Policy, Institution, and Regulation: Advancing SDG6
Major topics that will be addressed
Water cycle systems and services. Opportunities and constraints to align policies, institutions, and regulation (PIR) to promote water sector strategies towards SDG 6:
1. The role of innovative policy approaches and legislative actions;
2. The role of institutional dynamics, showcasing successful models, and the role of various actors in the water ecosystem;
3. The role of effective regulations.
Key constraints: Performance issues and key governance gaps.
Integrated strategies across levels (e.g., global, national, regional, and local), and scales (e.g., urban areas, catchments, regions)
Cross-sectoral collaboration and technological innovations as enablers.
Investment priorities in infrastructures and the overall cost matrix (e.g., capital charges, operation and maintenance, opportunity costs, and externalities)
The role of tariffs, taxes, and transfers to achieve / finance the achievement of SDG6.
The importance of promoting the participation of public and private partners. When and how?
Capacity building to fulfill existing gaps in water supply, wastewater, drainage, and other infrastructure sectors.