SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Wastewater Management and Sanitation in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas

The course on Wastewater Management and Sanitation has a Special Policy Emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) and is based on the respective Policy Guidance Manual. The Policy Guidance Manual is an outcome of the joint ESCAP-UN-Habitat-AIT technical assistance project, which is promoting enabling policies on wastewater treatment and sanitation in South-East Asia, and has three main objectives.

Shifting Towards Water-Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainable Cities

Sustainable, livable cities are the way forward for the future of Asia-Pacific. The 2030 Agenda implementation urges to advance urban SDG with other SDGs, related to resilience of water infrastructure to climate change. Water (-Hazard) Resilient (Infrastructure for ) and Sustainable Cities are cities that achieve safe and adequate water supply and sanitation services based on sound water-related ecosystems, high level of water use efficiency, and a greater urban resilience to water-related disasters (here Water-Resilient Cities).

Robust Decision Support for Water Management

Managing water resources in an equitable and sustainable manner in the context of climate change can be arduous in the Mekong region, especially in times of water scarcity. Governments often lack systematic ways to involve local communities and other stakeholders, like academia or the private sector in decision making. As part of the third phase of the Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET 2014-2018), a regional assessment was undertaken to support water scarcity management.

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Blue Peace - Invest in Peace through Water

Blue Peace in collaboration with the United Nations Capital Development Fund, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Geneva Water Hub (GWH), introduce an innovative way of financing transboundary and multi-sectoral water cooperation, by creating new ways to access financial capital through a Blue Peace approach. Ultimately leading to circular economies and stable societies. Blue Peace focuses on transforming water from a potential crisis source, into a potential cooperation and peace instrument.

Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: 2017 Update and SDG Baselines

This report presents the first ever estimates of the population using 'safely managed' drinking water and sanitation services - meaning drinking water free from contamination that is available at home when needed, and toilets whereby excreta are treated and disposed of safely. It also documents progress towards ending open defecation and achieving universal access to basic services.

UNICEF Game plan to end open defecation

The game plan outlines UNICEF’s programmatic focus and approaches in sanitation over the next four years to 2021. It will help ensure that ending open defecation receives the deliberate and sustained attention it will require to succeed: without a constant focus on the issue, there is no doubt that both the SDG objectives and UNICEF’s objectives for sanitation (as per Goal Area 4 in the Strategic Plan 2018-2021) will be jeopardised.