Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.

Source: United Nations

Clean Water and Sanitation

Where Canada Stands: Boil Advisories

This post is an excerpt from BCCIC’s shadow report: Where Canada Stands – Vol II.  Canada is a leader on clean water and sanitation relative to other nations. There are…

By British Columbia Council for International Cooperation