Water quality and its interlinkages with the Sustainable Development Goals

Alcamo, Joseph (2019) Water quality and its interlinkages with the Sustainable Development Goals. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 36. pp. 126-140. ISSN 1877-3435

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Interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lead to important trade-offs and synergies among the goals and their underlying targets. The aim of this paper is to review the role of water quality as an agent of interlinkages among the SDGs. It was found that there are a small number of explicit interconnections, but many more inferred interlinkages between water quality and various targets. A review of case studies showed that interlinkages operate from the municipal to near global scales, that their importance is likely to increase in developing countries, and that new SDG indicators are needed to monitor them. The analysis identifies many different SDG target areas where a combined effort between the water quality community and other sectors would bring mutual benefits in achieving the water quality and other targets.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: water quality, water, Sustainable Development Goals, interlinkages among goals,
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography > GF075 Human influences on the environment
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Depositing User: Joseph Alcamo
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 13:51
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 13:51
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81236

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