Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
Why does this goal matter?
Access to clean and good quality water contributes to reducing poverty, increased food security, peace and healthy ecosystems.
What are this goal’s targets?
SAFE AND AFFORDABLE DRINKING WATER
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
END OPEN DEFECATION AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO SANITATION
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
FIGHT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
REDUCE MORTALITY FROM NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH
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 from water scarcity
PREVENT AND TREAT
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
REDUCE ROAD INJURIES AND DEATHS
By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE CARE, FAMILY PLANNING
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, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management