WSAA’s Global Goals for Local Communities Paper includes a commitment from the water industry to SDG 6 together with strong support to advance all 17 of the SDGs. The commitment to SDG 6 is, of course, voluntary but remains ‘live’ - we are encouraging water businesses to make that commitment as and when it suits. The commitment articulates the intent of the industry to support and promote the SDGs in partnership with other utilities, customers and stakeholders.

A commitment by the water industry

We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. As an industry we provide water, sanitation and stormwater services to over 20 million customers and understand that water is critical to sustaining life.

As providers of essential services we want to see the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

We believe universal access to safe water and sanitation is key to creating a better future and we know there is more work to be done.

As an industry we will:

  1. support and promote the 17 Sustainable Development Goals;
  2. support and work with Governments and other agencies to increase the capability and capacity of our region to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6;
  3. commit to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 within the scope of our operations

Download Global Goals for local communities: Urban water advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Download Sustainable Development Goals Progress Report: Global goals for local communities.

For more information or to join the commitment please contact Sandi Kolbe.

10 Jan 2020

Sandi Kolbe

Sandi Kolbe

Communications Manager