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Water Declaration

 

Relevance

  • GS 3: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

 

Context

  • World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has recently endorsed a water declaration to accelerate implementation of SDG 6.

 

Key points

  • Along with water declaration, WMO has also endorsed a Water and Climate Coalition to accelerate implementation of SDG 6.
  • WMO has also approved a new vision and strategy for hydrology and an associated plan of action.

 

Water Declaration_50.1

 

Water Declaration aspirations

  • By 2030, early warnings for early action related to floods and droughts will be available for people everywhere on the planet to access;
  • Policies for water and climate action developed within the sustainable development agenda be integrated to yield maximum benefit for the people;
  • Goals will be pursued through partnerships for capacity development, knowledge exchange and information sharing, formulating policies, institutional and legal/regulatory frameworks.

 

Over 13 Lakh Drinking Water Sample Tested, More Than 1 Lakh Not Fit

 

Water and Climate Coalition

  • WMO has also endorsed a Water and Climate Coalition to promote the sharing and access to integrated hydrological, cryosphere, meteorological and climate information.
  • The objective is to plan and operate resilient and sustainable water resources systems at local, national, regional and river basin scales.
  • It aims to accelerate progress to the goals of the water-related Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG6 and boost resilient water adaptation to climate change as well as demographic and socioeconomic development for the future.
  • The Water and Climate Coalition will officially be presented at the United Nations Climate Change negotiations, COP26.

 

City Water Balance Plan

 

Hydrology Action Plan

  • WMO has identified target outcomes to eight long-term ambitions.

 

Floods

  • There should be impact-based end-to-end Early Warning Systems (EWS) for flood forecasting in the context of a broader integrated flood management strategy.
  • Public, communities and businesses should have enhanced access to and better capacity to react to official national flood forecasts and warnings locally and globally.

 

Geospatial Technologies In Water Sector

 

Drought

  • Members should reduce adverse impacts of drought at all levels by implementing integrated drought management systems.

 

Food Security

  • Food security should be enhanced by informed end-users’ decisions at all levels from regional to local.
  • The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) including water use and allocations for supporting food production should be widely followed.

 

Urban Flooding in India

 

Data

  • The value of data accessibility, usability and reliability has been proved to be a strong driver for science development.
  • There should be increased discoverability, availability, and use of high-quality hydrological and hydrometeorological data for scientific analysis.

 

Operational hydrology

  • There should be a reduced gap between research and operational hydrology applications; operational hydrology uses improved understanding of Earth system science.

 

Rainwater harvesting: Countering Water Scarcity

 

Data on water resources

  • Despite the advances in technology and policy, we are far from having comprehensive information on the state of water management across the world.
  • Members should implement reliable water resource assessment systems and use these to complete and share information on the availability of water resources.

 

Sustainable development

  • Water lies at the heart of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda.
  • Hydrological information of adequate resolution, quality and timeliness should be available and used to make informed decisions on sustainable development at all scales.

 

Water quality

  • Water quality is an integral part of the water cycle.
  • There should be increased cooperation at the national, regional and global level on water quality monitoring and water quality data exchange.

 

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