Sustainable Development Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation

 

           

 


Join us on November 17th for this exciting unveiling!

This project is the sixth out of the 17 SDGs, and has become the third goal to help increasing access to clean drinking water and sanitation.

  • Sponsor of the project: The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University
  • Artist(s): TBD
  • Grantee: The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University 
  • Location of the painting: The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, 19th Street Wall

 

Text SDG6 to 44-321 to donate!


 

While substantial progress has been made in increasing access to clean drinking water and sanitation, billions of people—mostly in rural areas—still lack these basic services. Worldwide, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, two out of five people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water, and more than 673 million people still practice open defecation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases. Hand hygiene saves lives. According to the World Health Organization, handwashing is one of the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections, including the COVID-19 virus. Yet billions of people still lack safe water sanitation, and funding is inadequate. 

Source: United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, SDG#6 Clean Water and Sanitation