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Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is about balancing the water requirements of society, the economy and the environment.

Ecosystems replenish and purify water resources and need to be protected to safeguard human and environmental resilience. Ecosystem monitoring, including that of ecosystem health, highlights the need to protect and conserve ecosystems and enables policy- and decision makers to set de facto management objectives.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has presented the first assessment of global and regional trends on water-use efficiency, based on nationally and internationally available data sets for 168 countries.

The global indicator on water stress tracks the level of pressure that human activities exert over natural freshwater resources, indicating the environmental sustainability of the use of water resources.

Leaking latrines and raw wastewater can spread disease and provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes, as well as pollute groundwater and surface water. In this report you can learn more about wastewater monitoring and initial status findings.

Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel D. Tweah speaking at th NPRS launch
-Finance Minister declares at launch of National Policy and Response Strategy on Climate Change

Good ambient water quality ensures the continued availability of important freshwater ecosystem services and does not negatively affect human health. Untreated wastewater from domestic sources, industry and agriculture can be detrimental to ambient water quality.

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), which tracks progress towards global biodiversity targets, has completed a project that fills gaps in the available indicators, with the number of biodiversity-related indicators for the SDGs and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets now reaching 60.

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) issued a report on global progress towards transboundary cooperation on water (SDG target 6.5) at World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden.

This paper aims to assess the potential of blockchain applications in the financial, business, public and climate change sectors to contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Around two third of SDGs are found to be strongly connected with blockchain applications, especially the SDGs 8, 9, 10 and 16.

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