of the global population uses safely managed sanitation services
World Bank, 2017
SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030
WHY IT MATTERS
Water is the most essential element of life. We require it for drinking, for sanitation, for producing food and for maintaining our ecosystem services. Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a human right, yet billions are still faced with daily challenges accessing even the most basic of services. The demand for water has outpaced population growth, and half the world’s population is already experiencing severe water scarcity. One in three people live without sanitation causing unnecessary disease and death.