UN Environment is the leading authority supporting United Nations Member States on environmental issues. Within the agreed framework to monitor and support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Environment is responsible for compiling reporting data for 30 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators. As part of the UN inter-agency initiative Integrated monitoring of water and sanitation related SDG targets (GEMI) operating under the UN-Water umbrella, UN Environment is the custodian agency for three of the indicators in SDG6 “Ensure access to water and sanitation for all”, in particular: Indicator 6.3.2: Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality; Indicator 6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management (IWRM) implementation; and Indicator 6.6.1: Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time. Through your Ministries of Environment and Water or the National Statistical Office you may already be aware of correspondence relating to these indicators. The Technical Webinars provided are to support and guide the collaboration between member states and UN Environment in response to the mandate provided by the Agenda 2030.

About the Webinars

UN Environment is the custodian for the following targets:

6.3.2 on Ambient Water Quality
6.5.1 on Integrated Water Resources Management
6.6.1 on Water-related ecosystems

UN Water, UN Environment, and UNEP-DHI elaborated a series of “Step-by-Step monitoring methodologies” for these three targets.

In collaboration with Cap-Net UNDP, a series of webinars took place to encourage countries to take notice of the guides for practical implementation of monitoring and reporting on indicators and targets.

The GEMI Webinar Series are available in multiple languages on youtube. To access, please click on the following link below:

GEMI Webinar Indicator 6.3.2: Ambient Water Quality

GEMI Webinar Indicator 6.5.1: Integrated Water Resources Management

GEMI Webinar Indicator 6.6.1: Water-related Ecosystems