Water and sanitation are at the very core of sustainable development, critical to the survival of people and the planet. Goal 6 not only addresses the issues relating to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, but also the quality and sustainability of water resources worldwide. SDG 6 contains eight targets: six on outcomes in regard to water and sanitation, and two on the means of implementing the outcome targets. Monitoring will be critical to ensure the success of the SDG framework. It is therefore necessary to identify and apply specific, measurable and action-oriented indicators. Based on an extensive consultation process including all UN agencies involved in global monitoring of water and sanitation, academia, business, civil society and Member States, UN-Water has proposed a set of core indicators for global monitoring of SDG 6. The suggested indicators have the ability not only to provide the most impact for the water and sanitation related targets, but can also support the monitoring of many of the other goals and targets in the proposed SDG framework. To effectively drive action on the ground, the global indicators need to be supplemented by additional indicators that are relevant at the regional, national and local levels. (Link)
Department of Economic and Social Affairs; United Nations. 2017. Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all – Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform. Web Page [Accessed in January, 2017].