• Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

    Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

    Targets and Indicators

    • Target 1 6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
      • 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
    • Target 2 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
      • 6.2.1 Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a hand-washing facility with soap and water
    • Target 3 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
      • 6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater safely treated
      • 6.3.2 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
    • Target 4 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
      • 6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time
      • 6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
    • Target 5 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
      • 6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100)
      • 6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
    • Target 6 6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
      • 6.6.1 Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
    • Target 7 6.a By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
      • 6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
    • Target 8 6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
      • 6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management

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