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Appendix 3: Methodology for the Analysis of the Compilation Document At its Second Preparatory Meeting in March 2011, the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) requested the Bureau to establish a public, transparent and inclusive process, led by member States, to prepare a draft text, based upon all preparatory inputs, to serve as the basis for an outcome document for the Conference. The compilation document is available in the official UNCSD website. The author proposed the categories to analyze the document, according to existing international agreements for water resource such as those proposed by Agenda 21, JPOI, and the Millennium Declaration. The established categories were national water strategies, water access and sanitation (MDG), water quality, wastewater management, IWRM and water efficiency plans, basinwide management, cross-sectoral approach, human right to water, and participation of stakeholders. The author performed a search to determined mentions of water throughout the compilation document to determine mentions by major groups, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, and other relevant actors. The inputs submitted by Member States were studied to determine States’ positions related to each ones of the categories. A mention or reference to one of the categories was understood as support for it, and was recorded in the excel sheet. The inputs submitted by Major Groups were also studied to determine their positions related to water resources. Additionally, the author reached out to the focal point for water of some Major Groups to clarify their positions. Major Groups positions were not included in the table that presents Member States’ positions.

For other questions related to the methodology, feel free to email olimar.maisonetguzman@sustainus.org .

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