Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, millions of people including children die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. At the current time, more than 2 billion people are living with the risk of reduced access to freshwater resources and by 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. Drought in specific afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. Fortunately, there has been great progress made in the past decade regarding drinking sources and sanitation, whereby over 90% of the world’s population now has access to improved sources of drinking water.
To improve sanitation and access to drinking water, there needs to be increased investment in management of freshwater ecosystems and sanitation facilities on a local level in several developing countries within Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Southern Asia, Eastern Asia and South-Eastern Asia.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
|Wednesday, April 27th|
Fredy An '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal that our group has chosen is #6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Water is vital to human survival. Unfortunately, throughout certain areas of the world, water sources have been contaminated making it difficult for humans to consume. This has occurred in the US, where a major substance that has been polluting the water is ... Read More
9:55 AM - 10:15 AM
Taegeon Eom '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
We believe that everyone deserves access to clean water resources. Unfortunately, worldwide nearly 1.1 billion people do not have access to it. UN SDG 6 is focused on clear water and sanitation, so our group has decided to focus on this for our service. More specifically, farmers across the world have limited access to water sources and therefore cannot ... Read More
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM