AGWA Included in BMZ's Water Strategy
05/09/17 Filed in: Announcement
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has released its new Water Strategy. The document outlines BMZ's key contributions to implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Notably, BMZ voices its support for AGWA as an international network "in the field of water scarcity and water in the context of climate adaptation" (p20).
This BMZ Water Strategy paper can be found online
(available in English
More about the Strategy paper:
"The new water strategy of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) accounts for the importance of water in these global agreements. In the strategy, BMZ commits to contributing to creating a new dynamic in the sector necessary to reach SDG 6 and other water-related targets. Therefore, the ministry commits to expand its engagement in WASH, wastewater as well as climate sensitive water resources management (WRM). BMZ aims to expand its activities in water security by one third.
The strategy is a binding framework for all measures of German Development Cooperation (GDC) in the water sector, i.e. for the dialogue with partners, development of country strategies, for German implementing agencies as well as for the dialogue with international and multilateral organizations. German Development Cooperation (GDC) in other sectors must be in line with the strategy if it touches water-related questions."