Read below extracts from Hashimoto Action Plan III: Strategy and Objectives through 2015. Compiled by the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water, it calls for a single standalone goal on water in post-2015:
“1. Securing a Dedicated Water Goal in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
For the post-2015 development framework, the Board calls for a global post-2015 goal on water that includes targets on at least three essential objectives:
1) Achieve universal access to sustainable sanitation and to drinking water that is really safe
2) Increase wastewater management and pollution prevention
3) Improve integrated water resources management and water-use efficiency
Targets and indicators need to be designed and monitored in each of these three areas.
UNSGAB is also advocating for water-efficiency targets in other post-2015 goals and for water-related disasters to be included in the post-2015 agenda.
After conducting extensive dialogues with stakeholders on various continents, UNSGAB has gained insights about the major challenges to realizing the MDG targets on water and sanitation. It has generated greater attention to pollution prevention and wastewater management and water resources management.”
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