We are the solution to the water and sanitation crisis

Martin Nyamai
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David Cabanas
Sean D Williams
Noor Qasim khan
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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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Make responsible choices

Take five-minute showers. With 80% of wastewater never being treated, taking shorter showers is a great way to save this precious resource.

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Stay safe at work
As countries restart their economies, ensuring all workers have the facilities to wash their hands at work is an important tool in the struggle against COVID-19 and future pandemics.

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Our vital wetlands 
Wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments; cradles of biological diversity that provide the water and productivity upon which countless species of plants and animals depend for survival.

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Take a course
The Global Water Partnership host a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on transboundary waters. The course is available on the SDG Academy platform and is free and open to everyone.

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The Great Green Wall Initiative includes 11 countries across Africa. The sustainable management of precious and scarce nature’s resources such as water and arable land has emerged as fundamental to the stability and resilience in the Sahel. Learn more!

Interested in water management, environmental degradation and changes in water supply? Do you think outside of the box and easily create solutions? The UNDP Accelerator Labs explores behaviors and personality traits of resilient thinkers to solve the world’s most pressing development challenges.

As countries around the world suffer the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, #WorldFoodDay is launching a call for global solidarity to help the most vulnerable people to recover and make food systems more sustainable, stronger and resilient to shocks.

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