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Global Wastewater Initiative (under GPA)
Description/achievement of initiative

A multiple stakeholder platform comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments (Health, Agriculture, Environment and Economic development), scientists, private sectors 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

The proposed components/focal areas of the GWI are: 1. Establishment of the GWI infrastructure • Building up a strong network; • Expanding the GWI and engaging a wide variety of partners; • Enhancing the visibility of the partnership; • Gathering and disseminating available information and filling information gaps; • Convening meetings of the GWI 2. Contributing to Global challenges and debates on wastewater issues • Post-2015 discussion on SDG targets and indicators related to wastewater; • Research into community wastewater perceptions; • Contribution to policy briefs on wastewater; • Collection & dissemination of good practices linking WW management with food security (agricultural & energy production), poverty alleviation, climate change, water use efficiency etc. • New and emerging issues 3. Contributing to the strengthening of the normative basis for managing and monitoring the impacts of wastewater on the coastal and marine environment 4. Contributing to the implementation of demonstration projects on wastewater treatment technologies • Contribution to the development and implementation of joint pilot projects to demonstrate and adopt measures enabling nutrients to be removed from wastewater; • Other demonstrations (to be determined) 5. Communication and outreach

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Progress reports
Goal 14

Basic information
Time-frame: 2012 - ongoing
Contact information
Global Wastewater Initiative , (under GPA), email
United Nations