Global Goal no. 6: Clean water and sanitation
Here are some of the targets:
- By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
- By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all
- By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution
- By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
- Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
What it means for Romania
Some 97,8% of Romania’s water resources are collected by the Danube river. Over the years, the human activities impacted on the quality of the ground and underground waters. Only 57,5% of the total monitored rivers can be used as drinking water. Of the total potential resources, only 45,5% are technically usable, especially because of the contamination. On the medium and long term, satisfying the population’s need for water and in agriculture, industry and other domains is not possible in Romania without major hydrotechnical works.
What you can do
If you are an individual, become a global citizen and take action online and offline (see details)!
If you are a company, join the Global Compact Network Romania (GCNR) and become more responsible, as part of a global initiative (see details)! As part of the GCNR, you will better understand the goals, will be helped to implement them in your business and will share your experiences with other participants.
About the Global Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals – SDG, drafted by the United Nations, have been unanimously adopted by the 193 UN state leaders present at the UN Global Compact in New York, September 25th-27th. The 17 goals advanced to the international community for the next 15 years aim at ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change. The objectives are global in themselves, but their success depends on the local and national implementation efforts and ther are expected to trigger a chain reaction in the business sector and at the level of the administrative and political decisions.
Romania values this event and was represented, for the first time in the last decade, at its highest level, by president Klaus Iohannis.