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date: 20 April 2024

Water Supply, Sanitation, and the Environmentlocked

Water Supply, Sanitation, and the Environmentlocked

  • N. Vijay JagannathanN. Vijay JagannathanWorld Resources Insitute and George Washington University

Summary

Sustainable Development Goal No. 6 (SDG 6) has committed all nations of the world to achieving ambitious water supply and sanitation targets by 2030 to meet the universal basic needs of humans and the environment. Many lower-middle-income countries and all low-income countries face an uphill challenge in achieving these ambitious targets. The cause of poor performance is explored, some possible ways to accelerate progress toward achieving SDG 6 are suggested.

The analysis will be of interest to a three-part audience: (a) readers with a general interest on how SDG 6 can be achieved; (b) actors with policy interest on improving water supply and safe sanitation (WSS) service issues; and (c) activists skeptical of conventional WSS policy prescriptions who advocate out-of-the-box solutions to improve WSS delivery.

Subjects

  • Environmental Economics

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