2,4 billion

people still live in water-stressed countries


water use efficiency increased by only

Failure to successfully meet targets set up in Goal 6 will worsen existing problems related to: 

  • access to clean drinking water;
  • adequate sanitary conditions;
  • negative impact on health and development of children and adults;
  • conflicts related to water resources.

According to WHO:

  • more than 20% of the world's water resources are already unfit for drinking;
  • 2.2 billion people have no access to drinking water;
  • over 4.2 billion people do not have access to sanitation.