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Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)
Description/achievement of initiative

The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.

Implementation methodologies

This initiative will be carried out through the creation of demonstration projects for sustainable wastewater reuse. Outreach and mainstreaming will be supported by use of publications and other outreach material. Capacity building and training for public and private sector stakeholders at local, regional and national levels.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The GW2I is a voluntary network of stakeholders with an international Steering Committee and a Secretariat to be provided, hosted and managed by UNEP/GPA. The GW2I operates as a voluntary network of stakeholders with a view to facilitate joint efforts to communicate and address the wastewater challenge and to push the wastewater agenda by sharing, among stakeholders, information, lessons learned and best practices for wastewater management, including sound technologies that do not adversely affect the environment and biodiversity.

Partner(s)

AfDB, ADB, DHI-UNEP, FAO, GEF, IAEA, Jacobs U.K. Limited, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, UEMOA, CBD, UNDESA, Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNU-INWEH, USEPA, WECF, WHO, Ramsar, IMWI, CUTEC-Institute GmbH, Ecoturismo Y Nuevas Tecnologias, UNIDO, Inter-American Development Bank, UN-Habitat, Fisheries Division Laboratory Antigua, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability in Africa, UICN Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale, IWA, WaterLex, UNSGAB, BORDA, UNESCO, SUEN Turkey, CBEEX, The Water Network, UoN, Envisager, Jordanian National Forum for Women, Agua Inc. Global Development Group, CENTA, Aquawise Consulting, FED, Water Towers Conservation Network, WBCSD, USDA, ZeroDig (Pty) Ltd, University of Lomé, SEI, UNWater
Updates to initiatives
Goal 11
11.6 - By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
Goal 12
12.5 - By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
Goal 14
14.1 - By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
April 2015
Creation of Regional Hubs for GW2I (GW2I Asian Platform)
December 2015
GW2I Publications (Economic Valuation of Waste Water; Good practices for regulating wastewater management; Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability; Wastewater Technology Matrix)
Ongoing
Demonstration Projects (Reducing Pollution in the Black Sea- WECF; Wastewater Reuse in Ouarzazate- KFS; Demonstration of Effective Use of Treated Wastewater in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden- PERSGA; Demonstrating Decentralized Wastewater in Tanzania- BORDA, UN-Habitat)
Other, please specify
Norway and Sweden yearly financial contributions
Staff / Technical expertise
UNEP/GPA Secretariat of the Partnership

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Updates
#SDGAction12300
Basic information
Time-frame: October 2013 - Open ended
Partners
AfDB, ADB, DHI-UNEP, FAO, GEF, IAEA, Jacobs U.K. Limited, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, UEMOA, CBD, UNDESA, Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNU-INWEH, USEPA, WECF, WHO, Ramsar, IMWI, CUTEC-Institute GmbH, Ecoturismo Y Nuevas Tecnologias, UNIDO, Inter-American Development Bank, UN-Habitat, Fisheries Division Laboratory Antigua, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability in Africa, UICN Programme Afrique Centrale et Occidentale, IWA, WaterLex, UNSGAB, BORDA, UNESCO, SUEN Turkey, CBEEX, The Water Network, UoN, Envisager, Jordanian National Forum for Women, Agua Inc. Global Development Group, CENTA, Aquawise Consulting, FED, Water Towers Conservation Network, WBCSD, USDA, ZeroDig (Pty) Ltd, University of Lomé, SEI, UNWater
Countries
Contact information
Birguy Lamizana, Programme Officer, birguy.lamizana@unep.org
United Nations