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Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

STOCKHOLM, Nov 21 2012 (IPS) - Will there be a new global water goal in the post-2015 development agenda: something the Millennium Development Goals lacked?

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is currently engaged in the Thematic Consultation on Water, and encourages everyone to take the opportunity to share insights and opinions on a new global water goal in the post-2015 development agenda.

The Thematic Consultation on Water is now open, waiting for inputs on the www.worldwewant2015.org/water website.

The water consultation is part of the UN-system led global dialogue comprising of 50-100 Country Consultations and eleven global Thematic Consultations, including one on water.

The water consultation is mainly taking place as an online discussion using different social media. The purpose is to bring voices from a broad range of stakeholders to build consensus around key future challenges related to water and the need for a new global water goal in the post-2015 development agenda.

The water consultation is divided into two interactive phases: Phase I is the global water consultation, which focuses on broad challenges to trigger engagement and discussion. The global consultation will remain online and active for the whole duration of the consultation.

Phase II focuses on thematic sub-consultations broadly in the areas of: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Water resources Wastewater management and water quality

Phase II starts in mid-January and runs up to March 3rd 2013. In March the outcome from the different discussions will be summarised into policy recommendations in a final report that will be transmitted to the High-level Panel on Post-2015 appointed by the UN Secretary General at the end of March.

To get involved, engage in the online discussion at www.worldwewant2015.org/water. You can also participate through social media, on Twitter using the hashtag #waterpost2015, or visit the Facebook page WaterPost2015.

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