Water and Sustainability. A Review of Targets, Tools and Regional Cases

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This report reviews some current sustainability targets for the water sector and provides an overview of selected tools and approaches to assist decision-makers improve performance and achieve results ¿ and ultimately, meet development targets. The report reviews three widely known systems of water sustainability targets: the water targets set under the umbrella of the Millennium Development Goals; (ii) the comprehensive water targets established as part of the European Union Water Framework Directive; and (iii) the target-setting process for the 6th World Water Forum. The report presents ¿ve cases to highlight some of the practices followed to set water sustainability targets. These cases include four river basins of different size (Danube, Mekong, Zambezi andNile) and a large aquifer (Guarani).

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