This report recommends a process for nations to develop "roadmaps" for integrated water resource management (IWRM). The IWRM approach facilitates mainstreaming water issues in the political economy of a country, and as such in all societal sectors. It focuses on efficient allocation of water to different water user groups and, in doing so, stresses the importance of involving all stakeholders in the decision-making process.
- The UNW suggests monitoring of countries be carried out within a structured framework under which, every 3 years, a specific set of indicators or theme is chosen.
- An evaluation mechanism such as this would encourage all countries to report their progress in an integrated process and outcome way, while enabling global and regional discussion every 3 years on a specific theme as well as the inter-connections among them.