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Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
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.
Around 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is contaminated with feces. Some 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets. Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population and is projected to rise.
The price of inaction is enormous! Worldwide, more than 2 million people, including children, die every year from diarrhoeal diseases, arising from inadequate sanitation.
Lack of water, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation have a negative impact on food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families around the world. Drought affects some of the world's poorest countries, worsening the situation of hunger and malnutrition. By 2050, almost every fourth inhabitant of the planet will most likely live in a country experiencing a chronic or periodic shortage of fresh water.
To prevent this, it is necessary to invest in water research and development, and promote the inclusion of women, youth and indigenous communities in water resources governance.