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.
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is one of 16 such CGIAR centers across the globe, and is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a tangible impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health.
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.
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.