29-31 May 2013, Delft, The Netherlands

CD Symposium
Developing Capacity from Rio to Reality: Who's Taking the Lead?

Capacity Development: Key to Meeting a Water-Related SDG

In the course of formulating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formal and informal debates are taking place about how best to address water in the SDGs. Water supply, sanitation and water resources are affected not only by climate change, rising demands for water and increasing pollution of sources but also by weak human, organisational and institutional capacity. Capacity development is of critical importance to the sustained attainment of a water-related SDG. This session builds on previous events such as the IHE Delft Expert Meeting on water-related SDGs and capacity development (6-7 February 2013). It brings together insights from the progress of the Open Working Group, the developments of a water-related SDG and from the inclusion of other cross-cutting issues in the SDGs. The session aims to move forward with defining steps for arriving at SMART targets and/or indicators for measuring progress with capacity development in support of achieving a water-related SDG.

Convening organisation
IHE Delft

Co-Chairs
András Szöllösi-Nagy & Uta Wehn de Montalvo (IHE Delft)

Presentations and panellists