We are working to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for
all. We are also working to 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
We are working to improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimising
release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated waste water and
substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse.
We aim to 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.
We aim to implement integrated water resources management at all levels and protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
We also work to support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation