SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation
This site contains links to the activities and tools ESCAP has used to strengthen environment statistics in Asia and the Pacific. It also contains a collection of outputs from these activities. One of the purposes of the self-learning materials is to provide background to reading the guidance documents. Another purpose is to provide insights into policy applications and data sources.
Sustainable development, liveable communities, healthy environments: to make these a reality around the world, it is essential to ensure access to clean water and adequate sanitation, safely managed for all. Here we present an inside look at how BORDA is innovating sanitation, and some of the people who are making it happen.
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.
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.
This publication introduces Water Sensitive Urban Design and discusses its benefits, with examples of integration in Viet Nam.
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.
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.