Water, sanitation and the SDGs

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In the 2016 UNEP-SEI book Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability, experts from the SEI Initiative on Sustainable Sanitation (SISS) argued that some approaches to sanitation and wastewater management can unlock not only progress on the specific sanitation targets under Sustainable Development Goal 6 but also a wide range of co-benefits across the 2030 Agenda, from gender equity to health and environmental protection, to renewable energy and climate mitigation. 

In 2013 Johan L. Kuylenstierna and Nina Weitz took part in a UN Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) and UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) study looking at the costs and benefits of addressing coming water challenges in the SDGs. Read more»

SEI's Kim Andersson is taking part in a UN-Water task team working on wastewater and water resource management indicators for global application in the SDG process. Preliminary findings were presented at a special sessions at World Water Week 2014.

Read also "Can the SDGs stop us flushing precious resources down the drain?", a blog on sustainable sanitation in the SDGs by Kim Andersson and Caspar Trimmer.