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The Global Water Partnership-South America and the Transboundary Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (SDG Target 6.5)

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The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has been working towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 6 target 6.5. This was so given the interrelationship between the anthropogenic and the natural water cycles, supported by the water security concept. GWP-South America (GWP-SAM) regional activities and the results of its efforts supporting South American countries are presented. Data was collected from country reports and compared to the United Nations reports on SDG progress. Additional data was gathered during consultative workshops and other events that were held. The work also sought to determine different institutional arrangements, enabling environment and selected management instruments. Data tables and maps were produced comparing country performances relative to each of the indicators identified. It emerged that the GWP promoted supporting regional activities, based on participatory processes and the mainstreaming IWRM. This also involved matters of scale and the vision of national and provincial stakeholders involved in IWRM. A strategic plan was proposed to meet the necessity of knowledge development and capacity building aimed at combating social inequalities and value the cultural and social diversity of the societies involved.

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    Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses, UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/51/229, 8 July 1997, https://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/res/51/229

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    https://aplicaciones.senagua.gob.ec/reslotaip2017/rendcuent/PLANTA%20CENTRAL/FASE%201/RESPALDOS/GESTIÓN/Respaldos%20Gestión%20Social/Respaldo%20gestión%20social/Acuerdo_CB_GIRH_Cuencas_Transfronterizas.pdf

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Mujica, A., Piaggio, C., Díaz, L.R., Bussi, J., Courret, A.P., Saito, C.H. (2021). The Global Water Partnership-South America and the Transboundary Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (SDG Target 6.5). In: Nhamo, G., Togo, M., Dube, K. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals for Society Vol. 1. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70948-8_12

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