Information
  • Submitted by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Primary SD area: Water
  • Keywords: Global Water Quality, Water Quality Monitoring, Water Quality Assessment
  • Location: Global
  • Date of completion: 31 Dec 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
Improving Global Water Quality

Organization(s) making commitment

UNWater, Global Water System Project

Achievement of Commitment

A mechanism to enable governments to establish policy and legal frameworks for addressing deteriorating water quality will be initiated.

How this will be achieved

UNEP is committed to support the international process for improving global water quality through:
1) Developing International Water Quality Guidelines for Aquatic Ecosystems to serve as a reference for establishing national/regional policy and legal frameworks;
2) Strengthening global process for monitoring, storing and accessing water quality information
3) Keeping the global water quality under review through water quality assessment reports

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
International Water Quality Guidelines for Aquatic Ecosystems 2014
Global Water Quality Assessment Report 2015
Fifty percent increase of the global water quality data stored in the GEMS/Water databases 2015

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
In-kind contribution International Water Quality Guidelines for Aquatic Ecosystems: $250,000
In-kind contribution Global Water Quality Monitoring Network: $1,000,000
In-kind contribution Global Water Quality Assessment Report: $420,000
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