“Water is Life”. This year marks the beginning of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028).

Access to water and sanitation is a precondition to life and a declared human right. Water is vitally important to sustainable development – from health and nutrition, to gender equity and economics.

We would like to hear your opinion about how we can help the International Community and policy-makers to achieve SDG 6 which aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by improving water quality, increasing water-use efficiency, implementing integrated water resources management, protecting and restoring water-related eco- systems, expanding international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water and sanitation-related activities and programmes, and more.

This month, we’ll be discussing water and pollution. Technology wastes are a big issue, as when they are not recycled, they can pollute the waterways, leading to high levels of chemicals which are detrimental for the ecosystem. Another potential area to discuss is other wastes dumped in the water, such as remaining or expired medicines in Switzerland. What are your thoughts and how can we combat this?

One thought on “Water is Life: SDG 6”

  1. I believe water quality and sanitation is very important, and especially the treatment of water, filtration, and purification processes. It is unfortunate that in Canada, First Nations communities are disadvantaged and are getting sick due to poor water quality. I think it’s important to give a hand up rather than a hand out, as when we teach communities how to effectively purify their water, it makes the process more sustainable. As we learn from the famous quote, Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

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