Callist Tindimugaya, IAH Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa, was invited to address the high-level political forum on sustainable development, which took place in July at UNHQ in New York. Dave Kreamer, IAH VP for Science and Programme, was also present for one session, and met with Callist.
The overall theme for the conference was “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. The HLPF’s review focused particularly on the following, for many of which groundwater is an important consideration:
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year.