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6. Clean water and sanitation

6. Clean water and sanitation

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. Too many people still lack access to safely managed water supplies and sanitation facilities. Water scarcity, flooding and lack of proper wastewater management also hinder social and economic development. Increasing water efficiency and improving water management are critical to balancing the competing and growing water demands from various sectors and users. By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.

Read our stories to learn more about SDG Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Image: U.S. Agency for International Development
Image: U.S. Agency for International Development
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Image: U.S. Agency for International Development

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News

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As extreme heat events become more frequent, Asian cities are under pressure to protect their most vulnerable citizens.
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Malaysia lost an estimated US$1.7 billion in wasted water between 2018 and 2022. The perceived low cost of water combined with climate pressures is fuelling water scarcity.
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The water crisis is sparking more interest from private equity and start-ups are dishing out solutions that are less capital-intensive, observe industry watchers. The data, however, points to a picture that is more mixed, with stop-start investment cycles that are largely cyclical.
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Bangladesh and India need to talk about sharing water on two major rivers, the Teesta and Ganges. But experts on both sides say much depends on political consensus and the right atmosphere for negotiations.
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Opinion

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Asean states need to unite on a common stand to beat plastic waste, but national and local efforts matter too.
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Across the region, it’s never been more critical to cultivate a resilient healthcare workforce capable of addressing climate-induced public health issues.
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A Malawian campaigner and scientist at the UN INC4 negotiations in Ottawa sets out four tests for the global plastic treaty.
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Videos

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Exclusive Jack Johnson says yes, but it is a long road ahead. In this exclusive interview, we ask the American singer-songwriter and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador about his hopes for the state of the world and how music plays a role in providing a dose of optimism in dark times.
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Watch: Singapore researchers are trying to give banana skins and coconut husks a new lease of life in water purification kits that can be used in disaster situations. They could one day also be used in the manufacture of batteries.
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EB Studio Recycling is key to tackling Singapore's waste problem, and everybody — including kids— can do their part for a better future.
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The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
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Podcasts

"We are already at 1.1°C of warming – a matter of life and death for the Global South", says Professor Winston Chow, the recently appointed co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's working group on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.
The Singapore scientist, recently elected to the UN's top climate body, tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the precarious state of climate adaptation in developing Asia. The region is not well-prepared to manage the cascading risks of extreme climate events, he says.
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The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
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Exclusive Following the launch of the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge, Eco-Business speaks to the Group's chief sustainability officer Lynette Leong on why sustainability innovation is defining the next phase of growth for the real estate giant.
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2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
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