Sustainable Water
& Energy Solutions

Network

Introduction

The Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions Network works toward the vision of a world where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water and energy resources for all, in support of human well-being, ecosystem integrity and a robust, inclusive economy, under the umbrella of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The goal of the multi-stakeholder Network is to provide a global platform for all stakeholders to enhance capacities and signal their high-level commitment to the integrated approach to SDG 6 and SDG 7 in support of the SDGs achievement. More specifically, the objectives are to:

  • Share best practices, experiences and quality data on the water-energy interlinkages and their contributions to other SDGs.
  • Strengthen capacity building with a focus on the planning, designing, implementing and monitoring of policies, regulations, business models and investment to effectively manage the water-energy interlinkages and their implications on other SDGs.
  • Mobilise and scale up multi-stakeholder action aimed at stimulating integrated water-energy response addressing cross-sectoral barriers in other development sectors.
  • Enhance advocacy, communications and outreach to help countries conduct evidence-based dialogues and facilitate broad-based implementation of SDG 6 and SDG 7.


SDGs 6 and 7

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  • Founded by UN-DESA and ITAIPU BINACIONAL

    Members (Confirmed as of 1 May 2019)

     

    Organisation

    Type

    Website

    1

    UN DESA (Founding member)

    UN System

    https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/

    2

    ITAIPU Binacional (Founding member)

    Private Sector

    https://www.itaipu.gov.br/en

    3

    UNFCCC

    UN System

    https://unfccc.int/

    4

    UNESCWA

    UN System

    https://www.unescwa.org/

    5

    UNECE

    UN System

    https://www.unece.org

    6

    UN-Habitat

    UN System

    https://unhabitat.org/

    7

    Ministry of Ecological Transition Spain

    Government

    https://www.miteco.gob.es/es/

    8

    National Water Agency Brazil

    Government

    http://www2.ana.gov.br

    9

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tajikistan

    Government

    http://mfa.tj/?l=en

    10

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway

    Government

    https://www.regjeringen.no/en/

    11

    IRENA

    Intergovernmental Organisation

    https://www.irena.org/

    12

    Asazgua

    Private Sector

    http://webestrategy.com

    13

    World Energy Council

    Non-profit/other

      https://www.worldenergy.org/ 

    14

    International Hydropower Association

    Non-profit/other

    https://www.hydropower.org/

    15

    International Centre for Hydropower

    Non-profit/other

    http://www.ich.no/

    16

    TERI School of Advanced Studies

    Academia

    https://www.terisas.ac.in/

    Latest Activities

    Inaugural Meeting of the Global Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions Network

    On Monday 13 May the inaugural meeting of the Global Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions Network, took place in Paris, France. The meeting jointly organised by UN DESA, the International Hydropower Association and Itaipu Binacional provided an opportunity to welcome the 16 network members and discuss the upcoming workplan. Key outputs in 2019 will be case studies documenting concrete examples of integrated sustainable water and energy solution, an online knowledge hub, capacity building activities, outreach and advocacy engagements, and an annual report describing the activities.

    Sustainable water and energy solutions as integrated response to climate change

    On Tuesday 14 May the consultative meeting on “Sustainable water and energy solutions as integrated response to climate change” took place in Paris, France. The event was jointly organised by UN DESA, the International Hydropower Association and Itaipu Binacional as part of a series of side events taking place during the World Hydropower Congress. The consultative meeting brought together heads of governmental, business and civil society delegations for a dialogue on sustainable energy and water solutions.

    USG Liu Zhenmin launched the Global Network "Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions"

    On Tuesday, 4 December 2018, USG Liu Zhenmin launched the Global Network "Sustainable Water and Energy Solutions", together with Mr. Mario Antonio Cecato, Executive Financial Director, ITAIPU, Brazil and Ms. Monica Perez dos Santos, Financial Director, ITAIPU, Paraguay. Alongside UN DESA and ITAIPU, the event included remarks by Ms. Cristina Goralewski, President of the National Forestry Institute, Ministry of Environment, Paraguay, and by Mr. Richard Taylor, CEO of the International Hydropower Association. The global sustainability network on SDG 6 and SDG 7 interlinkages will consist of a large number of multi-stakeholders who really care about the subject and promote an integrated approach to SDG 6 and SDG 7 in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The main objectives of the network will be to share best practices, experiences and quality data; strengthen capacity building; mobilise and scale up multi-stakeholder action; and enhance advocacy, communications and outreach. Together with UN DESA and ITAIPU, initial members of the Network include the Government of Spain, the International Hydropower Association and the World Energy Council.

    Live Streaming at: https://www.facebook.com/SustDev/videos/2158206587777779/

    News story: https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/sustainable/new-solutions-network.html

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