Water Sanitation: Why is it important?
One of the key issues for the development of society and for the fight against poverty and disease is access to safe drinking water and to an adequate sanitation of this resource. Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water is essential to protect people's public health and prevent infectious diseases. In addition, the cross-cutting nature of water makes it an essential resource at an economic level, as well as a social and an environmental level. Therefore, it is an essential resource for the maintenance of ecosystems, and, above all, it is an essential right for the life and dignity of human beings.
On a global scale, governments are addressing this increasingly present issue due to the impact of climate change in environmental aspects, but also in economic terms. For this reason, during this past month of July, the High-Level Conference: Dialogues on Water was organized in Germany in which representatives of UN member countries proposed actions to accelerate the implementation of SDG 6.
SDG 6 and its implementation
In a context of climate change, five key accelerators were established to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (Ensure the availability of water and its sustainable management and sanitation for all) in order to propose a joint intersectoral action:
- Need to optimize financing
- Improvement of data and information
- Development of acceleration capacities
- Improvement of governance
Objectives and goals
Accelerator 1: Need to optimize financing
The need to improve the environment to be able to make investments in sustainable infrastructure, with innovative financing models. In addition, it is important to establish policies and regulations that reduce inefficiencies and corruption; to improve the performance of service operators, breaking the vicious circle of build-neglect-rebuild/repair.
Accelerator 2: Improvement of data and information
Data and information related to water is essential for planning the needs and demands. The water and sanitation monitoring systems are responsible for providing qualitative, accessible, timely and reliable data for decision-making. What is really important about the data is to convert it into effective actions for the management of water resources.
Accelerator 3: Development of acceleration capacities
It is concluded that the development of capacities must go beyond those established so far. International cooperation will have to allocate resources to the training and improvement of human talent for the allocation of financial resources to strengthen the security of water, energy and agriculture.
Accelerator 4: Innovation
The application of sanitation strategies with modern technology and innovative methods to achieve more efficient processes focused on circular economy. Results and resources optimization to guarantee a sustainable water and sanitation supply, emphasizing the methodology to achieve good practices.
Accelerator 5: Improvement of governance
The key point to improve governance is to encourage more intense cooperation between all stakeholders, especially in the face of the increasing demand for water and greater water uncertainty. To establish a coordination to improve vertical and horizontal governance through sectoral policies.
DAGA, a leading supplier of innovative solutions
With more than six decades of experience, at DAGA we work every day to guarantee the supply and quality of water in all areas. We are committed to promoting sustainable and efficient water management to reduce the impact on our planet.
For this reason, we are committed to advances and methodologies that guarantee sustainability and care for the environment.