We are the solution to the water and sanitation crisis

Cecilia Schon Jansson
Andy Channelle
Musaab Eltoum

The water and sanitation crisis can be solved. We all have our part to play.

People, governments, civil society, private sector, the UN system – this is our moment to take action.

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Getting things done

Let’s talk about you and water. It keeps you alive, flushes away your waste, washes your body and grows your food. But this finite resource is scarce and under threat – affecting every part of our society, from sanitation systems and ecosystems to industry and agriculture. We are way off-track to reach Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) that promises water and sanitation for all by 2030. Commit to fighting the water and sanitation crisis and hit the SDGs by 2030.


Five seconds

Look after water

Take quick showers, choose plant-based meals, don’t throw away edible food, shop sustainably, don’t throw rubbish into toilets, sinks or gutters. Simple lifestyle changes can make major impacts on water resources and on wastewater treatment systems.


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Make your voice heard
The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great challenge. Will it bring the world closer together? Your views make a difference. Add your ideas on water and sanitation. 
Take a one minute survey and voice your opinion.

One hour

Nominate a water hero 
Do you know a person or organization who has made an outstanding contribution to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources?
Nominate for the 2021 Stockholm Water Prize.

One week

Deepen your knowledge
Interested in water and nutrition, drought preparedness, water and migration or sustainable agriculture water use?
Join the webinar series hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Singapore skyline turns blue, aiming to raise awareness of water conservation.

Mr. Toilet is a crusader for global sanitation. Born in the Singapore slums, Sim knows firsthand the agonies of not having a proper loo. Now he’s dedicating his life to a crisis no one dares talk about.

Without fresh water, life on land wouldn’t exist. It is the most precious resource on our planet, but it’s finite. Every drop is vital for all living things.


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