Prioritising Water

February 2013

The Broker is working to bring your views to the Post 2015 thematic Consultation on water. In order to feed into the UN facilitated process, The Broker, in cooperation with Inner Sense and the Dutch government, has launched the project  'Prioritising water after 2015’-consultation, part of the preparations for the United Nations World Water Day (WWD), hosted by the Netherlands and UNESCO, on 22 March. The consultation also aims to provide valuable input for the UN’s online consultation, in shaping recommendations for the UN post-2015 global development agenda on water. These recommendations will be fed into the Thematic Consultation on Water report, which will be presented to the High Level Forum that includes members of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel at World Water Day on 22 March.

The Broker aims to mobilize multi-stakeholder involvement and to translate relevant knowledge and expertise into valuable policy solutions relating to water cooperation for the UN post-2015  development agenda. Key questions that will be answered in the debate are: 1) What are the water-related priorities and key actors in the development of global water policy? and 2) How can water cooperation successfully contribute to global development?  The debate will therefore identify how water cooperation can effectively target current global challenges and shed light on burning issues like water diplomacy, water education, transboundary water management, financial cooperation and environmental justice. An important element in the consultation will be the relationship between water cooperation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the other ten post-2015 themes outlined. We will be linking up our social media output with the Water Post 2015 team, so you can interact in many ways.

Join this debate! You can participate at: and

or over Twitter at @waterpost2015 or @thebrokeronline using #tbwaterdebate

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