Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
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
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing
release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater
and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
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.
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including
through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.
By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including
mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
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.
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities
in improving water and sanitation management