In September 2015, inspired world leaders ignited policies and increased funding to overcome poverty, inequality, and climate volatility. They adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve by 2030. Today, we’d like to focus on SDG number six: Clean Water and Sanitation.
All living things need water. It’s necessary to producing the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the energy we depend on every day. However, it’s also a finite resource: Today, 783 million people—many of whom live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods—do not have access to clean and safe water. Water is crucial to sustainable development, and is at the core of socio-economic development, health, and human and animal survival. Yet the global water crisis is taking its toll on our populations.
Join us in focusing on the importance of water to sustainable development. You can get involved by starting a campaign or by donating to The Water Project, a non-profit organization that provides reliable access to safe, sanitary water in Sub-Saharan Africa. Together, we can raise awareness and extend a hand in securing our global water supply, so that by 2030, there will be clean water and sanitation for all.
It’s time to solve the greatest issue of our time: building a food-secure world. By working together, we can make a difference — and that’s where you come in.