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Sustainable Development Goal 6 | Clean Water: Overview

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: UNDP Ghana (2019).

"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." (United Nations, n.d.

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Goal 6: Clean Water | Introduction videos

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United Nations - What makes it so difficult for some people to have access to water? Why are there millions of people in the world without access to a toilet? Does this issue only affect developing countries? Water and Sanitation Expert Leanne Burney from UN DESA answers all these questions on Goal #6

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In text reference / citation: Burney (2015) or (Burney, 2015)
Bibliography / Reference list: Burney, L (2015). The Sustainable Development Goals Explained: Clean Water and Sanitation, [eVideo]. United Nations, Retrieved from https://youtu.be/LCKsU4bPFOQ

In this video, EarthAgain talk about the sixth of the sustainable development goals, which is all about ensuring sanitation and hygiene for all people.

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In text reference / citation: EarthAgain (2017) or (EarthAgain, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: EarthAgain (2017). UN Sustainable Development Goals | Clean Water and Sanitation [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/FAuoxTHq_zw

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In text reference / citation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019) or (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019). When growing vegetables is no longer safe [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/rrz9llyIGoY

Goal 6: Clean Water | Facts & Figures

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Facts & Figures Global Targets

40%

Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population, and that figure is projected to rise.

2.6 billion

2.6 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water sources since 1990, but 663 million people are still without.

1,000​

Each day, nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diseases.

40 billion​

Women in sub-Saharan Africa collectively spend about 40 billion hours a year collecting water. This significantly impacts their employment opportunities.

2.4 billion​

2.4 billion people worldwide do not have access to basic sanitation services like toilets or latrines.

80%

80 percent of wastewater from human activities is discharged into waterways without any pollution removal.
  • By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate.
  • By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
  • 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 technologies Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.
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In text citation: (United Nations Development Programme, 2018) or United Nations Development Programme (2018)

Bibliography / Reference list: United Nations Development Programme. (2018). Sustainable Development Goals, 6: clean water, facts and figures. Retrieved from http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-6-clean-water-and-sanitation.html

Goal 6: Clean Water | Databases and Statistics

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Goal 6: Clean Water | Take Action

Show leadership / take actionLeadership Challenge / Opportunity

Climate change impacts on the availability of clean water and involves all of us: as individuals, as a school, as a community, as a country. How can you rise to the challenge, show leadership, and help make a difference to climate change?  Explore the following Victorian Take2 pledge and consider what action you can take. See also the following Victorian ResourceSmart llnk to see what other schools and communities are doing to make a difference.

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In text reference / citation: Sustainability Victoria (2016) or (Sustainability Victoria, 2016)
Bibliography / Reference list: Sustainability Victoria (2016). Pledge to TAKE2 and be a part of Victoria’s action on climate change , [eVideo]. Retrieved from rpKnYPRxugo

Goal 6: Clean Water | Track Progress

Use the following links to see how Australia, and the world, are tracking to meet this goal.Level 3

Sustainable Development Goal 6 | Clean water & sanitation: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School Sustainable Development Goals LibGuide supports the following Australian and Victorian curriculum outcomes.


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