Jun 20, 2017 | 9:00 am - Jun 27, 2017 | 9:00 am

Over the next several weeks UN Environment will be holding technical webinars on SDG indicator 6.6.1 about water-related ecosystems and 6.3.2. ambient water quality.

Webinar 6.6.1 Water-Related Ecosystems

The webinars will introduce the concepts and methodology behind the freshwater ecosystems indicator 6.6.1, identify the requirements for implementing a freshwater ecosystems monitoring programme, and illustrate the use of the data submission form for indicator 6.6.1. They will also be an opportunity for participants to pose any questions they may have. The 6.6.1 webinar is particularly useful for people working on water-related ecosystems (lakes, rivers, wetlands). This may include people responsible for Global Information and Earth Observation (remote sensing) regarding wetland inventories, wetland scientists, hydrologists, environmental water quality monitoring officers, aquatic ecologists, and statistical officers responsible for SDG data.

Webinar 6.3.2 Ambient Water Quality

This webinar will introduce the concepts and methodology for indicator 6.3.2, identify requirements for implementing a water quality monitoring network and illustrate how to use the data submission form.

The webinars are offered as part of the 2017 baseline process of the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6. For more information, including how to register and connect please click HERE

Registration: HERE


Through the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6, the United Nations seeks to support countries to monitor water and sanitation related issues in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in an integrated manner, and to compile country data to report on global progress towards SDG 6. The Initiative brings together the United Nations agencies who are formally mandated to compile country data for the purpose of global reporting on SDG 6.

Global implementation of SDG 6 monitoring was initiated in early 2017, with the following two objectives: 1) to generate a robust baseline for each global indicator in as many countries as possible, in time for the High Level Political Forum’s (HLPF) in-depth review of SDG 6 in July 2018; and 2) to start a long-term process of building institutional capacity for integrated water and sanitation monitoring at the country level.


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