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Sustainable Development Goal - Six

Targets to be achieved by 2030 : Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All

Pakistan committed in 2015, with the rest of the world, to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Government of Pakistan, and the Planning Commission in particular, has made a strong commitment to the SDGs and is putting an action plan into place that engages national and provincial actors, international donors, non-governmental organizations, private enterprise, and the education sector. Given the importance of the SDGs in Pakistan for improving quality of life, USPCAS-W has aligned its Water Security for Pakistan vision to leverage academia to help elevate the capacity of Pakistan to achieve the six targets of SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation:


By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.


By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.


By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing the release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.


By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity.


By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through trans-boundary cooperation as appropriate.


By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.