Global Water Crisis Is Wrong, Tragic and Unnecessary

If you don’t know about the water crisis, you should. About 2.5 billion people are affected. They lack clean water and a toilet. Each day, kids miss school, moms walk miles and families get sick from unsafe water. And too many die. We all know this is wrong, it’s tragic and it’s totally unnecessary. Because it’s solvable if it’s done right and with urgency.

The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the new goals for global sustainable development. Sustainable Development Goal 6, which seeks to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all, is critical to achieving the other 16 goals. Without safe water and sanitation, people remain trapped in an endless cycle of poverty. Learn more here about the SDGs and how you can help.

This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, “What’s Working: Sustainable Development Goals,” in conjunction with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposed set of milestones will be the subject of discussion at the UN General Assembly meeting on Sept. 25-27, 2015 in New York. The goals, which will replace the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015), cover 17 key areas of development — including poverty, hunger, health, education, and gender equality, among many others. As part of The Huffington Post’s commitment to solutions-oriented journalism, this What’s Working SDG blog series will focus on one goal every weekday in September. This post addresses Goal 6.

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