A single issue, like water, cannot be considered alone: it relates to many other issues, like agriculture, commerce, mining, and health; to make matters even more complicated, water often crosses borders, thereby involving multiple countries.
A session at the World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm on 28 August 2016 focused on how implementing the six targets of the Water Sustainable Development Goal, SDG number 6, will interrelate with the Food and Energy SDGs, numbers 2 and 7. A new platform has started to emerge to drive the interrelationship between the water, energy and food SDGs, known as the Water–Energy–Food (WEF) Nexus Platform.
The main objective of its proponents is to achieve a balance of the demands of the individual SDGs while addressing the tradeoffs that will be required to make all of them work. For example, during the implementation phase of the SDGs, how do we achieve the water goal, without sacrificing the food security goal, given that food security is inherently dependent upon the availability of water?
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