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Post 2015 Development Goals: Consultation on Water

Rapporteur Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director WECF, identified five core issues during the consultation in Geneva

06.03.2013 |WECF

Rapporteur Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, Women in Europe for a Common Future, identified during the consultation in Geneva five core issues that could inform a sustainable development goal on water: recognizing water as a fundamental human right; fostering efficient use and reuse; legal frameworks for watershed and transboundary water management; adequate financing for integrated planning and institutional capacity building; and sharing best practices, for instance on cost recovery for water supply services, technology transfer and capacity building.

Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water - Final Summary

During general discussions, participants identified a number of gaps in the proposed targets and indicators, calling for: a higher priority for strategies to reduce water pollution; gender equity (Sascha Gabizon); means of implementation; and elaborating next steps to achieve the identified targets.

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