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Improving Global Water Quality
Description/achievement of initiative

A mechanism to enable governments to establish policy and legal frameworks for addressing deteriorating water quality will be initiated.

Implementation methodologies

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

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

UNWater, Global Water System Project
Progress reports
2014
International Water Quality Guidelines for Aquatic Ecosystems
2015
Fifty percent increase of the global water quality data stored in the GEMS/Water databases
2015
Global Water Quality Assessment Report
Financing (in USD)
1,670,000 USD
Financing (in USD)
1,670,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Global Water Quality Assessment Report: $420,000
In-kind contribution
Global Water Quality Monitoring Network: $1,000,000
In-kind contribution
International Water Quality Guidelines for Aquatic Ecosystems: $250,000

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2015-12-31
Partners
UNWater, Global Water System Project
Countries
Contact information
Thomas Chiramba, Head, Freshwater Ecosystems Unit, DEPI, thomas.chiramba@unep.org
United Nations