During the 28th UN-Water Meeting held in Rome, the Good Practice Guidelines for Water Data Management Policy is officially launched. These good practice guidelines are intended for officers responsible for formulating and implementing government strategy to improve water information, with the aim of improving water policy, planning, management and operations.
The themes discussed are: identify different types of water data and their uses; prioritize water management objectives; strengthen water data institutions; establish sustainable water data monitoring systems; adopt water data standards; and implement effective water data information systems. Making the case for water reform globally, the Guidelines highlight the growing risk posed by deteriorating water security, due to a combination of factors that include rapid population growth and industrialization, over-extraction, widespread pollution and climate change.
Read the good practice guidelines!