The status of and outlook for Sustainable Development Goal 6

Organization IWA
Author Claudia Sadoff
Year 2018
Topics Water & society
Level of action Water-wise Cities / Urban Level


Having a dedicated water goal in the Sustainable Developments Goals has created an exceptional political momentum to deliver safe drinking water and sanitation for all. Why are we still far from achieving SDG6 by 2030?

Claudia Sadoff, Director General, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka, urges water professionals to re-examine the economics, engineering and water management paradigms if we are to meet both the water services goals and the broader goals around water resources management.

An expert in Integrated Urban Water Management, Sadoff shares some promising examples of integrating technical and engineering solutions with institutional and governance solutions, which will be essential to achieving SDG6.