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Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

More than half of our earth is made up of water, and while we have enough freshwater to provide everyone with clean and accessible water, poor infrastructure doesn’t allow this.

Millions of people die annually due to diseases caused by poor water storage, hygiene, and sanitation. Consequently, these issues also affect communities’ access to education, food security, and overall standard of living.

An estimated 663 million people worldwide live without access to drinking water, 2.4 billion people don’t have access to basic sanitation such as toilets, and more than 40% of the world’s population is affected by water shortages. Diseases related poor sanitation lead to almost 1000 child deaths everyday.

SDG 6 aims to supply all people worldwide with safe and affordable drinking water, access to proper sanitation and hygiene, and improve the water quality by minimizing water pollution by 2030.

This important resource can be conserved if proper resource management plans are in place and water ecosystems are protected properly.

An Introduction to Goal 6

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Our Data

Number of people
benefiting from WASH workshops

Number of participants attending
capacity building workshops on water / waste management

Worldwide Data


2.6 billion people

have gained access to improved drinking water sources since 1990, but 663 million people are still without


At least 1.8 billion people

use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated


40% of the global population

is affected by water scarcity


70% of all deaths

related to natural disasters are due to floods and other water-related disasters


2.4 billion people

lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines


70% all water

abstracted from rivers, lakes and aquifers is used for irrigation

Our Related UN Targets


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


Support and strengthen the participation of local
communities in improving water and sanitation management

Recent Highlights & Achievements