6 Clean Water
and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Target 6.1

Safe and affordable drinking water

By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and aordable drinking water for all

Target 6.2

End open defecation and provide access to sanitation and hygiene

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

Target 6.3

Improve water quality, wastewater treatment and safe reuse

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

Target 6.4

Increase water use efficiency and ensure freshwater supplies

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

Target 6.5

Implement integrated water resources management

By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate

Target 6.6

Protect and restore water-related ecosystems

By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

Target 6.A

Expand water and sanitation support to developing countries

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

Target 6.B

Support local engagement in water and sanitation management

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

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