Ahead of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), the Skoll Foundation has published an editorial from WSUP on improving water and sanitation systems in cities.
By Neil Jeffery, Chief Executive, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)
What do you think of when you think about improving water and sanitation? No doubt the first thing that springs to mind is a tap; probably followed close after by a toilet.
These are the visible aspects of efforts to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”
But they aren’t the most important aspects.
Without systems in place to manage water and sanitation services, clean water and safe sanitation cannot reach the people who need it most. And right now, there’s a lot of work to do to improve systems.
The HLPF will convene in New York from 9th to 18th July to assess progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Neil will be a panellist for the session: Review of SDGs implementation: SDG 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all