This will be the second Nexus Conference that The Water Institute has organized. The first in 2014 made a significant input to the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through the Chapel Hill Declaration.
The 2030 Agenda adopted in 2015 at its heart has 17 SDGs, 169 targets and 232 indicators. It is the blueprint to a more sustainable, fair and equitable world. It is the first global agreement that recognizes the interlinkages between sectors and suggests ways to address them.
The 2018 Nexus Conference will focus on the:
- Science-policy interface;
- review of Sustainable Development Goal commitments (2018 and for the Heads of State review in 2019);
- sharing of tools, indicators and methodologies; and
- the identification of gaps.
The conference will facilitate space for the development of collaborative work.