Stage 1 – Identify challenges: Strengthen SDG 6.5 national monitoring and reporting frameworks, with a view to identifying critical areas for attention that hinder the development of IWRM at the national level. This stage is completed through the completion by national governments every three years of a survey on SDG indicator 6.5.1, designed to allow countries to evaluate their degree of implementation of IWRM.
Stage 2 – Formulate responses: Having identified a set of key challenges to the implementation of IWRM at the national level, Stage 2 aims to facilitate a government-led multi-stakeholder process to formulate and prioritise appropriate responses to these challenges. The result of Stage 2 is a government-owned multi-stakeholder IWRM Action Plan and road map to systematically guide the implementation of solutions to domestic IWRM issues; and
Stage 3 – Implement solutions: Support countries in implementing the designed IWRM solutions aimed at achieving SDG 6 and other water-related goals through the development of a series of attractive investment projects which contribute in a measurable way to helping countries to advance towards their SDG targets.
Each country assisted through stage 2 will have as an output a multi-stakeholder investment plan on water resources management which looks to measurably advance both SDG 6.5.1 and other water-related SDG targets. The exact targets focused on will depend from country to country, but should ideally include both those under SDG 6 and others.
By assisting countries towards implementation of those plans, at the outcome level there should be a greater mobilisation of financial resources from multiple funding streams in support of the implementation of those plans, as well as an increase in their performance under the related SDG indicators, in an integrated and indivisible manner.
Ultimately the expected impact of this assistance is the development of more sustainable societies, economies and natural environments.
SDG goals and targets that are expected to advance as a result of SDG 6.5.1 acceleration actions are:
- SDG 1 (1.5, 1.a, 1.b);
-SDG 2 (2.4);
- SDG 3 (3.9);
- SDG 5 (5.a);
SDG 6 (6.3, 6.4, 6.6, 6.a, 6.b);
- SDG 10 (10.b);
- SDG 11 (11.3, 11.5, 11.6, 11.b);
- SDG 12 (12.2);
- SDG 13 (13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.b);
- SDG 15 (15.1, 15.3, 15.5, 15.9, 15.a);
- SDG 16 (16.6, 16.7);
- SDG 17.