Support action, innovation and learning to address source-to-sea priorities
by Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management (Partnership)
Despite growing awareness and political commitment for the protection of marine environments from upstream pressures, fragmented management and engagement of many key stakeholders in connected land, water and coastal systems continue to pose challenges.
The Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that works to support coordinated and innovative approaches to governance and management from source to sea. It helps freshwater, coastal and marine experts to share experiences and contribute to global knowledge generation on source-to-sea interconnections, connect and engage in collaborative projects, promote successful practices, and take collaborative action to improve the management of land, water, coastal and marine linkages.
By doing so, it aims to enhance the efforts of the international community to fulfill inter alia its commitments to the Manila Declaration on Furthering the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (UNEP-GPA, 2012) and contribute to the implementation of SDGs 6 and 14.
Updates to voluntary commitment
2017 and ongoing
Guidance that draws upon national/regional experiences to be produced, shared, uptake promoted and technical support provided to and by members of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management to support effective governance interventions to address source-to-sea linkages at national to regional level; financing to support source-to-sea action; and coordinated implementation of SDGs 6 and 14.
Recognition of coastal/marine priorities and ways to address them as part of upstream resource management in outcomes from major global freshwater and other policy fora (e.g. World Water Week and World Water Forum)
Staff time and travel by Action Platform members to support knowledge exchange and technical guidance
Staff / Technical expertise
The Secretariat of the Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management housed at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and technical expertise of members of the Platform
Time-frame: August 2014 - August 2020
Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
Benguela Current Commission
Black Sea Commission
Delta Alliance International
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), FAO on the S2S Platform
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Global Water Partnership (GWP)
International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
International Water Resources Association (IWRA)
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)
Race for the Baltic, Zennström Philantropies
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), SEI on the S2S Platform
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Environment Programme – Global Programme of Action for the Protection for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (UNEP-GPA)
UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment
Members of the Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management, research partners and practitioners engaged in local to regional land, water, coastal and/or marine management
Birgitta Liss Lymer, Coordinator, Secretariat of the Action Platform on Source-to-Sea Management, firstname.lastname@example.org,