On the 24th of Novembter 2017, IGRAC Director Neno Kukuric gave a presentation on the importance giving more attention to groundwater in the process of monitoring SDG6 on water and sanitation. This presentation was part of a field excursion within the framework of the 'Global workshop for integrated monitoring of SDG6 on water and sanitation' and took place at IHE Delft in Delft, The Netherlands.
Global workshop for integrated monitoring of SDG6
The 2030 agenda for sustainable development is an ambitious plan of action for people, planet and prosperity and so is the dedicated goal on water and sanitation (SDG 6). And to ensure progress it is essential to have solid monitoring mechanisms in place. Therefore, the global workshop for integrated monitoring of SDG6 on water and sanitation was organised.
The purpose of this workshop was to provide a platform for countries and UN entities for sharing experiences and reviewing results from baseline data collection efforts, and for learning and preparing for future monitoring.
IGRAC and SDGs
Already for years, IGRAC has been an advocate for acknowledging the crucial role of groundwater for successfully implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This has resulted in two position papers on groundwater and SDGs: