Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.



Over 85%
Countries of the Planet’s Wetlands have been Lost Over the Past 300 Years
Over 733 Million
People live in countries with High & Critical Levels of Water Stress in 2019
Reporting Countries have +90% of Their Transboundary Waters in 2020

Global Coverage of Drinking Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Services in 2020 (%)

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