How can we integrate water across sectors, stakeholders and scales?


The European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) published a new report “Water and Beyond”  to contribute towards efforts to achieve global sustainable development objectives by integrating water-and-sanitation-related interventions into multi-sector strategies and programmes designed for partner countries and regions.

The document first introduces the policy context for water and sanitation, and how action in these areas is essential for achieving globally agreed sustainable development objectives and EU policy priorities. It then considers how water and sanitation can support priorities for EU external action:

⇒ the European Green Deal;
⇒ digital;
⇒ science and technology;
⇒ sustainable growth
⇒ jobs;
⇒ migration partnerships;
⇒ governance, peace and security;
⇒ human development.

In each case, the document sets out opportunities, challenges and examples of operational strategies. This publication charts a course for EU international partnerships on water, identifying not just what a ‘water and beyond’ approach entails, but how it can be achieved. Check the full report here.


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