• 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

  • 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.
  • 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 (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water.
  • 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 domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated.
  • 6.3.2
    Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 6.5.2
    Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.