The Sustainable Development Goals were rolled out last September with Goal 6: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all” directly pertaining to our work. It includes these targets:
6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
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.a By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programs, including water harvesting, desalinization, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.
In addition, there are also the cross-cutting themes that are influenced by what we do, namely:
1.1 eradicate extreme poverty
2.3 small-scale food producers
9.a sustainable and resilient infrastructure
13.1 resilience and adaptive capacity
17.1 domestic resource mobilization