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EWP SDG Key Asks FINAL 0. UN-Water: A Dedicated Water Goal. Below follows a presentation of SDG 6 and its targets, including UN-Water’s assessment of the targets. To learn more about the proposed targets and its inter-linkage to other goals and targets, please have a look on the following infographics, prepared on the occasion of the World Water Day 2015 celebrations. Target 6.1 “By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all” Universal access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene is a long-standing development goal enshrined in the New Delhi Statement of 1990 (adopted by 115 Member States at the Global Consultation on Safe Water and Sanitation) and the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council resolutions on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation (HRTWS), and it is widely referenced in existing agreements on poverty reduction (Millennium Declaration, 2000) and sustainable development (Agenda 21, 1992; Earth Summit, 2002; and Rio+20, 2012).

And in addition: In focus: Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation. Photo: UN Photo/Martine Perret Targets By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all. By 2030, 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 vulnerable situations.

By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally. 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. By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate. Stories. Goal 6. The global indicator framework was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed to, as a practical starting point at the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission held in March 2016.

The report of the Commission, which included the global indicator framework, was then taken note of by ECOSOC at its 70th session in June 2016. More information. By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services By 2030, 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 vulnerable situations Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a hand-washing facility with soap and water Proportion of wastewater safely treated Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality.

Water and Sanitation - United Nations Sustainable Development. Water and SanitationFlorencia Soto Nino2016-08-17T17:54:39+00:00 Share this story, choose your platform! Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die 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. By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water. Children’s access to safe water and sanitation is a right, not a privilege – UNICEF Read More At start of World Water Week, UN Assembly President says water and sanitation goals need ‘major push’ “None should imagine that the state of sanitation […] Read More.

Providing water, sanitation & hygiene - UNICEF Australia. “Good health, cleanwater and nutritiousfood are a child’s right.” - Article 19, Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989 Clean water is something many of us take for granted. If we’re thirsty we turn a tap or open a bottle. We wash and flush and bathe and clean without thinking anything of it. WASH in Satellite Schools, Zimbabwe Program snapshot: Keeping girls in school in Zimbabwe Access to a toilet is a privilege we take granted, but for young girls across rural Zimbabwe, the lack of a school bathroom has the potential to end their studies. “Without good toilets,many young girls facedthe indignity of having tomanage hygiene duringmenstruation withoutwater, in dark corners, witha fear of being watched,” - Kachimana Primary School teacher Esther Taurai said UNICEF and its partners have constructed segregated toilets in 270 rural schools across Zimbabawe.

Above: In Zimbabwe, girls like Tambudzai*, 12, have a difficult choice to make when they start menstruating. Overview of Australia's assistance for water, sanitation and hygiene. How we are helping 2016-17 Budget Estimate: $46.2 million The Health for Development Strategy 2015-16 identifies investments in access to water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as being an essential foundation for people’s health and quality of life.

Health is critical to improving livelihoods, enabling poor people to participate in the economy, and lifting living standards. Australia’s support for improved access to WASH in the Indo-Pacific through the aid program includes: Programs that increase access to WASH delivered through country programs working directly with governments The Civil Society WASH Fund in implementing innovative WASH activities directly with communities and sharing lessons from their experiences Support for multilateral global programs which assist governments in policy reform, encourage greater local WASH investment, capacity building of institutions and knowledge management.

Why we give aid How we give aid DFAT supports WASH-capacity building. Water for development. The Troubling State of Sanitation in Rio | RioOnWatch. In a city full of beautiful distractions—nature, people, music—it is often easy to forget what is going on beneath your feet. However, for officially more than a quarter of the population in Rio de Janeiro, but likely much more, what is happening, or more appropriately, not happening, is difficult to ignore.

According to the Ministry of Cities, 30% of the population in Rio de Janeiro is not connected to a formal sanitation system, and even in areas with formal connections, only about half of sewage waste is treated before entering into waterways and eventually the ocean. These figures are a best case scenario, as many informal areas in the city are unaccounted for, and even in areas that technically have sanitation, oftentimes the systems are not in proper working condition. For a city with rising global importance, Rio is extremely behind in the area of sanitation. Even within Brazil, Rio de Janeiro falls short. The problem is widespread throughout the city. Historic lack of investment. Water and sanitation | World Vision Australia. Our approach to water, sanitation and hygiene Create a clean start to set children up for life The first 1,000 days of life are critical to children’s health, and water, sanitation and hygiene is a vital part of this.

We integrate our work with maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition and early childhood development – far more effective than addressing any of these areas in isolation. Provide flow-on benefits for disadvantaged groups Inaccessibility to water and sanitation is a major reason why children with disabilities drop out of school. We provide solutions that are accessible, affordable and dignified, increasing their opportunities for education, employment and self-sufficiency. Wash away barriers for women and girls When girls are unable to manage menstrual hygiene, it affects their education, health and overall wellbeing. Get access up and running in every context Almost half of all schools in low-income countries lack access to water and sanitation facilities.

Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

The process to identify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) At the 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly to review progress towards the MDGs, Governments called not only for accelerated progress towards achieving the MDGs, but also for new thinking on ways to advance the UN development agenda beyond 2015. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012 launched an intergovernmental process to define the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It called for the establishment of an open working group with the view to developing global sustainable development goals which will be agreed by the UN General Assembly in 2015. The 30-member Open Working Group (OWG) was established in January 2013 and included representatives nominated by Member States from the five UN regional groups. Member States decided to use an innovative, constituency-based system of representation which means that most of the seats in the OWG are shared by several countries.

It specified that the SDGs should: What are the Sustainable Development Goals? “I am pleased to share some good news for people and planet,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said to a packed room of press delegates. The good news? After three years of negotiations and debate, 193 countries had agreed to a set of development goals more bold and ambitious than anything that has come before them. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – part of a wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals, set by the United Nations back in 2000 to eradicate poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease, expire at the end of this year. Figure 1: The Millennium Development Goals Source: United Nations The MDGs were concrete, specific and measurable, and therefore helped establish some priority areas of focus in international development. Despite the criticism, significant progress has been made over the past 15 years, especially when it comes to the goals of eradicating poverty and improving access to education.

Share. Rio 2016: Athletes warned to keep mouths closed when swimming in faeces-infested water | The Independent. Athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil have been warned by doctors, engineers, and scientists to keep their mouths shut while participating in activities in the water. Researchers found that many of the beaches in Rio de Janeiro have been long contaminated with raw sewage, household garbage, and even dead bodies, creating hazardous swimming conditions for the 500,000 people expected to descend on the city in August. “Foreign athletes will literally be swimming in human crap, and they risk getting sick from all those microorganisms,” Rio paediatrician Dr Daniel Becker told the New York Times. “It’s sad but also worrisome.” The Brazilian government had promised to clean the pathogen-infested Guanabara Bay in 2014, but those efforts failed.

Play Video Close This is a modal window. 'There is No Risk' Brazilian Justice Minister Dismisses Rio Olympics Terrorist Threat Following Arrests The Games will get underway amid a tumultuous time for the South American country. Reuse content. Clean water would save millions of lives. Thursday March 22, 2012 Red Cross is aiming to improve water, sanitation and hygiene outcomes for 15 million people by 2015. Improved access to clean water and sanitation would unlock huge opportunities in public health, education and economic growth and would act as a game changer for millions of people around the world, according to Red Cross. Red Cross Water and Sanitation Manager, Bob Handby, said with World Water Day today it is timely to consider that no single intervention has a greater overall impact on community development and public health than the provision of safe drinking water and the construction of toilets, especially when combined with simple hygiene messages.

"Where there is a lack of clean water, disease and economic hardship soon follows. Unsafe water and poor sanitation have claimed more lives worldwide over the past century than any other cause, including wars and natural disasters," said Mr Handby. National Water Commission - Indigenous access to water resources. June 2012 Access to water resources for cultural and economic purposes can make a significant contribution to the aspirations and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Until recently this has been largely overlooked in our water planning and management decisions. The National Water Initiative (NWI) recognises Indigenous people as legitimate stakeholders in water planning and management, and acknowledges the need to identify Indigenous water values and water requirements in water plans.

Indigenous Australians have managed their lands and waters sustainably for thousands of generations. Through their spiritual, cultural and customary connections to the landscape, they have acquired a deep knowledge and understanding of Australia’s water systems. Since 2006, the Commission has invested in 16 projects to improve our knowledge and understanding of the social and economic aspirations of Indigenous Australians that are related to water. 1. 2. 3. Documents for download. Zika Epidemic Offers Sanitation a Chance in Brazil. Active Citizens, Civil Society, Development & Aid, Editors' Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Health, Population, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations, Water & Sanitation Sewage runs down one of the main streets of Altamira, a city in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil.

Poor sanitation offers a paradise for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of dengue fever and the Chikungunya and Zika viruses. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS - Three decades of dengue fever epidemic did not manage to awaken a sense of urgency in Brazil regarding the need for improving and expanding basic sanitation. Both dengue and Zika are transmitted by the same vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito. But it made a comeback two decades later, bringing dengue and more recently Chikungunya virus and Zika virus, also associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, which can lead to paralysis.

Brazil has suffered severe epidemics of dengue fever, with a total of 1.6 million notified cases and 863 deaths in 2015 alone. Water and sanitation | World Vision Australia. Sanitation. Stand with us: join the #ClimateChain. GHO | By category | Exposure - Data by country. 6 Why it Matters Sanitation 2p. Access to clean water | Environment. Rio's Waters Still Filled With Sewage Before Olympics. Toilets protest at Brazil beach demands basic sanitation - no comment. Water and sanitation - CARE Australia.

Cooperative Sanitation in Brazil’s Favelas | ReVista. Brazil’s plentiful water does not mean there is easy access to clean water for all — World Council of Churches. Overview of Australia's assistance for water, sanitation and hygiene. Watergovernance. Brazilian healthsystem. Efficiency&regulation.sanitation brazil. Water&birthoutcomes. Brazil universalisation water&sewage. Communitydriveninitiatives. Global&environmental.change. Tariff levels braziliancorporations. Water.potability brazil. Water&sanitation sociallyvulnerableareas. Water&sanitation regionalproperty&independence. Infectiousdiseases brazil.