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GOAL 6: Clean Water & Sanitation

Objective: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

The Targets

Why it matters: 40% of the global population suffer from a scarcity of water and that figure is expected to rise as it is projected that at least one in four people will be affected by recurring water shortages by 2050. In addition to water shortages, there is the issue of water sanitation. Each day, nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diseases. Increasing drought and desertification is already worsening these trends and figures show that 2.4 billion people worldwide do not have access to basic sanitation services like toilets or latrines.

 

By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

 

By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.

 

By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated waste water and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

 

By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering due to water scarcity.

 

By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering due to water scarcity.

 

By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.

 

By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, waste water treatment, recycling and reuse technologies.

 

Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.

 

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