Observatorios Ciudadanos del Agua

✍️Input by: Alianza Nacional Ríos y Cuencas de Costa Rica
🗺️Country: Costa Rica
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51834

Description

: Los OCAs son grupos de voluntarios que se comprometen a vigilar y monitorear las fuentes de agua en sus comunidades, con el objetivo de asegurar el acceso al agua potable como un derecho humano y un bien común.

Expected Impact

Acompañamos a las comunidades en el proceso de aplicación para el premio Blue Flag en la categoría Microcuencas para promover su participación responsable en la conservación, restauración y protección de estas unidades geográficas. Aplicamos técnicas de biorremediación para combatir la contaminación en los cuerpos de agua. Trabajamos con instituciones educativas para promover el interés de los niños en los cuerpos de agua cercanos. Realizamos análisis cartográficos para conocer el estado del río y sus áreas adyacentes. Promovemos la recuperación y conservación de la calidad de los cuerpos de agua. Apoyamos la vigilancia, protección y resguardo de los cuerpos de agua. Ofrecemos beneficios para organizaciones que apoyan a las OCA. Ampliamos la red de OCA y promovemos actividades para acercar a las

461. Sustainable Forestry & Watershed Landscape Restoration and Management Project

✍️Input by: Green Diversity Foundation ( GDf Africa)
🗺️Country: Ghana
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51624

Description

This initiative seeks to restore, protect and manage the buffer areas of Ghana Railway lines, reforest degraded water bodies, establish ornamental plants nurseries, and support local communities in water protection and restoration. It will be implemented through stakeholder engagement, community participation, demonstration of technologies, indigenous knowledge applications, and a project monitoring and evaluation team.

Expected Impact

: This intervention will improve freshwater resources and climate change mitigation, regenerating forests and improving water quality in the project Affected Area. It addresses multiple SDGs, including Sustainable Water and Sanitation, life on land, Climate change action, sustainable cities and communities, and ending hunger.

462. Partnership for Action: Advancing transboundary water cooperation for sustainable development

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership
🗺️Country: Albania Algeria Angola Austria Benin Botswana Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Chad China Colombia Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Croatia Ecuador El Salvador Germany Greece Guatemala Honduras Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lesotho Libya Malawi Mali Montenegro Mozambique Namibia Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Panama Romania Rwanda Serbia Slovakia Slovenia South Africa Tajikistan Global Action Plan The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Togo Tunisia Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine Uzbekistan Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51172

Description

: GWP is committed to supporting transboundary water cooperation through its global multistakeholder platform by facilitating regional and transboundary dialogues, fostering basin-level cooperation through projects, capacity building and peer-to-peer learning, and promoting an integrated approach to transboundary water management such as IWRM. It also promotes the inclusion of gender and youth in transboundary water management and related decision-making processes.

Expected Impact

: Fostering transboundary cooperation contributes to a number of SDGs, including reducing conflict, improving agricultural yield, industrial production, and energy production, and improving ecosystem health both in rivers and connected seas/oceans. It can also result in new transboundary water agreements, improved capacity of existing institutions, increased water efficiency for agricultural and food production, source to sea considerations in transboundary water governance, and empowering women and youth to participate in transboundary water governance. Additionally, it can lead to increased transboundary investments and minimized conflicts and enhanced regional security.

463. The ⴰⵔⵔⴰⵎⴰⵜ Ărramăt Project

✍️Input by: The ⴰⵔⵔⴰⵎⴰⵜ Ărramăt roject
🗺️Country: Brazil Burkina Faso Canada Estonia Finland Guatemala Libya Mali Mauritania Mexico New Zealand Niger Norway Peru Thailand Uganda United States of America Vietnam Zimbabwe
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50376

Description

Arramat is a collaborative effort of Indigenous organizations, governments, university researchers, and other resource people dedicated to research and action that promote the health and well-being of the environment and people. The team is strengthening Indigenous voices and capacities to document their knowledge about the importance of the environment to their communities.

Expected Impact

Develop culturally appropriate frameworks for defining and describing the interconnections between biodiversity and health-wellbeing, indicators and methods for tracking and interpreting patterns, trends and tipping points in biodiversity and health-wellbeing, model innovations and solutions for biodiversity conservation and care of people in hot-spot regions, and actionable ‘design principles’ for strengthening holistic governance of biodiversity and health-wellbeing relevant at local-global scales.

464. The integration of oil data and competence with hydrogeology to identify deep groundwater resources in Kenya

✍️Input by: Ruden AS
🗺️Country: Kenya Norway
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50837

Description

: Ruden AS and the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) are working together to assess existing oil exploration data in Kenya in order to identify and develop unconventional water resources. We invite all actors to join our commitment to laying the groundwork for a sustainable supply of clean water in Kenya and contributing to achieving food self-sufficiency.

Expected Impact

: Kenya faces 6.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance due to its fifth consecutive below-average rainy season. Discovering additional sustainable and cost-effective water sources to reduce the impact of current and future droughts is critical to achieving SDG-6 and other related SDGs, including improved quality of life, food security, renewable energy, and economic development.

465. Sustainable development of small hydropower promotes international cooperation in water conservancy

✍️Input by: International Network on Small Hydro Power (IN-SHP)
🗺️Country: China
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50832

Description

: This initiative promotes international cooperation between countries in the field of small hydropower through the UNIDO. It includes the compilation and release of a World Small Hydropower Development Report, the 10th “Hydropower for Today Forum”, and the Collection of Excellent Cases of Sino-Foreign International Cooperation in Hydropower (II). The initiative has a two-year cycle and optimizes its content in light of the global developments of small hydropower and the realization process of goals related to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Expected Impact

: This initiative can remove the obstacles to information exchange on small hydropower, raise public awareness, and entice governments and investment institutions to increase support, thereby improving the use efficiency of small hydropower and reducing emissions. Additionally, this initiative focuses on promoting the green and sustainable development of small hydropower, with an emphasis on topics such as gender equality, youth participation, and climate change, thus aiding in the fulfillment of UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

466. Breaking Down Silos: 111 Experts from 33 countries, across sectors, collaborate to Investigate Deep Offshore Groundwater

✍️Input by: OFF-SOURCE, COST Action CA21112
🗺️Country: Albania Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Canada China Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic France Germany Greece India Climate Emergency Institute Israel Italy Latvia Lebanon Malta Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Serbia South Africa Spain Sweden The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Tunisia Turkey Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50921

Description

: In 2022, researchers from 33 countries and Ruden AS from the private sector activated a European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action to understand if and how coastal aquifers could be used as a source of potable water. Somalia is an example of how inter-ministerial and cross-sectoral collaboration, including from the private sector, has identified hundreds of Km3 of freshwater stored in deep aquifers, which might be the most cost-effective and sustainable solution to water scarcity.

Expected Impact

: This action will foster collaboration between researchers, professionals and stakeholders in order to translate current knowledge into tangible recommendations related to water resource management in coastal areas. The ultimate goal is to identify and quantify the environmental impacts associated with deep offshore groundwater extraction and propose new policy guidelines.

467. Making Water Count

✍️Input by: Aqua for All
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Burkina Faso Cambodia Ethiopia Ghana Global India Kenya Mali Mozambique Netherlands Senegal South Africa Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51271

Description

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Foundation Aqua for All are currently working together in the Making Water Count programme to accelerate SDG6 by bridging the service and financial gaps in the WASH sector. This is done through supporting innovations and scaling up proven solutions, as well as working with financial institutions to increase investments in water and sanitation.

Expected Impact

This initiative seeks to accelerate the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation services and facilities by developing the WASH market and catalysing private capital. This interlinks with other Sustainable Development Goals, including economic empowerment (SDG1), gender equality (SDG5), climate resilience (SDG13), partnerships (SDG17), and improved health (SDG3).

468. Международное сотрудничество в области рационального использования водных ресурсов и волонтерские акции по очистке берегов водных объектов от мусора

✍️Input by: Информационно-аналитический центр развития водохозяйственного комплекса России
🗺️Country: Russian Federation
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49781

Description

: “Вода России” – волонтерская экологическая акция, проходящая с 2014 года, которая поддерживает повышение экологической грамотности в России. Участники занимаются уборкой мусора с берегов водоемов и рек. Акция поддерживается Информационно-аналитическим це

Expected Impact

: Цели инициативы включают заботу о среде, просветительскую деятельность, воздействие на экосистемы, повышение экологической грамотности населения и обмен знаниями.

469. Facing cost recovery constrains in water infrastructure development, apply bankable and sustainable WASH Solutions to overcome affordability barriers limiting the mobilization of private capital.

✍️Input by: Hungarian Water Partnership
🗺️Country: Ghana
🌡️Bingometer: 5/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50153

Description

: To reach the goals of SDG 6, alternative approaches and solutions are needed for safe drinking water supply and municipal liquid waste treatment. These include detailed and large-scale investment and asset evaluation results, which suggest an investment cost of 1.500-7.500.-€ per capita. Near-to-consumer solutions provide an investment cost of 70.- €/per capita for drinking water and liquid waste handling, with a service cost of less than 5.-€/person/year for drinking water, and less than 10.- €/person/year for liquid waste management and purification. These technologies also provide a way to mobilize private capital to address the financial gap in the sector.

Expected Impact

: The UNEP City-Level Decoupling Report proposed an investment of 22.6 billion USD to finance city-level WASH investments, but an alternative “near-to-consumer” solution with an investment cost of only 70.- €/per capita could provide safe drinking water and liquid waste management for 4 billion people, with a total capital needed of only 280 Billion USD. This solution would reduce the required investment capital by nearly 99%, and offer affordable WASH services, with tariffs including initial capital costs and a return on the invested capital. It would also attract private capital, involve local workforce training, and reduce surface water contamination and hazards to health.

470. Partnership and intersectoral actions for safely managed drinking water with health governance

✍️Input by: Italian Ministry of Health
🗺️Country: Italy
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50849

Description

: Italy is facing a water crisis that is threatening ecosystems, health services, and food production. A new regulatory framework based on EU Directive 2020/2184 has been created to ensure access to safe drinking water and protect water resources and ecosystems from pollution. The government has also implemented a transversal national initiative for water and health, based on the UNECE/WHO “Water and Health” Protocol, to ensure that all activities in the water and health sector are carried out in a single and coherent reference regulatory framework.

Expected Impact

The new legislation in Italy is reforming the quality of water for human consumption and introducing a holistic, evidence-based prevention approach based on risk analysis. This “new approach” is in line with the policies of the Ministry of Health and the National Institute for Health, and includes the National Center for Water Safety (CeNSiA), a centralized health information system (“Dynamic Territorial Registry of Drinking Water (AnTeA)”) and incentives for infrastructure investments. These actions are meant to ensure safely managed drinking water provisions and universal access to drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene.

471. FORO DEL AGUA. AGUA Y VIDA. Acciones para su sostenibiilidad en los territorios

✍️Input by: Corporación Autónoma Regional de Risaralda CARDER
🗺️Country: Colombia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50571

Description

La Corporación Autónoma Regional de Risaralda – CARDER está organizando el VII Foro del Agua “Agua y vida. Acciones para su sostenibilidad en los territorios” para conmemorar el Día Mundial del Agua. Se está invitando a todos los actores relacionados con la Gestión Integral del Recurso Hídrico para compartir experiencias exitosas de manejo del recurso hídrico en sus territorios, que estén en correspondencia con los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible para este año.

Expected Impact

: Realizar el VII Foro del agua “Agua y vida. Acciones para su sostenibilidad en los territorios” con instituciones y actores comprometidos con la sostenibilidad del recurso hídrico en Risaralda, para conmemorar el mundial del agua en 2023.

472. Developing water solutions within a Climate Changing World is not only urgent, it is paramount.

✍️Input by: Waterlution – A Water Learning Experience
🗺️Country: Brazil Canada Lebanon Mexico Mozambique Global Action Plan United States of America United Republic of Tanzania
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction49820

Description

: Waterlution is a Canadian non-profit organization that works to build capacity, leadership, and facilitation training to spark and mentor innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs in the water and climate change space. They also work to engage communities through place-based workshops and activities, with a particular focus on women and Indigenous peoples.

Expected Impact

1. Equip youth and underrepresented people to create and lead the future of water security and climate change adaptation. 2. Facilitate and energize inclusive global water and climate change collaboration, solution-making, and innovation. 3. Deepen local communities’ water appreciation and resilience in the face of climate change. 4. Enhance global water and climate change knowledge mobilization. 5. Engage artistic process as a water and climate change learning approach. 6. Support the global community to advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals related to water security, climate and equity. 7. Become a global “go-to” organization for innovative thinking and boundary-breaking youth solutions for water and climate change.

473. The republic of Korea’s Efforts for Sustainable Development in the Water Sector

✍️Input by: The Ministry of Environment
🗺️Country: Australia Bangladesh Cambodia China France Georgia Indonesia Japan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Malaysia Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Netherlands Pakistan Philippines Singapore Switzerland Thailand Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Uzbekistan Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50834

Description

: Korea is enacting the Framework Act on Water Management for comprehensive management of water, building infrastructure for water management, investing in water industry, engaging in international cooperatives, and expanding green ODA projects.

Expected Impact

: Korea’s integrated water management system and AI-driven Smart Water Management System will help us address water shortage and water pollution issues. Bold and Proactive investment in the water industry and Green Transition Initiative will create a virtuous cycle for international cooperation in carbon neutrality and green transition efforts.

474. WASH in Schools program in India:

✍️Input by: Centre for Community Health Research (CCHR), India
🗺️Country: India
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction48418

Description

: Providing safe water, adequate sanitation and hygiene information will help children become role models for their societies.

Expected Impact

: WASH in Schools programs in Kerala, India have resulted in improved girls attendence in schools, a more enabled school environment, reduction of water-borne and water-related diseases, open defecation free environment, improved MHM in schools, and improved handwashing habits in schools and their families.

475. Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s Five-Year Strategic Plan, WAVE: Water, A Vision for Excellence

✍️Input by: Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Deparment
🗺️Country: United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51185

Description

– The Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department (WASD) is set to embark on implementing its new five-year strategic plan, WAVE: Water, A Vision for Excellence, which includes programs to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, increase the resiliency of WASD’s built infrastructure, decrease the potential of sewer overflows, and ensure long-term water rate affordability.

Expected Impact

The WAVE project in Miami-Dade County aims to promote long-term sustainability, resilience, and affordability for residents and visitors, as well as support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

476. Water is Life Water for all

✍️Input by: YOUNG NATURALIST NETWORK
🗺️Country: Afghanistan Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Macquarie University Brazil Cambodia Canada Chile China Cuba Democratic Republic of the Congo Ecuador Egypt European Commission Fiji France Germany University of the Basque Country India Indonesia Iraq Italy Japan Kenya Latvia Madagascar Maldives Mauritius Mexico Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Netherlands Nigeria Oman Philippines Qatar Service Centre for Development Cooperation Republic of Korea Russian Federation Saudi Arabia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland Tajikistan Global Action Plan Thailand Togo United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50669

Description

YNN aims to prioritize pollution abatement and rejuvenation of water bodies, cross-funding from water projects and strategies, and effective use of water resources to achieve water security in urban and rural areas. This will be done through advocacy, technological interventions, and innovations. Detailed quantification of economic benefits will be done to ensure sustainability.

Expected Impact

– Water Research & Project based initiatives include River Basin Management, Wastewater-Based Epidemiology, Water Risk Modelling and Cost-Effective Remediation Techniques. Consultancy and Outreach Programs include cooperation in research and consulting projects and services, providing expert services and consulting, promoting and facilitating collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research, conducting seminars, conferences and scientific gatherings, and conducting awareness campaigns detailing environmental challenges. These initiatives are part of the strategic sector cooperation on environment and contribute directly to SDGs 6, 2, 3, 8, 11, 12, 9, 14, 15, and 17.

477. Mathias Corvinus Collegium – Climate Policy Institute Scholarship Programme

✍️Input by: Mathias Corvinus Collegium – Climate Policy Institute
🗺️Country: Hungary
🌡️Bingometer: 10/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51287

Description

The Mathias Corvinus Collegium and Climate Policy Institute student scholarship provides financial support to three talented students in the fields of law, psychology, economics, international business, engineering, technology, natural sciences, economics, international studies, communication, media, marketing, political science, political science, political science, liberal arts, security studies, and sociology. The maximum scholarship available is 3 750 000 HUF/person/3 months and the duration of the scholarship is 1-3 months.

Expected Impact

We are sponsoring three talented students to explore topics related to water conservation, climate change, sustainability and green innovation.

478. STRENTHENING CHILE´S HYDROLOGICAL AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL NETWORK, INCLUDING THE MEASUREMENT OF WATER QUALITY AND UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO ITS DATA

✍️Input by: MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS OF CHILE
🗺️Country: Chile
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51216

Description

: The National Water Directorate (DGA) of the MOP has committed to publishing hydrochemical indicators for measurement by stations, with maps by basins, and to update the data of the hydrochemical map of indicators by November 2023, to implement technologies for automatic integration of data produced by their water quality laboratory by 2023, to increase monitoring of water quality of natural sources used by Rural Drinking Water systems by 2025, to install systems for measuring and transmitting extracted flows for groundwater extractors by 2023, to have glaciological monitoring stations for 56 basins with glaciers by 2025, to create a Department of Monitoring and Control of Surface and Groundwater Extractions by 2023, and to implement a Fund for research, innovation and education in water resources and an informative coordination of all research and investment programs in water matters by 2024.

Expected Impact

– Chile is creating an important surface and groundwater database that will be available to all users in the country and stimulate science and research associated with its water systems and ecosystems.

479. Portable Water and Healthy Packaging for Sustainable Environment

✍️Input by: Stevenson Holistic Care Foundation
🗺️Country: Kenya Nigeria Rwanda United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51830

Description

: This project will focus on providing portable water with eco-friendly packaging to reduce the effects of plastic pollution on the environment and health. It will also help reduce the potential rise in sea levels and other climatic effects.

Expected Impact

– This action will discourage the use of plastics for water packaging and encourage the use of Eco-friendly packaging, leading to mitigation of associated hazards and Climate issues.

480. Support to UNICEF for Acceleration to Sanitation and Water for All (ASWA) phase III

✍️Input by: The Netherlands ministry of Foreign Affairs
🗺️Country: Burkina Faso Côte d’Ivoire Mali Mozambique Niger Nigeria Somalia Global Action Plan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50924

Description

: A program that provides support in 8 countries to promote adoption and sustained use of sustainable, climate-resilient water supply, sanitation and hand hygiene facilities, with a focus on gender and social inclusion.

Expected Impact

: This WASH program will contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and other related SDGs. It will also help to improve access to clean water and sanitation, reduce water pollution, and increase access to basic hygiene services.

481. The European Water Sector driving the SDGs

✍️Input by: EurEau
🗺️Country: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Eritrea Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Latvia Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Serbia Slovakia Spain Sweden Switzerland Ukraine Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50823

Description

Governance plays an important role in achieving the SDGs by enhancing cooperation between stakeholders, municipalities and governing bodies. Investment, cost recovery and financing are key elements to fully achieving the SDGs, and these must take into account the fair access to services for all, including future generations. Innovation is also important for providing services to those living in rural and remote areas and for difficult-to-reach groups.

Expected Impact

EurEau commits to promote the Water Decade for Action objectives, build a European innovation platform, and continue the work of the EurEau work commissions to ensure that the UN’s SDG objectives are met.

482. Evaluation of deep fresh to low-salinity groundwater resources preserved along the Central Mediterranean coastlines (southern Italy and Malta), as an important potential unconventional source of water.

✍️Input by: University of Malta
🗺️Country: Italy Malta
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51140

Description

: The University of Malta is researching deep fresh and low-salinity groundwater in Sicily and Malta, using Oil & Gas well and seismic reflection data. The aim is to characterize the geometry, extension, and volume of these potential resources and explore potential implications for other Mediterranean countries, as well as running a feasibility study on the potential development of these deep water resources.

Expected Impact

: Deep preserved groundwater can be discovered and evaluated in water scarce areas along the Mediterranean coastlines and its use as a potential source of water for potable water supply, cattle-breeding farms, industrial water supply and irrigation can be explored.

483. Water and Development Partnership Programme

✍️Input by: IHE Delft
🗺️Country: Bangladesh Burkina Faso Colombia Egypt Ethiopia Indonesia Iraq Jordan Kenya Maldives Mali Niger Nigeria Somalia South Sudan State of Palestine Sudan Uganda
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51076

Description

: The Water and Development Partnership Programme is a Dutch-funded initiative that seeks to solve water and development challenges through a combination of research, education and capacity-building activities. The programme allocates funding and educational opportunities to women and other underrepresented groups in the water sector of low- and middle-income countries, and invests in developing open education and capacity strengthening of marginalized groups. The Programme has a total budget of 49 million USD.

Expected Impact

: This programme will contribute to SDG Goals 6, 4, and 5 by investing in developing viable solutions for the water and sanitation sector in low- and middle-income countries and providing career opportunities for women and other underrepresented groups in the water sector, focusing primarily on African countries and Small-Island States.

484. water education project

✍️Input by: Associação de jovens Engajamundo
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50642

Description

: This project aims to create awareness about the importance of water resources in the Cerrado and Mata Atlantica regions and how sustainable water use practices can reduce the impact of climate change. To achieve this, the project team will use community outreach, education programs, and demonstration projects. A follow-up program will be established to ensure the community’s continued use of sustainable water use practices.

Expected Impact

: The implementation of a water education project in the Cerrado and Mata Atlantica regions has the potential to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by directly contributing to SDG 6 and indirectly contributing to other goals by addressing interlinkages between them and promoting partnerships and collaborations.

485. Strengthening private sector participation in the SDG6 IWRM agenda as a tangible resource base

✍️Input by: Global Water Partnership Eastern Africa
🗺️Country: Kenya
🌡️Bingometer: 9/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50800

Description

: The SDG6 IWRM Matchmaking Initiative is designed to match country-defined priorities for water management improvements, which have a lack of or partial funding, with local funding sources, donors and other agencies. Kenya has developed the IWRM Investment Package to harmonize, integrate, and enhance implementation of priority IWRM conservation and development plans at national and catchment levels. Despite good efforts, there is a shortage of funding, so the IWRM-IP has been designed to support conservation at the catchment level and leverage additional resources to cover financial shortfalls.

Expected Impact

: Kenya is developing four Investment Packages to achieve inclusive and sustainable water security. The packages will focus on catchment wise use and sustainable management; enhancing conservation awareness, capacity and governance; promoting sustainable livelihoods opportunities; and strengthening conservation law enforcement and sustainable management.

486. High-Ambition Missions for Transformation of Future Water Security

✍️Input by: International Water Management Institute
🗺️Country: Egypt Ethiopia Ghana India Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Morocco Nepal Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka Tajikistan Uzbekistan
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50630

Description

: Transformative Futures for Water Security has held 8 regional dialogues and a global conference to identify pathways for future water security and High-Ambition Missions. 400 organizations have been engaged and youth have been included as co-guardians of the dialogues and co-leaders of mission-driven alliances. Following the UN 2023 Water Conference, High-Ambition Missions will be finalized and strong coalitions formed to support them in creating pathways for collective action.

Expected Impact

: High-Ambition missions will deliver impact at scale by aligning applied research, youth leadership, policy change, inclusive development, private sector action, and investment to deliver sustainable, stakeholder-driven water sanitation and hygiene services, increase freshwater availability, make water infrastructure future ready, overcome data and information barriers, make water decisions fit for the future, deliver good water governance and transboundary cooperation, and adapt to future water regimes and risks.

487. Preserving the cryosphere for the Water Action Agenda

✍️Input by: International Cryosphere Climate Initiative
🗺️Country: Austria Chile Czech Republic Finland Georgia Iceland Kyrgyzstan Liberia Mexico Monaco Nepal New Zealand Norway Peru Samoa Senegal Sweden Switzerland Global Action Plan Vanuatu
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51088

Description

: The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) works to support urgent and ambitious climate action in order to preserve as much of the global cryosphere as possible in order to protect the lives and livelihoods of billions of people worldwide. ICCI also serves as the Secretariat for the “Ambition on Melting Ice” (AMI) on Sea-level Rise and Mountain Water Resources high-level group, which works to ensure that policy-relevant knowledge about climate-induced changes in the global cryosphere is understood by publics and policymakers worldwide.

Expected Impact

ICCI has a network of governments, IGOs, NGOs, and scientific institutions to help advance urgent climate action to preserve the global cryosphere. This commitment will help ensure the availability and management of freshwater by supporting governments with mitigation action and adaptation to glacier loss, as well as supporting governments to take action to mitigate climate change and minimize freshwater resource loss.

488. Low Water Footprint Initiative (LWFi) for Dairy Industry

✍️Input by: Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd.
🗺️Country: China
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51623

Description

: Yili Group has implemented a “Low Water Footprint Initiative” in order to reduce the water usage of its products. It uses the Aqueduct tool of the World Resources Institute and the AWARE tool of the UNEP-SETAC Lifecycle Initiative to map water stress areas and formulate water-saving goals. Yili has also established a value chain alliance with 43 strategic partners and set up a digital water management platform to calculate the water footprint of product life cycles. Yili rewards companies that reduce their water footprints and regularly monitors the performance of water-saving best practices.

Expected Impact

Yili’s LWF initiative (LWFi) is designed to reduce the company’s water consumption in its own production, as well as to expand alternative water consumption in order to reduce the water intake and mitigate its impact on water resources. Additionally, Yili will work with suppliers to reduce their water consumption for production, and to establish standards to measure the water footprint of raw materials, with the goal of reducing the water footprint of dairy products across their lifecycle and reducing water scarcity pressure on local water resources.

489. EXPANSION OF ACCESS TO QUALITY WATER IN INDIGENOUS VILLAGES IMPACTED BY ILLEGAL MINING IN THE AMAZON

✍️Input by: Projeto Saude e Alegria / CEAPS (Centro de Estudos Avancados de Promocao Social e Ambiental)
🗺️Country: Brazil
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50639

Description

: The situation of water in the Brazilian Amazon is of serious concern, due to illegal gold mining and other predatory activities such as deforestation and environmental degradation. A study with the Munduruku people showed that all research participants were exposed to mercury and that 57.9% of them had levels above the safety limit. To address this issue, partnerships have been established with civil society organizations, such as the PROJETO SAUDE E ALEGRIA / PSA, who are working on the installation and maintenance of water and toilet systems in the Munduruku villages of the Middle Tapajós. The goal is to expand to the High Tapajos region and install solar-powered water systems, distribute filters to new indigenous centers, and provide training for leaders and indigenous multiplier agents for self-management of the systems.

Expected Impact

The Projeto Saúde e Alegria is a public-private partnership aiming to help remote areas of the Amazon by developing adapted and replicable social technologies with lower costs and greater positive impact, with co-creation from indigenous and public agents. The goal is to improve living conditions for the indigenous population, and share these technologies as references for public policies and replication by other organizations.

490. Water Sector Trust Fund of the European Investment Bank

✍️Input by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 4/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50916

Description

The Water Sector Fund (WSF) is a multi-donor trust fund set up to support development and implementation of public and private water sector investments in developing countries, with a focus on low and low-middle income countries. It aims to help mobilise and allocate investment funds, increase the success rate of WASH projects, and extend the benefits to a wider group of end beneficiaries, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Expected Impact

The WSF will improve the design and financial sustainability of WASH projects, increase the capacity of the water sector in beneficiary countries, and enhance the development and environmental impact of WASH projects.

491. Global and Local Water Management Partnerships to Accelerate Implementation

✍️Input by: Caritas Internationalis
🗺️Country: Global
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51960

Description

: Caritas Internationalis will continue to work on its commitment to the water action agenda through its staff and strategic priorities.

Expected Impact

Caritas Internationalis commits to collecting expertise on water management from local and indigenous members of the communities of care and to sharing best practices with all relevant stakeholders on water management, from the local community level to the global stage.

492. Water and Heritage: Connecting Past, Present and Future

✍️Input by: Delft University of Technology
🗺️Country: Netherlands
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51995

Description

The Valuing Water initiative has established a dedicated platform to foster inclusive dialogues around water, culture, and heritage. This platform will enable informed decision-making for water in the future. It includes features such as an International Scientific Committee, an Advisory Board, a concept note, a UNESCO Chair, and an open access platform to host the diverse output of the group and facilitate the emergence of a dedicated international network. This network will help to contribute to the water-related targets outlined in the 2030 Agenda and promote a sustainable future of our most valuable resource, water.

Expected Impact

We are committed to enhancing cohesive, peaceful, and respectful dialogues connecting water, culture, and heritage. We will do this by providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of information on the significance and management of water and heritage, promoting knowledge, understanding, and stewardship of the global fields of water, culture, and heritage, and providing technical advice on the identification, protection, and promotion of water heritage.

493. Sharing blueprints for digital water governance

✍️Input by: cBrain A/S
🗺️Country: Australia Denmark Germany Ghana Guyana Kenya South Africa Global Action Plan Uganda United Arab Emirates Ibero-American Network of Life Cycle Assesment United States of America
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51093

Description

: The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) and software company cBrain A/S have developed a best practice for digital water governance, which they are sharing with environmental and water regulators. This includes blueprints for digital environmental permitting, dissemination of funds for protection of water resources, and inspections of wastewater. They have also developed generic process models and standards to facilitate the deployment of governmental climate and environmental programs. Furthermore, cBrain A/S is offering technical expertise to water regulators who wish to adapt the best practice water governance to their own regulatory environment. The end-goal is to create a network of environmental and water regulators collaborating on digital transformation.

Expected Impact

: The partners believe that sharing and adapting standards and best practices for digital water governance with governments around the world will help improve access to drinking water and sanitation, fight pollution, climate change, and destruction of nature.

494. Decarbonatization in desalination sector in KSA

✍️Input by: Saline Water Conversion Corporation
🗺️Country: Saudi Arabia
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction50830

Description

SWCC is supporting the Kingdom’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2060 by developing a program to reduce GHG emissions from desalination, which provides 70% of the Kingdom’s potable water supply. They aim to significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2030.

Expected Impact

– SWCC is replacing their MSF and MED technologies with more efficient RO technology, which will reduce their total emissions from 60 MT CO2e to 25 MT CO2e annually. Eight of the 13 thermal desalination plants have already been replaced or are currently under construction, and three more are scheduled to be replaced by 2024. There are also plans to replace an old RO plant with a more efficient one by 2027.

495. Building Towards Recognition of the Nature Rights of the River Shannon

✍️Input by: Environmental Justice Network Ireland (EJNI)
🗺️Country: Ireland
🌡️Bingometer: 0/10
🐦Hashtag: #SDGAction51261

Description

: This project aims to build support and recognition for the rights of the River Shannon as a separate legal entity. The project will involve drafting a declaration on the rights of the River Shannon and building support for it with a coalition of NGO signatories, river communities and forming a Community of Protectors/Guardians of the River. The ultimate goal is to begin a campaign for national recognition of the rights of Ireland’s greatest River.

Expected Impact

Creating a community of NGOs and citizens to protect Ireland’s greatest river, raising awareness of current gaps, generating information on fragmented regulations, and starting a national conversation about the river’s cultural and ecological significance.

496. Achieving Just Water Action

✍️Input by: Voices for Just Climate Action
🗺️Country: