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Goal 6. Water & Sanitation

ICTs for a Sustainable World

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Clean Water and Sanitation

More than 800’000 deaths are caused each year by unsafe water and poor sanitation. ICTs are particularly important for smart water management, facilitating the measurement and monitoring of water supplies as well as necessary interventions, and enabling practitioners at the local level to ensure the equitable and sustainable extension of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. As the costs of ICTs continues to fall, governments will be able to better integrate ICTs into monitoring and evaluation frameworks to optimize operations and improve the quality of service.​


Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children under five years old account for 90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions.1        

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Case study – Somalia


Sound Bite

"We have the ability to provide clean water for every man, woman and child on the Earth. What has been lacking is the collective will to accomplish this. What are we waiting for?"

Jean-Michel Cousteau
French environmentalist and explorer