Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
Clean water and sanitation. Sustainable development goal 6.
Clean water and sanitation
Monica Odlare, Professor in Environmental Engineering, tells us about her research team’s work with purifying water.
- Eskilstuna energi och miljö
- Svenska miljöinstitutet
- Jordbrukstekniska föreningen
- Royal Institute of Technology
- Lund University
- Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
- Uppsala university
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
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.
By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.