We are the solution to the water and sanitation crisis

Shamsuddeen Jumande Mohammad
Joy ruttan
Simutanyi Andrew Amukuti

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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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 SDG by 2030.


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Share your views!

What does water mean to you? Water means different things to different people. 
Tell your stories and opinions about the water in your life. Tag your post with #Water2me and help shape the 2021 #WorldWaterDay campaign!


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Log your actions
Everyone has a role in solving the water and sanitation crisis. By recording and sharing actions we can review progress and use the latest evidence on what works, learn quickly from failure and adapt to changing realities. Record your SDG Acceleration Actions.

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A balanced future
How can we build a food system that reduces hunger, consumes less water and delivers a healthy economy, people and planet post COVID-19? Check out this Sustainable Development series by the World Bank.

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Deepen your knowledge
In 2015, 193 member states of the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that guides the social, economic, and environmental actions everybody takes to achieve a sustainable future by the year 2030. How are we doing? 

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To celebrate the 10th birthday of the human rights to water and sanitation, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation has released two children’s storybooks: Journey of the Droplets or Poop’s Travel to Dreamland. The books are also available as colouring books.

The report State of the World’s Sanitation: An urgent call to transform sanitation for better health, environments, economies and societies, was launched on World Toilet Day and brings together the data on sanitation coverage and investment, and how it impacts health, economies, and the environment. 

Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change. By recording – and celebrating – all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone. Join the conversation about what water means to you.



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