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The Beyond 2015 campaign coalition's position paper on water - which was jointly coordinated by FAN Global, WASH United and EWP - has been released highlighting the central role of water to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.
There are so many important issues and priorities to include in the future post Millennium Development Goal agenda. From my perspective of working on WASH in Rwanda, I believe that an emphasis on local and context-specific projects that prioritise water resource management and sustainability is essential as well acknowledging the role the private sector can play in meeting water and sanitation needs.
At the final African consultation on water I attended in Tunis for the post- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework, the overriding outcome was the development of a framework for a distinct goal on water.
Last week I attended a consultation on water as part of the complex and wide ranging discussions that have been ongoing around the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework. Through the diverse and high level discussions one promising message stood out – a call for water to be a distinct goal in any future framework.
A month tomorrow, on World Water Day, 22 March 2013, hundreds of thousands of people across the world including many FAN members will join together and take action to call for an end to the water and sanitation crisis.
In February 2013, over a million signatures were collected in support of the rights to water and sanitation surpassing the 1 million minimum target required by the European Commission for getting the issue onto the European political agenda.