The Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda are remarkable commitments by the global community to a sustainable and better life for all.

Municipalities and other stakeholders are challenged with questions about how these global goals can be translated to local realities and how appropriate solutions and processes can be introduced.

As a contribution to the creation of liveable and water-wise cities, a number of municipalities in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam) and West and Central Asia (Jordan) are working together with BORDA and its partners on the management of urban waters, applying an integrated sanitation approach.

In October 2017, mayors and deputy mayors from these municipalities, provincial and national governments representatives as well as institutes and BORDA local partner organizations from Southeast Asia met a City Forum, conducted by BORDA, and set up the City Alliance ‘People. Sanitation. Cities’

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Workshop

Alignment of Sustainability and Urban Water and Sanitation Themes

of Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda to Cities’ Urban Plan

20th – 22nd August 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

Objective:

The objectives of this workshop are (1) to exercise the alignment of sustainability themes and urban water and sanitation themes of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA) to cities’ urban plan (2) to identify whether urban water and sanitation themes in the cities’ urban plan address the current and the future issues and (3) to recommend approaches and actions to cities’ decision makers in managing urban water and sanitation and achieving sustainable cities.

Expected Output:

Overlaps and gaps of sustainability themes in the cities’ urban plan are identified,

Overlaps and gaps of urban water and sanitation themes in the cities’ urban plan are identified,

Recommendations for managing urban water and sanitation and achieving sustainable cities.

Session 1, Content analysis of sustainable city themes of cities’ urban plan relevant to SDG and NUA

Presentation: SDG and NUA interlinkages

Group discussion & consultation: Content analysis of sustainable city themes of cities’ urban plan relevant to SDG 11 and NUA

Session 2, Content analysis of urban water and sanitation themes in cities’ urban plan relevant to SDG and NUA

Group Discussion & consultation: Content analysis of urban water and sanitation themes in cities’ urban plan relevant to SDG 6 and NUA

Session 3, How to address the gaps between city’s urban plan to SDG and NUA?

Group discussion & consultation: Identify potential action needed to address the gaps of city’s urban plan to SDG 6 & 11 and NUA

Wrap up and closing

DAY 2

Session 4, Introduction to tools that support policy makers in implementation of SDG

Opening remarks

Presentation: BMBF Polycentric Urban Water Management Project Update

Workshop Introduction

Presentation: Fusion of Policy and Data

Introduction to Water Accounting Tool

Lunch break

Practice utilisation of Water Accounting Tool

Session 5, Visualising SDGs interlinkages and dynamics with focus on goals 6 and 11

Presentation: SDGs interlinkages and dynamics

Group discussion & consultation: Visualising SDGs’ interlinkages and dynamics with focus on goals 6 and 11

Presentation: Post workshop 3 quick winning priorities

Wrap up and closing

DAY 3

Group Presentation: Lessons learnt and actions to integrate sustainable cities and urban water and sanitation

themes into the city’s urban plan