Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

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Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all;


Target 6.1

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

  • Population using safely managed drinking water services largely archived

Target 6.2

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;

  • Population using safely managed sanitation services and hand-washing facility largely archived

Target 6.3

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;

  • Population connected to a municipal sewage treatment plant with at least secondary treatment Significant positive
  • Biochemical oxygen demand in rivers No review
  • Good water quality on all bodies of water No review
  • Biological status regarding material pollution in rivers No review

Target 6.4

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;

  • Efficiency in water consumption No review
  • Water stress No review
  • Domestic water resources used No review

Target 6.5

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

  • Degree of integrated water resources management implementation No review
  • Transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation No review

Target 6.6

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

  • Extent of body of water Moderate positive