Water sanitation hygiene

WASH in the 2030 agenda

New global indicators for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene

Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all" and comprises six technical targets relating to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, wastewater management, water efficiency, integrated resource management and protection of aquatic ecosystems.

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) has been monitoring progress on drinking water and sanitation since 1990 and is collaborating with UN-Water partners to develop a framework for integrated monitoring of water and sanitation related SDG targets Under the recently established Global Expanded Monitoring Initiative (GEMI)

This briefing note summarises the new global indicators for monitoring the drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) elements of the SDG targets and reflects extensive technical consultation with over 100 experts from over 60 organisations worldwide.

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