Goal two

water and sanitation access.

About

Goal two's mission statement is to guarantee access to safe drinking water and modern sanitation for all, no matter their location or economic status. 

Issues

  • Large regions do not have readily available sources to clean water nor sanitation

  • Service areas don't have adequate equipment

Causes

  • Inefficient and insufficient water supply systems

  • Rising demands by growing population, agriculture and industrial needs

  • Weak investments in public water management infrastructure and even lesser investments in sanitation

  • Droughts and natural disasters

  • Outdated irrigation policies in farming

Impacts

  • 1 in 3 people lack access to a safe and clean toilet

  • Inadequate sanitation and unsafe drinking water are public health hazards and the leading cause of infectious diseases 

  • Poor sanitation impacts economic growth

  • Girls are unable to access feminine hygiene products 

Solutions

  • Greater effort and cooperation is needed from governments and businesses

  • Projects in schools that think of innovative and economical solutions 

  • Funding dedicated to clean water and sanitation infrastructure

  • Explore technologically advanced and safe practices to treat water 

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