Post-2015 Global Monitoring of Urban Water and Sanitation
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target for increasing access to safe water and basic sanitation has motivated substantial global progress. However, as we approach the 2015 horizon of the MDGs, it is widely acknowledged that updated targets and indicators are needed to adequately monitor progress in drinking water and sanitation. Additionally, the global community has recognized that monitoring water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) in urban areas presents unique challenges, including accounting for intra-urban disparities, quality of service, and community-level exposure to untreated wastewater. With support from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a team of researchers from the Water Institute will review indicators used in global monitoring, assess current data availability, and identify additional, alternative and emerging indicators that may enable improved monitoring of current and future urban WaSH. This project will contribute to the establishment of targets and indicators for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Water Institute Researchers