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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.
Information about targets and progress can be found on the official SDG website. Learn more about SDG6 here.
Learn more about how your company can advance each of the SDGs here.
The phrase “sustainable development” was made popular in the 1987 report, Our Common Future, of the United Nations Commission on Environment and Development.
The Commission – chaired by Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland – provided a definition of sustainable development that was used for the next 25 years:
“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Over time, the definition has evolved to better link the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
The SDGs provide a global framework for cooperation to address these three dimensions within an ethical framework.
The Water Siphonic Regulator from Aiwell Water controls and improves water drainage, helping to prevent flooding and damage caused by polluted road runoff.
Cinderella Incineration Toilets provide contamination-free sanitation facilities that do not consume water and contribute to improving public health.
SpillTech is developing the PortBin robot, a small and mobile surface drone which collects waste from port areas and other small bodies of water.