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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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The Pakistani megacity releases 88 per cent of its sewage untreated into the Arabian Sea, mostly through open drains that flow past fishing villages.
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Seagrass meadows, rather than coral reefs, are the fishing grounds of choice for many fishing households in four countries in the Indo-Pacific region, a new study shows.
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Water management authorities in Bangladesh have drawn up a plan to recharge, or refill, the aquifers serving Dhaka and other areas, which are being depleted by one of the highest groundwater extraction rates in the world.
A car floats down a flood torrent in New South Wales, Australia
Global insured losses from natural catastrophes in first half of 2022 have reached US$35 billion, 22 per cent above the average of past ten years. The flooding that hit Australia in February broke a new record for the country's insurance industry.
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Opinion

Surabaya has increased the focus on city greening
The Indonesian city of Surabaya put in public parks where others put in buildings. It is now reaping the creative, economic and cooling benefits.
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As the world warms, diseases transmitted by insects may spread. For World Health Day, we look at how certain prevention strategies can break the link between climate change and animal diseases which spread to humans.
2021 climate disasters food security
More diseases, less access to social protection, and a worsening outlook for every decimal point of temperature increase. Effective solutions need to include all stakeholders.
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Africa did not cause the climate crisis, but African leaders find themselves having to take the initiative in developing strategies for coping with it, to mitigate climate change's impact on the continent's water security and sanitation.
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Videos

Kids recycle
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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EB Studio Why is Singapore's domestic recycling rate so abysmal? Little cameras were hidden in the blue bins around the country to find out how people are recycling—or not.
Plastic bag floats near bait ball. Image: WWF
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.
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Podcasts

WEF China
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.
The EB Podcast talked to Rob Kaplan
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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