On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.This is under sustainable Development Goal No.6
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition.
By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
To achieve this development goal, we need to help people; especially of rural communities to have access to safe and clean drinking water and basic sanitation. This will break the cycle of contamination caused by unsanitary latrines, contaminated water and unsafe hygiene practices. This will be done by ensuring community ownership, developing linkages with local councils, educate them about; design, manage, operate and maintenance to provide better quality and more cost effective water systems.