SS-77 Achieving Water and Sanitation SDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean
Topic: 6. Water and sustainable growth Date: 2017-05-31 Time from: 10:50:00 Time to: 12:20:00 Room: Cozumel 5
More than 150 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) still do not have access to safe water and sanitation. The challenge for the region is to undertake and pursue a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where water is central to the challenge. A dedicated global goal on water, with targets to be achieved by 2030, has been established. While the new targets trigger a service universalization challenge, they go beyond access and emphasize the importance of guaranteeing service quality, sound wastewater management and adequate governance. The post-2015 development agenda is now entering a final phase. It is time to discuss how LAC will effectively implement, measure and monitor the new dedicated goal and targets.