1. Develop web page / applications for smart phone and tablets in English / French / Kiswahili language
2. Community education activities to raise awareness on water security and water quality in small islands: case study of Pari Island, Indonesia (2016-2017)
3. Smart water management publication
The Secretariat has collected and analysed the data submitted by Contracting Parties through national reports (Goal 6 Indicator 6.6.1 and 6.3.1).
Support to project preparation and development of funding proposals to implement NDC investment plans. Countries will be assisted to prepare proposals for submission to international climate funds such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), innovative finance insurance mechanisms and others.
Support to formulation of NDC implementation roadmaps for water at the national and subsector level. This builds on existing and planned adaptation activities, NAPs and water related strategies
UN DESA facilitates major global conferences and summits, as mandated by UN Member States. UN DESA serves as the secretariat for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the main United Nations platform on sustainable development, and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. In 2018 the HLPF reviewed in-depth SDG 6 on water and sanitation. Currently UN DESA supports the implementation of the “International Decade (2018–2028) for Action – Water for Sustainable Development” and related UN Conference on the midterm review which will take place 22 – 24 March 2023 in New York. UN DESA also supports interagency coordination on water and sanitation by designating the UN-Water Secretary and providing policy advise.
UNISDR normative support contributes to the implementation of different water-related SDGs, including SDG 6,11, 13 and 15.
One of the main products of UNISDR work that gives key normative support is the “Sendai Framework Progress Report”, which from 2019 will be presented biannually measuring the progress made against the global targets of the Sendai Framework and the relevant targets of the SDGs (targets of SDGs 1, 11 and 13). The Sendai Framework monitoring will allow Member States to have access to national trends in the reduction of risk and losses of disasters.
UNISDR also provides normative support through the Words into Action (WiA), which are thematic guides for the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the integration of disaster risk management in specific areas. The overall objective of the WiA guides is to help engage the DRR community by facilitating access to concise and practical information that is readily accessible for global, local and in-the-field use. Following editions will support the implementation of SDGs 6, 11, 13 and 15, including an edition on "Water related disasters and transboundary cooperation".
"América Latina y el Caribe hacia los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible en agua y saneamiento: Reformas recientes de las políticas sectoriales" (LC/TS.2017/17, marzo de 2017, Serie Recursos Naturales e Infraestructura No. 180)
An on-line Water Learning Center - Global water security course; IWRM course
Interviews (TV and journals) etc.