United Nation Sustainable Development Goal Number 6
As per UNDP, Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of people around the world, an alarming figure that is projected to increase with the rise of global temperatures as a consequence of climate change.
Thus, the global sustainable development goal number 6 focuses on ensuring a clean and stable water supply as well as effective and adequate sanitation services worldwide by the year 2030.
To succeed in their vision, the UN developed a series of targets. These targets include restoring and protecting river ecosystems throughout the world, eliminating sources of water pollution, and increasing international cooperation to bring services throughout the world.
Several water companies, in order to reach the targets outlined by UN SDG 6, have installed smart meters in places where water scarcity is a concern.
Although, based on information from a 2017 UN study, not enough has been done to ensure that this goal will be met by 2030. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of sanitation, hygiene and adequate access to clean water for preventing and containing diseases.
Managing these targets accurately is one significant method through which we can make sure that all people benefit from clean water and effective sanitation in the years ahead.