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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

Contact Information

Sustainable Development Directorate
No 3, MF Business Center (Level 2),
Triq Galanton Vassallo,
Santa Venera, Malta 

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