Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to
safe and affordable drinking water for all
6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed
drinking water services

6.2 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
6.2.1 Proportion of population using safely managed
sanitation services, including a hand-washing facility
with soap and water

6.3 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
6.3.1 Proportion of wastewater safely treated
6.3.2 Proportion of bodies of water with good
ambient water quality

6.4 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
6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time
6.4.2 Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as
a proportion of available freshwater resources

6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources
management at all levels, including through
transboundary cooperation as appropriate
6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources
management implementation (0-100)
6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an
operational arrangement for water cooperation
6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related
ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands,
rivers, aquifers and lakes
6.6.1 Change in the extent of water-related
ecosystems over time

6.a By 2030, expand international cooperation and
capacity-building support to developing countries in
water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes,
including water harvesting, desalination, water
efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse
6.a.1 Amount of water- and sanitation-related
official development assistance that is part of a
government-coordinated spending plan

6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local
communities in improving water and sanitation
6.b.1 Proportion of local administrative units with
established and operational policies and procedures
for participation of local communities in water and
sanitation management


Final list of proposed Sustainable Development Goal indicators