According to Ban Ki-moon, The World water Development Report 2015, coordinated by UNESCO’s World water Assessment Programme, brings together 31 UN- Water Members and 37 Partners, and offers data and information aimed at policy and decision makers, inside and outside the water sector. The report illustrates the complex linkages between water and critical areas such as human health, food and energy security, urbanization, industrial growth and climate change.
Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 6- Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
To ensure universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030, we need to invest in adequate infrastructure, provide sanitation facilities, and encourage hygiene at every level. Protecting and restoring water - related ecosystems such as forests, mountains, wetlands and rivers is essential ti mitigate water scarcity.
Monitoring Water and Sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – An executive briefing
Water and sanitation, as absolute necessities for people, planet and prosperity, are at the very core of sustainable development. In embarking upon the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a dedicated goal on water and sanitation, credible data is needed to underpin sector advocacy, stimulate political commitment, inform decision making and trigger well-placed investment towards optimum health, environment and economic gains.