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1 Water in the SDG s - in a European context Continued challenges, tasks, responsibilities and opportunities Dept. of Climate adaptation, Water sector and Ground water

2 The SDG process following Rio +20 Danish Ministry of the Environment, Nature Agency PAGE 2

3 Status: 16 possible goals, - further reduction in number 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere 2. End hunger and improve nutrition for all through sustainable agriculture and improved food systems 3. Healthy life at all ages for all 4. Provide quality education and life-long learning for all 5. Attain gender equality and women s empowerment everywhere 6. Water and sanitation for a sustainable world 7. Ensure access to affordable, sustainable, and reliable modern energy for all 8. Promote sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth and decent jobs for all 9. Promote sustainable industrialization and equality among nations 10. Build inclusive, safe and sustainable cities and human settlements 11. Promote sustainable consumption and production patterns 12. Take urgent and significant action to mitigate and adapt to climate change 13. Take urgent and significant actions for the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, oceans and seas 14. Protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems and halt all biodiversity loss 15. Strengthen global partnership for sustainable development 16. Peaceful and inclusive societies, rule of law and capable institutions - Follow the process on Danish Ministry of the Environment, Nature Agency PAGE 3

4 Water SDG - proposal by UN Water, Jan Danish Ministry of the Environment, Nature Agency PAGE 4

5 Status the Water SDG s (may 2014) by 2030, provide universal access to safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, especially for women and girls by 2030, improve wastewater management, recycling and reuse by x% by 2030, improve water-use efficiency by x% in all sectors, with particular focus on agriculture implement integrated water resource management, including appropriate trans-boundary cooperation by 2030, bring fresh water extraction in line with sustainable supply, protect and restore ecosystems, to provide water-related services by 2030, significantly improve water quality, eliminate pollution and dumping of toxic materials in water bodies, and protect aquifers decrease by x% mortality and serious injuries, and decrease economic losses caused by waterrelated disasters, by 2030 invest in water harvesting and storage technologies, and double the rain water harvested by 2030 Danish Ministry of the Environment, Nature Agency PAGE 5

6 Water a cross cutting issue Danish Ministry of the Environment, Nature Agency PAGE 6

7 The way forward for SDG in a European context - Identify the mail challenges within the three SDG elements:. Withdrawal vs availability balance. Ecosystem services. Water productivity - Identify key stakeholders - Establish partnerships based on long-term assessments and an objective to move from divided to shared interests Danish Ministry of the Environment, Nature Agency PAGE 7

8 European challenges? Withdrawal vs availability balance Balanced and sustainable use of water catchment-based planning approaches Water and food security long term water supply scenarios Securing investments in Europe and global Ecosystem services Healthy Ecosystem and population Resilient societies / risk reduction (water related disaster) Water productivity Innovation Barriers for efficient technologies Danish Ministry of the Environment, Nature Agency PAGE 8

9 Shared interests the major water consumers - Long-term supply scenarios - Demand driven management - Promoting high-efficicency technology - Pricing of water - Joint identification of barriers to sustainability Danish Ministry of the Environment, Nature Agency PAGE 9

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