Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute


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Julie van der Bliek, Peter McCornick, and James Clarke (eds.). 2014. On Target for People and Planet: Setting and Achieving Water-Related Sustainable Development Goals. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute. 52 pp.

doi: 10.5337/2014.226


Copyright 2014 International Water Management Institute. Used by permission.


Our specific focus in this book is on securing water for sustainable food production. This links to sustainable water resources management, delivering on the water supply and sanitation requirements and provisioning water for energy and the urban sector. A specific intent is to ensure that the realities in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia are recognized and to provide practical pathways to change that fit these realities and the aspirations of those countries. This will help to prepare for the next step in the SDG [sustainable development goals] process: devolving the SDGs to the national level. It will also provide an input into the development of the universal SDGs by exploring realistic targets and indicators.