26 June, Rome, Italy. The 1st Regional Conference of the joint UFM UNESCO-WWAP initiative Achieving SDG6 and other SDGs in Mediterranean Region will be co-organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) With Support of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Italy The UFM Senior Official, Min Enrico Granara, on Wednesday 26 June and hosted by the Italian Foreign Ministry at Piazzale della Farnesina, 1, 00135 Roma RM, Italy.
Regional cooperation, information exchange and policy coherence are fundamental in the water sector and critical for the achievement of SDG 6 on water and sanitation. This even more for the countries of the Mediterranean Sea as they have similar water resource problems and are exposed to similar drivers and pressures such as climate change, increasing water scarcity, population dynamics and migration. Due to the strong interdependencies of all SDGs, and particularly the strong linkages between SDG 6 and many other goals and targets, actions towards achieving SDG 6 will also enable progress towards other goals of the 2030 Agenda.