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. India: Clean Water and Environmental Sanitation for Rural Populations. The Roots of India's Water Crisis. Back in time - History of Hygiene - Public Sanitation. 2000 BC: Ancient Indo-Aryan water purification.
Sanskrit writings describe the purification of foul water by boiling and filtering. 460-377 BC: The "birth" of "Hygiene"? During the time of Greek physician Hippocrates, “hygiene” became known as the branch of medicine dedicated to the "art of health," (as distinct from therapeutics, the treatment of disease). 300 BC-AD 400: The system of aqueducts built in Ancient Rome provided inhabitants with fresh running water, which was piped directly to homes of the wealthy, and to public fountains and baths. This greatly improved domestic sanitation and adequate disposal of sewage. Tapping The Market: Opportunities For Domestic Investments In Sanitation For Poor. International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015.