SDG 6 focuses on clean water and sanitation that ensures availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Every year millions of people, mostly children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Water scarcity, poor water quality and management and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and education opportunities for poor families across the globe. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition.
How can governments ensure universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, achieve access to equitable and adequate sanitation and hygiene for all and improve water quality by minimizing pollution, eliminate dumping and reduce the release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increase recycling and safe reuse globally by 2030? and how can this lead to sustainable development?
How increased access to clean water and sanitation can lead to growth and prosperity and what factors can play a vital role in promoting inclusive growth and sustainable development?