Clean Water and Sanitation

Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Click on the case studies below to find out what programs, projects and policies are being implemented in cities around the globe to accomplish Goal 6.

Learn more about the targets and indicators of SDG 6 at UN Sustainbale Development Knowledge Platform.

Case studies

15 case studies available.

Ekostaden Augustenborg and Bo01 – City of Tomorrow
Malmö, Sweden

Ekostaden Augustenborg and Bo01 – City of Tomor...

The two projects - a newly built housing area and an upgraded neighbourhood - follow the same environmental and social standards in Malmö

Urban Solid Waste Management in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte
Award
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Urban Solid Waste Management in the Metropolita...

An inter-federation model make feasible for the municipalities to manage their waste in an integrated way.

SOIL Haiti
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

SOIL Haiti

The mission of SOIL is to promote dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of wastes into resources.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative
Award
Delhi, India

Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Nizamuddin Urban Re...

The Urban renewal project taken up by the Aga Khan Foundation revitalizes and unifies various segregated heritage sites around Humayun's tomb and Sunder nursery.

eThekwini Communal Ablution Blocks for Informal Settlements
Durban / eThekwini Municipality, South Africa

eThekwini Communal Ablution Blocks for Informal...

In 2004, the municipality initiated the community ablution blocks (CABs) programme to provide communal water and sanitation facilities to un-served informal settlements in the urban and peri-urban areas of eThekwini.

Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project
Award
Jakarta, Indonesia

Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project

The Pluit Reservoir Revitalization Project is an initiative of the city of Jakarta to reduce urban flooding, improve water storage capacity and the quality of its prime water source.

Zero Waste Program
Award
Bogotá, Colombia

Zero Waste Program

The Zero Waste Program aims to reduce waste and increase recycling by formalization of the labour force and the introduction of education and training programs for workers and the community.

Sylhet : building a water-logging resilient city
Award
Sylhet, Bangladesh

Sylhet : building a water-logging resilient city

A community based initiative to raise awareness and ensure preservation of natural water resources through sustainable drainage systems that will help eradicate water-logging in the city of Sylhet.

Know Your City: Lusaka 2030 - a city without slums
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Lusaka, Zambia

Know Your City: Lusaka 2030 - a city without slums

To foster a sustainable working relationship between local government and slum dwellers in a bid to expedite the creation of an inclusive city.