[2019] World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 6:00am to Saturday, 31 August 2019 - 6:00am


While the world at large is in the initial years of addressing 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, strengthening enabling environments to drive successful achievement of water-related sustainable development is becoming a critical step for many countries, particularly low- and middle-income economies. The evidence for SDG 6 and pertinent data for policy makers to make this happen are missing, overlapping or fragmented as the urgency for actions is growing.

In addressing the need for policy actions under limited data conditions, a multi-institutional team of water professionals and policymakers developed the SDG 6 Policy Support System (SDG- PSS), which is an answer to the challenge of bringing data and information from different sources and translating them into a ‘fit-for-policy’ evidence framework. The critical components of SDG-PSS include: Capacity Assessment; Finance; Policy and Institutional Assessment; Gender Mainstreaming; Disaster Risk Reduction/Resilience; and Integrity.

Water professionals and policy makers can use SDG-PSS to translate trends and estimates into collaborative planning to develop, implement and measure the effectiveness of water-related policies while addressing national level SDG 6 targets.



Concept Note and Agenda


Formal Opening

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Jong-Soo Yoon (Former Head of Office, UNOSD)


Session 1: Introductory Talk

Moderator: "Navigating through limited data while aiming at SDG 6 'fit-for-policy' evidence" - Mr. Manzoor Qadir (United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health)


Session 2: Moderated Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Okhyun Yang (Associate  Research and Policy Expert, UNOSD)


Formal Closing

Concluding Remarks

Jong-Soo Yoon (Former Head, UNOSD)