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New international water strategy for Finland

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 23.8.2018 11.07 | Published in English on 23.8.2018 at 16.01
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New international water strategy for Finland

Finnish Water Way is Finland's new international strategy in the water sector, drawn up in broad-based multi-stakeholder collaboration. The objective of the strategy is to create a water-secure world by the year 2030.

The strategy forms the framework for Finland’s water-related international ambitions and actions and contributes to the implementation of the water-specific SDG of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
 
The objectives of the strategy are grouped under three pillars – Water for Sustainable De-velopment, Water for People and Water for Peace. The strategy defines Finland’s objectives for all three pillars and presents means to achieve them.  
 
An action plan will be drawn up to support the implementation of the strategy. The action plan will be updated during each government term.
 
The strategy was drawn up in cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment. In addition, other stakeholders, such as research institutes, Aalto University and the Finnish Water Forum, took part in the preparation.