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SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Water and sanitation coverage in the Pacific is low, and accessibility varies widely across, and between, Pacific countries and territories. The combined coverage levels of basic water and basic sanitation are lower than in any other region in the world, and nearly one-third of Pacific people still rely on surface water sources for drinking (largely due to the high reliance of surface water in rural PNG).

Children and their families are most vulnerable to the WASH-related impacts of climate change.

Dataset for SDG 6 can be downloaded here

 

Target 6.1

By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all

Indicator 6.1.1: Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services.

Metadata for indicator 6.1.1 can be downloaded here

Target 6.2

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 

Indicator 6.2.1: Proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services including a hand washing facility with soap and water

 

Indicator 6.2.1: Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services

Metadata for indicator 6.2.1 can be downloaded here

 

Metadata for indicator 6.2.2 can be downloaded here

Target 6.3

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 

Indicator 6.3.1: Proportion of wastewater safely treated

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Metadata for indicator 6.3.1 can be downloaded here

 

Indicator 6.3.2: Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 6.4

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 

Indicator 6.4.1: Change in water-use efficiency over time

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

 

Indicator 6.4.2: Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 6.5

By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate

Indicator 6.5.1: Degree of integrated water resources management implementation (0-100)

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

 

Indicator 6.5.2: Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 6.6

By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

Indicator 6.6.1: Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 6.A

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 

Indicator 6.A.1: Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 6.B

Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management

Indicator 6.B.1: Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset