Accompanying the release of the new SDG 6.3.2 Status Report on Global Water Quality, GEMS/Water has published two interactive Story Maps with background information, videos, charts and maps.
The first Story Map “Global updates and acceleration needs” showcases the findings and key insights from the 2020 data drive, and how this information can support action designed to improve and protect water quality. Using real-world examples, these actions are described through the five accelerators of the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework. With increased efforts in data and information, capacity development, finance, innovation and governance, it aims at delivering the promise of safe water and sanitation for all within the lifetime of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The second Story Map “Methodology and implementation examples” provides background information on the indicator methodology and its constituent parts. To demonstrate how the indicator has been implemented in different world regions, six case studies are presented that reflect differing national situations. These case studies demonstrate that regardless of a country’s capacity to monitor and assess water quality, the indicator can provide vital information for the management of water resources. Beyond this, it gives insight into national capacity gaps for future need for development and support.