SDG Indicator 6.3.2 Technical Feedback Meeting
The GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre convened a meeting of water quality experts and representatives of countries which reported on SDG indicator 6.3.2 during the 2017 data drive. Approximately 30 participants from 16 countries representing all world regions attended the lively two-day meeting which was held in Customs House, Dublin. We were kindly hosted by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, and Irish Aid of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade attended. We received funding from the Government of Germany to help finance global participation.
The main objective of the meeting was to collate feedback and provide guidance for the continued improvement of the SDG indicator 6.3.2 methodology (Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality) in readiness for the next data drive scheduled for 2021. The feedback focussed on seven key aspects which proved most challenging for those implementing the methodology in 2017, and will feed into a report that will include recommendations on the best way to move forward.