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Monitoring (and achieving) the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Water in Small Island Developing States

Monitoring (and achieving) the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Water in Small Island Developing States

SIDS, as UN Member States, have adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are expected to monitor and achieve the proposed targets until 2030. Implementing Goal 6 on water and sanitation means achieving a number of targets related to water quality, water-use efficiency, and integrated management and protection of water resources. Progress towards target achievement will be monitored via flexible indicators able to capture the required changes at various national scales and settings.

Many Pacific SIDS rely heavily on groundwater and therefore implementation and achievement of Goal 6 essentially translates to protection and sustainable management of the limited groundwater resources. These aspects may be known to water specialists in Pacific SIDS but may require specific adaptation in the context of the proposed, globally compliant, indicators.

This poster was developed for the 43rd IAH Congress, held in Montpellier, France.

Monitoring (and achieving) the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Water in Small Island Developing States