Is the world on track to implement 'integrated water resources management' (IWRM)?

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Is the world on track to implement 'integrated water resources management' (IWRM)?

Dear SuSanA colleagues,

Is the world on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6, Target 6.5, and implement 'integrated water resources management' (IWRM) at all levels by 2030? Will this help provide sustainable, safe water and sanitation services for those most in need? Evidence suggests countries are struggling, and implementation is weakest at a sub-national level.

Our WASH Basins project, a collaboration between Arup and FRANK Water, is developing a toolkit for local government agencies in India to help secure the provision of safe and sustainable drinking water and sanitation using IWRM principles.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on barriers to IWRM on the 1-minute survey below. We’ll also be hosting a workshop at the IRC WASH “All Systems Go” symposium next week, at 7:30am, Wednesday, in the Fokker Terminal which will be open to all delegates – light breakfast included!

Workshop pre-survey: ovearup.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/irc-all-syst...de-meeting-survey-v2

Project website: www.arup.com/projects/wash-basins-india

Draft programme (find us on page 39): www.ircwash.org/sites/default/files/all_...raft_programme_1.pdf

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Irene

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Re: Is the world on track to implement 'integrated water resources management' (IWRM)?

Hi Irene,

Welcome to the forum! We don't often hear about IWRM (integrated water resources management) on this forum, so I am glad to see you bring this up.

I took a look at your survey, but it's for sure longer than one minute! :P I was going to fill it in but realised I don't know enough about IRWM to do so.

How did your workshop go at the IRC conference?

And have you thought about improving the Wikipedia article about IWRM? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_water_resources_management

It's the first place most non-experts would go to if they don't know what IWRM is. I can help you with editing the Wikipedia article if you don't know how to and which conventions to follow (see also here: forum.susana.org/198-wikipedia ).

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Hi Elisabeth,

Thank you for your interest in our survey and workshop. My colleagues said it went well. The participants shared lots of useful information and challenged us constructively. We will build the learning into our project going forward and hope there will be further opportunity to collaborate.

Regarding your suggestion about the IWRM article on Wikipedia, I will need to defer to my colleagues who are experts on the subject. I will suggest to them that they review the article with a view to improving it but am not sure how quickly they can respond.

Happy to continue the discussion if you have any other suggestions.

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Irene

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