The United Nations, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and UN-Water, has set forth new targets in an effort to ensure safe drinking water for all.
“By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all,” states the first target of the newly-revised Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
3.8 billion people – or 62 percent of the global population – had safe drinking water in the year 2000. Two decades later, in 2020, the number went up significantly, with 74 percent of the world’s population having access to safe drinking water. The SDG hopes to address any remaining challenges and identify the best pathways to success in order to guarantee that the entire global population has access to clean drinking water by 2030.