From 6 – 8 November 2017, the workshop “Ambient Water Quality: monitoring for management and SDG indicator 6.3.2 reporting” was hosted in Bangkok, Thailand by the GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre (UCC, Cork, Ireland). Dmytro Lisniak from the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change has successfully contributed to the workshop by giving three presentations on data storage and quality control, GEMStat data submission and sharing of data, SDG Indicator 6.3.2 data submission and future reporting.
The workshop brought together 16 national focal points and country representatives from the Asia Pacific region. The purpose was (i) to introduce GEMS/Water, (ii) to discuss the principles of best practice in water quality monitoring, and (iii) to explore how the GEMS/Water programme could assist with capacity development needs for water quality monitoring and data reporting in the region. The workshop also discussed the methodology for the Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.3.2, for which GEMS/Water is the supporting mechanism on behalf of UN Environment.