Knowledge Piece (Opportunities to build climate resilience and advance on sustainable development goals through Integrated Water Resources Management)

Global Water Partnership (GWP)
Home-Based / Remote
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International Organization
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During the UNFCCC COP24, held in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018, GWP launched the results of a new analysis of 80 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) from a water perspective, juxtaposed with the UN’s 2018 progress report on country implementation towards the Sustainable Development Goal on Water (SDG 6). GWP is now commissioning the development of a follow-up knowledge piece.

The report that was launched at COP24 is called “Emerging Insights – Preparing to Adapt: The Untold Story of Water in Climate Change Adaptation Processes. It makes it clear that there is an interface between climate action and water action that countries and development partners can manage more purposefully – while delivering on their NDCs and making progress towards their SDG targets, in ways that are aligned to disaster risk reduction approaches under the Sendai Framework.

The report paves the way for more in-depth analysis, to better understand the drivers behind individual countries’ decisions on their climate and sustainable development agenda. 

This follow-up piece will be focused on the interface between the NDCs and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) as measured under SDG Indicator 6.5.1 - degree of IWRM implementation. It has the overall ambition of articulating the role of IWRM in advancing countries’ climate and SDG commitments, as well as further documenting and understanding the extent to which the NDC and SDG agendas are aligned and complementary at the interface of climate resilience and water resources management.

Full details of the assignment are available in these Terms of Reference.

The closing date for receipt of tenders is 25 April 2019.