UN Sustainable Development Goals - 6. Clean water and sanitation


Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.


Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.

Read more about this goal on the website of the United Nations.

How do the Dutch universities work on this development goal?
Delft University of Technology, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam

Radboud Úniversity I

Radboud University II

Radboud University III

Tilburg University

TU Delft I

TU Delft II

University of Amsterdam

University of Technology Eindhoven

Wageningen University & Research