Keywords: Global Water Quality, Water Quality Monitoring, Water Quality Assessment
Thomas Chiramba, Head, Freshwater Ecosystems Unit, DEPI, email@example.com
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Description/achievement of initiative
A mechanism to enable governments to establish policy and legal frameworks for addressing deteriorating water quality will be initiated.
UNEP is committed to support the international process for improving global water quality through:
1) Developing International Water Quality Guidelines for Aquatic Ecosystems to serve as a reference for establishing national/regional policy and legal frameworks;
2) Strengthening global process for monitoring, storing and accessing water quality information
3) Keeping the global water quality under review through water quality assessment reports
UNWater, Global Water System Project
International Water Quality Guidelines for Aquatic Ecosystems
Global Water Quality Assessment Report
Fifty percent increase of the global water quality data stored in the GEMS/Water databases
Resources devoted to implementation
International Water Quality Guidelines for Aquatic Ecosystems: $250,000
Global Water Quality Monitoring Network: $1,000,000