Water Working Group

This group was responsible for proposing water targets and indicators for global monitoring after 2015. The group is now consulted, as needed, to respond to the comments and recommendations made at the two consultations at the end of 2012 (on Measurability, and the Second Global Stakeholder Consultation). It is made up of a core membership of experts, who meet in regular teleconferences as well as less frequent face-to-face meetings. A wider resource group of experts is drawn on as needed.

Core group of experts:

  • Tom Slaymaker, WaterAid (WG Chair)
  • Tim Brewer, WaterAid (WG Secretariat)
  • Catarina Fonseca, IRC (WG co-lead)
  • Manuel Alvarinho, Water Regulator, Mozambique
  • Jamie Bartram, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Grace Bediako, National Statistics Bureau, Ghana
  • Guy Hutton, consultant for Joint Monitoring Programme
  • Velma Lopez, ICF International, USA
  • Neil MacLeod, Durban Water, South Africa
  • Philipp Peters, GIZ Kenya
  • Alain Randriamaherisoa, Ministry of Water, Madagascar
  • Andrew Trevett, UNICEF
  • Maria Julia Bocco, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Dominick de Waal, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
  • Inga Winkler, German Institute of Human Rights
  • Disan Ssozi, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda

Wider group of experts:

  • Graham Alabaster, UN-Habitat
  • Didier Allély, JMP, World Health Organization
  • Alexander Danilenko, IBNET, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
  • Kerstin Danert, Rural Water Supply Network
  • Rifat Hossain, JMP, World Health Organization
  • Richard Johnstone, EAWAG, Switzerland
  • Pierre Studer, Department of Public Health, Switzerland
  • Jena Davis, Stanford University, USA

The water working group has been guided by a generic terms of reference for all working groups.

Initially, working groups collected a "long list" of targets and indicators, which were then reduced to a short list based on their appropriateness for global monitoring. Proposals were also made to the water working group for targets and indicators covering equity issues. The short list was later consolidated with targets and indicators from the other working groups and widely consulted. In 2013, the JMP and partners is responsible for proposing a revised targets and indicators.

The support of the individuals and institutions belonging to the water working group is highly appreciated.