IWRA World Water Congress 2017 - Cancun Mexico
B. Building capacity
Water, Localization, SDG, Subnational Actors, Disaggregation, Metadata, Urban
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth a formidable task for the global community on international sustainable development for next 15 years. Comprised of 17 goals with 169 targets and an unknown number of indicators, disaggregation localiz the SDGs. Localization is vital for the transition Lessons learned from the MDGs, rapid urbanization, and lobbying by various constituencies provided the justification for an “urban” SDG. The importance of SDG 11 is noted in the UN Chronicle: “it will be under the auspices of cities where we will succeed or fail in achieving our goals of poverty eradication, equality, climate change reduction, and ensuring healthy lives.” Much of the discussion thus far has been on the “why” an urban SDG is important but not much has been said on “how” to achieve the targets by subnational .