Read below an extract from the Outcome Document of the 2013 World Water Week conference held in Stockholm:
“As an outcome of broad consultations prior to and during the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm, we call upon the United Nations and its Open Working Group to propose a Sustainable Development Goal on Water.
Water is at the core of sustainable global development and is a cross cutting resource. Within the post-2015 development agenda water should be considered and integrated into all relevant areas, such as energy and food security. Given the centrality of water for individuals, ecosystems and economic development, water is a powerful tool for cooperation across borders, sectors and communities.
A dedicated goal on water is necessary for a world where all people can live in safety and dignity.
By the year 2030, the following should have been achieved:
- A doubling of global water productivity
- A realisation of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation
- Increased resilience to water-related disasters”