Bhutan joined SWA in 2017. The National 12th Five Year Plan (2018-2023) highlights water, sanitation and hygiene as a priority for the Kingdom, emphasizing the need for "Sustainable water-ensured water for all "and a more efficient management of wastes. In addition to the Five-Year Plan, the government prioritized water security and therefore, a flagship program with the objective to provide 24x7 safe drinking water is underway to address issues of low accessibility despite the high-water availability. Bhutan's joining of SWA was inspired by participation in a multi-stakeholder process in Pakistan. The two lead ministries (Ministry of Health and Ministry of Works and Human Settlement) in consultation with other relevant sectors have harmonized the SDG 6.1 and 6.2 indicators with the National Key Result Areas (NKRA 8 and 15) of the 12th Five Year Plan (2018-2023). Bhutan’s planning process is based on inclusive bottom up planning where local governments prioritise developmental activities according to the local needs aligned with NKRAs.