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Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

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The decade 2018 – 2028 has been declared by the United Nations as the Water Action Decade – averting a global water crisis. The aim is to “bring a greater focus to sustainable development and a risk-informed integrated management of water resources for the achievement of social, economic and environmental objectives.”

SDG 6 not only addresses the issues relating to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, but also the quality and sustainability of water resources worldwide. SDG 6 cuts across sectors and regions and has interlinkages to all other 16 SDGs, of which a majority are mutually reinforcing. Other direct references to water are found in:

  • SDG 14: Life Below Water, calling for conservation and sustainable use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • SDG 15: Life on Land, including the protection of freshwater ecosystems and combating of desertification
  • SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, through ensuring healthy lives for all and combating of water-borne diseases
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, reducing the impact of water-related disasters (Target 11.5)

Learn more about the Water Action Decade in the video below:

Scroll down to see highlights of how BCIT is contributing to SDG 6.

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What can you do?

Think about the way you use water.

Try to be more efficient with the way you use water.

Everything that goes down the drain has an impact on your water quality.

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